Welcome to the seventh in our series of blogs looking at the Red Cross’ guiding principles. Today, we look at universality.
When a big disaster occurs, a call for support goes out from our headquarters in Geneva to 188 National Societies across the world. Following the Haiti earthquake, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from all over the globe immediately took action.
They sent emergency teams, set up hospitals, despatched hygiene and sanitation specialists, raised millions of pounds, and ensured the survivors had enough food to eat and tents to sleep in.