SDG Charter Signatory

The Netherlands Red Cross

Help those affected by diasters

About us

The Hague

The Red Cross works to prevent and alleviate human suffering. We protect lives and health and secure respect for every human being. In crisis situations we ensure that basic needs are being met – many of which are embedded in the SDGs. Moreover, by working on community resilience we protect and strengthen livelihoods and systems that ensure basic services like water, food, health, and shelter. Thus, while rooted in crisis mitigation, our work on livelihoods and basic services enables communities to absorb and recover from shocks and stresses, and in that way also provides a basis for sustainable development.