International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

The “Movement” is made up of the following components: the International Committee of the Red Cross, the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening                                                                       humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

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Humanitarian missions enable you to protect and assist people enduring the consequences of conflict. You can help them find ways to cope and to build bridges to a more secure future, and lobby on their behalf for sustainable solutions to their plight.

A broad range of new experiences awaits you. They will change your perspective and draw you into a whole new world.

The field of humanitarian endeavour is open to all those who are ready to commit their time and energy and who display the right spirit. Human beings have the gift of empathy, and that is what you need most to work for the ICRC

The videos in this “Working for the ICRC” playlist show the life of our staff in operational contexts and the different jobs the ICRC offers. We update the playlist as often as we can but you can always find all currently open positions here.



ICRC Fundamental PrincipalsThe seven Fundamental Principles provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework for the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement around the world. They are at the core of the Movement’s approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.


It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.


In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.


The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Voluntary service

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.


There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in anyone country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

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Company Statistics

Date Established



Geneva, Switzerland


Over 80 Countries

Number of Staff

Circa: 14,500