The Red Cross is an international organization meant for humanitarian services. The head quarters are in Geneva, Switzerland with many affiliated national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. It is a non- religious, non-political and non-sectarian international body. Regardless of either frontiers or race, the Red Cross remains voluntary organization and also an independent one having considerable welfare activities to its credit. It is the biggest relief organization in the world with two hundred million members and tens of thousands of employees. The Red Cross was established in 1863, in Geneva. Though at the beginning it aimed at taking care of the people affected by war, in due course, its area of operation was extended to the prevention as well as the relief of human suffering during natural havocs and at other times.
The Institutions, Red Cross conducts various activities helping the fellow human, founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.