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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
AbbreviationIFRC
Formation1919 (1919)
TypeHumanitarian aid organization
Purpose/focusTo carry out relief operations to assist victims of disasters, and combine this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its member National Societies
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Secretary GeneralJagan Chapagain
PresidentFrancesco Rocca
Main organGoverning board[1]
Parent organizationInternational Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Budget495,444,000 CHF[2]
Websitewww.ifrc.org
This person won a Nobel Prize
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.[3][4]

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.[5]

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