1 General info

The members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the national societies of the Red Cross or Red Crescent. The Red Cross Society of Ukraine is an all-Ukrainian voluntary public humanitarian organization that assists the state in providing humanitarian assistance during armed conflicts and in peacetime, participates in providing international assistance in case of disasters and emergencies, provides medical and social assistance to the most vulnerable. , teaches first aid skills, helps to recover losses due to armed conflicts, natural disasters or migration processes of family ties, provides psychosocial support, etc. For a list of our activities and information on them, see the link.
No, the Red Cross of Ukraine is a humanitarian organization, not a medical one. The Ukrainian Red Cross Society has rapid response teams that provide first aid to victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters, teaches first aid skills, in some regions provides medical services to the population through its own medical and social centers, mobile medical teams,  promotes blood donation, disseminates information on the prevention of dangerous infectious diseases (including COVID-19), distributes personal protective equipment, etc. In such areas as first aid training and its provision to victims, volunteers and employees of the Society do not actually carry out medical manipulations (injections, medications, etc.), and for effective participation in them, even basic medical education is not required.
The sources of formation of the budget and property of the Company are:
  • Entrance and annual fees of members of the Society;
  • Charitable donations and assistance in any form in the prescribed manner from state and public organizations, other legal entities and individuals;
  • Assistance and social order from government agencies to implement targeted programs and actions of the Company;
  • Proceeds from charity events;
  • Funds or property received free of charge or in the form of grants or voluntary donations;
  • Passive income, funds or property received by the Company from its core business, taking into account the provisions of the tax legislation of Ukraine;
  • Other receipts that do not contradict the current legislation of Ukraine.
In order to ensure transparency and attract potential donors, the Society does not accept donations, the direct source of which is activities that are contrary to the fundamental principles of the International Movement or incompatible with them. The company has the right to financial support from the state budget of Ukraine, local budgets, in accordance with applicable law.
The Ukrainian Red Cross, like the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, does not make any political distinctions. Also does not distinguish on racial, religious, class grounds. The International Movement is only trying to alleviate the suffering of people and, above all, those who need it most. According to two of the 7 Fundamental Principles of Neutrality and Impartiality, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in order to maintain general trust, cannot take sides in armed conflict and engage in political, racial, religious or ideological disputes. Accordingly, the Red Cross of Ukraine cannot and has no right to support any political force, to agitate "for" or "against" it. Volunteers and employees of the Society have no right to comment publicly or in the media on facts or situations of political, religious, racial, ideological, military nature. Current members of political parties, other political or ideological public organizations have no right to be volunteers or employees of the Society. If a volunteer or employee of the Society runs for election to the legislature or local self-government, he must stop working or volunteering in the Society.
Of course, you have such an opportunity. You can buy not a membership ticket, but a charity ticket - and not for a fixed amount, but for the one you think is appropriate. The funds donated by you in this way will go to the aid of the Society to those people who need it. You can buy a charity ticket of the Society right here, on the website, or in person, by visiting any organization of the Society.
No. A member of the Society may indeed belong to any of the above groups at the same time or may not belong to any of them. Moreover, we strongly welcome the conscious and voluntary acquisition of membership by our volunteers and staff, which allows them to take an active part in the management of the Society. But membership is not a prerequisite for volunteering for the Society, getting a job with us, or receiving our services. Membership in the Society is conscious and voluntary. If you are forced to become a member of the Society, please report it to sos@redcross.org.ua.

Ukrainian Red Cross Society has clothing banks all over Ukraine, which are used by people who cannot buy clothes on their own due to a difficult life situations. You can apply to the addresses of regional branches. Things must be clean and in good condition: we take care of the comfort of our wards.

You can apply to the National Committee of URCS, as well as to the nearest local organization. Contacts are here.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Guided with the principles of neutrality and impartiality, the Movement provides assistance to victims of emergencies and armed conflicts. It consists of three components:
  • International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • 192 National Red Cross Societies, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.