Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are different organizations. Ukrainian Red Cross has an exclusively national mandate — it works only on the territory of Ukraine.
The ICRC has an international mandate, acting as a neutral and impartial mediator between all parties of the armed conflict to resolve humanitarian issues.
Therefore, we would like to emphasize that Ukrainian Red Cross is not connected with the ICRC’s official visit to the Russian Federation, and with the opening of offices or humanitarian centers in Rostov-on-Don.
Thanks to your help and in cooperation with the state authorities of Ukraine, all our employees and volunteers of Ukrainian Red Cross work every day, exposing themselves to danger, to save and help the civilian population affected by armed aggression.
Ukrainian Red Cross protects people’s lives, alleviates their suffering during armed conflicts and natural disasters, as well as assists public authorities in activities in the humanitarian sphere. URCS assists in providing humanitarian aid, supports work of local authorities in the evacuation of the population, but can NOT initiate humanitarian corridors.
❗️Since the beginning of the war, Ukrainian Red Cross has provided assistance to more than 300,000 people:
- Delivered more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the regions, including providing hospitals with the necessary medicines, and providing all the most necessary aid points.
- Accompanied in the evacuation of about 58,200 people.
- 42,000 people were trained to provide first aid at trainings.
- Conducted trainings on mine danger covering 2,000 people.
- Emergency response teams, which carry out visits to fires and explosions, provided assistance to more than 200 people.
We are close and continue to work around the clock!
Principles of the International Movement
All components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are guided in their activities by common principles, namely: humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Human life is the highest value for all members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The main goal of the International Movement is to help people, regardless of their faith, religion, political beliefs and nationality. It does not matter where a person was born, who he/she is, in what country person lives. One thing remains important, the value of human life and well-being.