American Red Cross – Emergency Relief around the World
The American Red Cross has provided vital assistance to those in need in chaotic situations around the world regardless of geographical challenges and risk of danger. Through natural disasters, world wars, intra-nation civil battles, terrorist attacks and more, the Red Cross has been and continues to be ever present.
With over a century of arduous work poured into the efforts to save and relieve struggling victims, a brief review of the historical story of the Red Cross is certainly warranted. Start by reading about the History of the Red Cross. Continue by reading about the Red Cross founder, Clara Barton. Continue by skimming this timeline about Significant Dates.
Continue with the Global Red Cross Network. The Red Cross today is the culmination of primarily three major organizations: the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Red Cross is present in nearly every nation across the globe. Most countries are supporting members at some level but even those that are not, unequivocally receive aid during times of crisis.
Red Cross to the Rescue
Watch the following collections of video clips for a sampling of the work of the Red Cross's work in all nations: