International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Category: Humanitarian

Headquarters: Geneva, Sweden

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. They are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ over 20,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

* Information above taken from the ICRC website.

Women Holding Hands

ICRC Projects in Yemen

As of May 2020

Yemen Crisis

Location: N/A

ICRC assists with water sanitation, detainee assistance (helping improve living conditions), living assistance through food, cash and other assistance. ICRC also helps with medical relief by providing emergency care in ICRC-supported hospitals.