International Programs

The Canadian Red Cross contributes to the overall mission of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement worldwide in preventing or alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found.

We support emergency response, recovery and longer-term development by providing specialist personnel and delegates or financial assistance in cooperation with Red Cross partners. Thanks to the generous support of Canadian donors and with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Red Cross assists millions of people around the world every year.

Maternal Child and Newborn Health

In partnership with ministries of health and our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners, we deliver proven, inexpensive interventions to some of the world’s most rural and remote areas that strengthen communities, strengthen health systems and save lives. 

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Faces of Humanity

When a humanitarian crisis strikes, Canadian aid workers mobilize to provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in the world. Aid workers – including medical practitioners, engineers, electricians, social workers – represent the best of our humanity.  The Canadian Red Cross is proud to support humanitarian< efforts around the globe. 

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