Danish Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, which is the world’s largest humanitarian network with 17 million volunteers in 189 countries. The seven Fundamental Principles that bond together the 189 RCRC National Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are:
- Voluntary service;
- Unity; and
Danish Red Cross has 120 local branches in Denmark conducting first aid, social and psychosocial activities throughout the country with the support of 32.0000 volunteers. Danish Red Cross also operates a number of asylum centres for refugees in Denmark.
Internationally, Danish Red Cross supports Red Cross Red Crescent societies throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East to implement emergency and development programmes (disaster management, community based health and psychosocial support, youth and humanitarian diplomacy).