The Norwegian Red Cross field hospital Haiti

This is the Norwegian Red Cross

There are people all over the world who need help, including in Norway. The problems here differ from those in other countries where armed conflicts or natural disasters produce need and suffering.

The Red Cross is a humanitarian organisation whose work is driven by a desire to help others. It is committed to, and bound by, the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and acts as the guardian of the Geneva Conventions.

Our work is volunteer-based and organised to ensure that we can reach people in need quickly and efficiently. The Red Cross has local branches throughout Norway, while the Movement has a global reach through its network of volunteers.

Given the frequency with which wars break out and the ever-recurring famines, the need may seem overwhelming. Therefore, it is important to know that a lot of people are also working to make things better.

Our efforts make a difference

The Red Cross reunites people. Red Cross lorry drivers and ambulance personnel get food and help through to those struck by famine. Red Cross water engineers cross battle lines to repair bombed water supply systems to ensure that people have access to clean water. This is possible because you and others like you care and because the red cross and red crescent emblems protect these volunteers.

There are people all over the world who need help, including in Norway. The problems here differ from those in other countries where armed conflicts or natural disasters produce need and suffering. They include substance abuse problems, difficulties adjusting to a new country, getting lost in the mountains at
Easter, or the many lonely people who simply need someone to talk to.

For more information about The Norwegian Red Cross and our work

Please download our brochure here!