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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Access to new resource related to Solving Global Problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Marina Benedet

26 January 2019 – Paris, France – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to Solving Global Problems. The new resource is titled “International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)”.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year. Founded in 1919, the IFRC comprises 190 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, a secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world.  It acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. It does so with impartiality as to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions.

The IFRC's strength lies in its volunteer network, community-based expertise and independence and neutrality. It works to improve humanitarian standards, as partners in development and in response to disasters. It works to enable healthy and safe communities, reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace around the world. The seven Fundamental Principles that guide the work of the IFRC and its members are: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the library at, click on “Global Initiatives”, scroll down to Organizations. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here