Where in the world did people receive help from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in 2016?

A new report published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) can tell you exactly where. The report gathers data from 190 National Societies worldwide, and offers insights into humanitarian and societal trends such as spontaneous volunteering; how volunteer numbers rise and then stabilize following a major disaster, and how indicators are affected by sociodemographic factors such as population size and the Human Development Index.

Grateful for our 15,000 active volunteersAccording to the data, Canadian Red Cross counted 15,000 active volunteers in 2016, up from 9,670 in 2010. Nearly 1.5 million people have been reached by our disaster response and early recovery programs.

The 2016 numbers are part of a five-year dataset on our humanitarian work worldwide, which is freely available for download and analysis.

In 2010, IFRC created a system to collect data based around several main indicators. The 2018 edition of Everyone Counts presents self-reported data in 2016, alongside an analysis of the 2012-2016 data.

“The data presented in this report also shows how the Red Cross and Red Crescent is evolving to meet new and growing needs,” said Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of IFRC. “A lot of our focus has been on social inclusion and building a culture of non-violence and peace, and we reached 16.3 million people (worldwide) with these programs in 2016. We also expanded our cash transfer programming, giving choice and autonomy to 2.8 million people in need.”

Canadian Red Cross actively seeking volunteers to join our disaster management team across Canada. Join us today and help make a difference.