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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Abbreviation IFRC
Formation 1919 (1919)
Type Humanitarian aid organization
Purpose/focus To carry out relief operations to assist victims of disasters, and combine this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its member National Societies
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Secretary General Jagan Chapagain
President Francesco Rocca
Main organ Governing board
Parent organization International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Budget 495,444,000 CHF
Website www.ifrc.org

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year through its 192 member National Societies.

It acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

In 1963, it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


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