International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (initially known as the League of Red Cross Societies) is a humanitarian institution that is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement along with the ICRC and 187 distinct National Societies. Founded in 1919 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, it coordinates activities between the National Societies in order "to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity". On an international level, the Federation leads and organizes, in close cooperation with the National Societies, relief assistance missions responding to large-scale emergencies.

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International Federation Of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies - Relationships Within The Movement
... The Federation has come into conflict with the ICRC at various times, first and foremost when the American Red Cross threatened to supplant the ICRC with its creation of the League as "a real ... The Seville Agreement gives the Federation the lead in any emergency situation which does not take place as part of an armed conflict (in which case the ICRC takes charge) ...

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