March 30, 2019

The Red Cross (IFRC) announced that it would begin impartially distributing humanitarian aid in crisis-torn Venezuela in two weeks. According to an internal UN report, about 24% of the total population currently living in the country is in urgent needs for assistance.


  • Full name: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

  • Mandate: It is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. 

  • Established in: 1919. 

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland. 

Source : The Hindu