The Red Cross in Spain (“Cruz Roja”) reacts quickly and effectively in the event of disasters, armed conflicts, emergencies and any situation that threatens people's lives and their social well-being and dignity.
Its principles are an expression of concern for human beings: “Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Character, Unity and Universality”.
Its aim is to stabilise any situation so that people can rebuild their lives as quickly as possible.
What countries does it work in?
The International Committee of the Red Cross has 16,800 staff in more than 80 countries and more than 13 million volunteers.
The Emergency Relief Fund is the Spanish Red Cross's mechanism for dealing with disasters and providing the necessary resources and assistance wherever it is needed.
This emergency task force is active all year round to respond to emergencies between 24 and 48 hours.
Other information of interest
The Spanish Red Cross was founded in 1864.
It has received several awards for its work, such as the Prince of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation awarded in 2012.