International Development

Canadian Red Cross International Operations

In accordance with its International Operations Strategy (2016 - 2020), the Canadian Red Cross delivers primary health care programs, relief supplies, water and sanitation and shelter solutions to people affected by conflicts, natural disasters or other emergencies. Canadian Red Cross international programming promotes cost-effective, community-based programs, which help large numbers of people with humanitarian aid and long-term development programs.

Thanks to the generous support of Canadian donors and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Canadian Red Cross assist millions of people around the world every year.

The Canadian Red Cross is one of 189 National Societies that along with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) make up the world's largest humanitarian network – also known as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.