Frequently asked questions

Fraudulent e-mails and websites

  • A number of fraudulent websites are falsely using the names or emblems of the Red Cross or Red Crescent to solicit donations for the victims of conflict or natural disaster.

    Please donate through official channels only.

    The only official source of information on the ICRC's activities is our website:

    There are also fraudulent emails in circulation that invite people to pay for fake employment and training opportunities and for attendance at non-existent conferences.

    If you receive any unsolicited emails that seem suspicious, please treat them with caution.

    Official ICRC email addresses will always end with If you receive an email that doesn't relate to our domain name or if you are in any doubt, please contact us.