Refusing to ignore people in crisis
The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world’s largest independent humanitarian network and are committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Global Surge team is part of the Emergencies Team in the International Division of the BRC.
The purpose of the Global Surge Initiative can be described as one of the ways of improving the BRC’s ability to be flexible and agile by providing internal and external human resources to fill needs at short notice in response to a crisis.