British Red Cross

British Red Cross


Organisation Type: International NGO

About Us

The British Red Cross Yemen is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which is the world's largest humanitarian network. The organization provides assistance and support to individuals and communities in the UK and around the world who are affected by crises, disasters, conflicts, and health-related issues.

The British Red Cross, like other branches of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, bases its work on the seven Fundamental Principles of the movement: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

In conflict or disaster-stricken countries like Yemen, the British Red Cross typically plays a number of roles. These can include:

  1. Healthcare: They help provide essential healthcare services to people affected by conflict, including medical treatment, disease prevention, and rehabilitation services.
  2. Emergency aid: In the immediate aftermath of a disaster or escalation of conflict, they distribute emergency relief supplies like food, water, and essential household items.
  3. Supporting existing services: They often work to support and improve the capacity of local health and social services. This can involve supporting hospitals, training local medical staff, and improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities.
  4. Long-term recovery: They help communities recover in the longer term by supporting initiatives to rebuild infrastructure, improve local services, and enhance community resilience.
  5. Protection: They help protect people from harm by advocating for respect for international humanitarian law, working to reunite separated family members, and providing support to vulnerable groups.

The exact activities the British Red Cross undertakes in Yemen can change over time based on the evolving needs and context. The organization works in close coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Yemen Red Crescent, and other Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners to ensure a coordinated and effective response.