The ICRC is made up of some 20,000 professionals working in our delegations in over 90 countries.

Our work can be divided into four approaches: assistance, protection, prevention and cooperation. These approaches are closely linked, and are part of an interdisciplinary approach that is unique to our organization. To learn more about our different approaches, click here.

Our mission could not be achieved without the work of our colleagues in the so-called "support" functions who contribute greatly to the implementation of our actions in the field. Without the ICT, HR, Logistics or Finance and Administration teams, we would not be able to fulfill our mission of assisting and protecting vulnerable populations.

Apart from these categories, we also have junior colleagues who work on one-year assignments at our headquarters in Geneva; these are the "associates". You can learn more about them on our Students, Graduates and Civilists page.

Discover below the testimonies of some of our colleagues.