IFRC and Interpeace partnership



Over 13 million people in 191 countries work for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the largest humanitarian “volunteer army” in the world. The IFRC reaches 160 million people each year through its 192-member National Societies. In 2019, IFRC celebrated 100 years of service, advocating for peace in the most conflict-affected regions of the world, before, during and after disasters.

Faced with growing challenges ahead – protracted conflict, global warming and migration – IFRC is now seeking to increase the long-term ability of thousands of beneficiaries to organize and overcome future crises. In order to have a sustainable impact, local resources must be put at the center of the strategy – if communities are more resilient, humanitarian needs will be less important.


The IFRC and Interpeace, have partnered with the objective to cooperate on a range of initiatives at the intersection of the humanitarian-peacebuilding nexus, as well as through the One Billion Coalition for Resilience (1BC) Initiative. Both organizations will work together in the development of participatory and action-oriented research to understand best practices on how humanitarian actors can enable local communities to build resilience. Moreover, both organizations will evaluate the positive and sometimes negative consequences of humanitarian intervention. The pilot programme will be implemented in ten countries.