British Red Cross

Welcome to the career site for the British Red Cross at Impactpool

 

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

British Red Cross are partare part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network. The organisation is responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

 

The British Red Cross is a National Society. Most countries around the world have a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society. Each Society has a responsibility to help vulnerable people within its own borders, and to work in conjunction with the Movement to protect and support those in crisis worldwide.

The Red Cross Movement is not a political or religious organisation. This neutrality means that we can reach and offer unconditional help to people in need whoever and wherever they are.  

Often we work in countries where other organisations cannot or will not work. We cross front-lines in times of war to help conflict victims and visit prisoners of war on both sides. We can only do this life-saving work if we are understood to be a completely neutral, independent organisation. Put simply, our neutrality saves lives. 

We can’t let down people in need by compromising our neutrality. That is why we do not align ourselves with any particular political cause or religious creed anywhere in the world. 

And that is why we do not generally sell or display religious items, of any faith, in our shops. As an organisation, the Red Cross cannot be seen to be religious or political because to do so might jeopardise the access we have to people in need.

More about the Geneva Conventions

Read about their fundamental principles

Areas of work

The British Red Cross are actively working in areas such as:

First Aid

Emergency Response 

Preparing for disasters  

Health and Social Care

Protecting people in conflict

Refugee support

Teaching resources

 

Find more information at: http://www.redcross.org.uk/

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