The international cooperation of the GRC aims to provide humanitarian aid worldwide in close partnership with national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies where this aid is most urgently needed.
Given the number and duration of humanitarian crises, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide is continually increasing. The increasingly threatening risks of climate change, the humanitarian consequences of natural disasters and, in some cases, highly infectious disease outbreaks pose major challenges for the DRK's international cooperation. In addition, humanitarian crises are occurring more and more frequently in urban areas due to increasing urbanization worldwide.
The aim is to reduce the vulnerability of affected people to crises and disasters and to strengthen their resilience in the long term.
By strengthening the thematic priorities within its international cooperation, the German Red Cross is responding comprehensively to the current challenges. The DRK is constantly expanding its core competencies in disaster prevention and so-called proactive humanitarian aid and is continuously working on new and innovative approaches in order to be able to provide effective humanitarian aid.