Founded: 1919

Members : 190 National Societies in 2016

Volunteers : almost 97 million Volunteers across the Red Cross Movement

With tens of millions of volunteers working in 190 National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Based in Geneva (Switzerland), IFRC coordinates and directs international assistance following natural and man-made disasters in non-conflict situations.

One of its central missions is to help National Societies and strengthen their capacities. It supports risk reduction efforts and fighting the spread of infectious diseases. It also works to combat discrimination and violence, and promote human rights and assistance for migrants.

The PIROI works closely with the IFRC regional office in Nairobi. More about IFRC

IFRC regional office in Nairobi :

Activities and priorities of the IFRC Regional Office in Nairobi mainly concern the following areas of intervention:

  • Humanitarian diplomacy
  • Health
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Food security
  • National Societies Development
  • Improving the effectiveness of emergency response
  • Strengthening the SN and IFRC response system
  • Coordination of the Movement’s representation
  • Develop communication activities and accountability to beneficiaries
  • Strengthening capacities and providing technical support to National Societies in the implementation of quality and accountability procedures.
  • Planning, Monitoring , Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)


Contact information

Address :

Bureau Régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et l’Océan Indien.

Woodlands road PO BOX 41375

00100 Nairobi, KENYA

Phone : +254 2028 35 000