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Magyar Vöröskereszt

Magyar Vöröskereszt




The Hungarian Red Cross was established in 1881. Its foundation was recognized in 1882 by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Since 1921, the Hungarian Red Cross has been a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols for the Protection of Victims of Armed Conflicts govern the work of the Hungarian Red Cross. Hungary is one of the signatory States to the Geneva Conventions that respects the basic principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It also supports the development of international humanitarian law in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Disaster preparedness and response

Disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Preparation, as the key to resilience, is built into all our disaster management projects. Our task is to prepare the population for possible disasters.

We at the Red Cross believe in preparation.

Here's how we prepare:

  • supporting the self-help capacity and resilience of local communities.
  • we are constantly improving our internal resources so that we can respond as quickly and efficiently as possible to even the most unexpected situation.