The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Australian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (the International Movement) with millions of members and volunteers operating in over 190 countries. The three components of the International Movement are the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 188 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Our Movement's mission is to prevent or reduce human suffering, wherever it is found. Our Fundamental Principles guide us in this mission. Red Cross is always there for people in need, providing relief in times of crisis and care for the most vulnerable in Australia and around the world.