Austrian Red Cross – a Partner in Development

After earthquakes, floods or in armed conflicts, Austrian disaster relief workers help the affected population to survive. But the Austrian Red Cross supports not only in disasters. Development programmes and projects also contribute to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in less and least developed countries. Our staff and delegates support national Red Cross or Red Crescent societies in


to strengthen their capacities in a sustainable manner and assist the people in need. In the core areas water/sanitation and health, the Austrian Red Cross

  • builds wells
  • implements community based health care programmes
  • promotes hygiene
  • reconstructs houses and local infrastructure
  • takes disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction measures


Austrian Red Cross staff also works worldwide within the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Read more about the mission of the Austrian Red Cross International Aid (download).

Read more about the activities of the Austrian Red Cross International Aid in 2010 (download).

Read more about Austrian Red Cross development programmes and projects (download).


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