Friends of the ICRC

Friends of the ICRC

The Friends of the ICRC are a group of individuals with a personal commitment to our work.

By becoming a Friend of the ICRC, you will help ensure that we are always ready to help those in need. In return, you will receive detailed reports of how your money is being spent and will be invited to come and learn more about how the ICRC works.

How your support could help those in urgent need

The contributions made by the Friends of the ICRC help strengthen our emergency operations, ensuring we have the resources we need to meet the basic requirements of the communities affected. These donations also help to finance our work in forgotten crises, where it is often more difficult to raise funds from the general public.

How to become a Friend of the ICRC

We have three categories of Friends, depending on the total amount donated during the year:

  • Friends: 5,000 – 9,999 Swiss francs
  • Patrons: 10,000 – 24,999 Swiss francs
  • Benefactors: over CHF 25,000 Swiss francs

You can make a one-off donation by credit card, bank transfer, postal transfer or cheque. Or, if you would like to make a substantial donation over time, say Sfr 420 per month or more, a regular gift might be a good option. Regular gifts help us reach even more vulnerable people affected by conflict.

If you would like to become a Friend of the ICRC or find out more about our activities, please contact Sabrina Bordji-Michel, Philanthropy Manager.

As part of our close-knit circle of Friends, you will enjoy certain privileges. This is our way of showing you just how much we appreciate your generosity and value you as a partner.


Friends of the ICRC receive:

  • A personal invitation to the Annual Conference hosted by the ICRC Vice-President;
  • A twice yearly newsletter with mission reports, exclusively for Friends of the ICRC;
  • Free entry and a dedicated tour of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva for you and a friend – all you have to do is inform your contact person first;
  • A dedicated contact person, Sabrina Bordji-Michel.


Patrons are entitled to the same benefits as Friends, plus:

  • A guided tour of the ICRC archives for you and a friend – all you have to do is make an appointment with your contact person;
  • A guided tour of the ICRC logistics centre for you and a friend – just make an appointment with your contact person;
  • Your name displayed on our webpage (optional).


Benefactors enjoy the following additional privileges:

  • An award and certificate presented by the ICRC Vice-President;
  • A meeting during the year with the ICRC Directorate to hear more about our operations;
  • An invitation to attend mission debriefings with ICRC delegates returning from the field;
  • Your name listed in the ICRC annual report (optional).
Sabrina Bordji-Michel

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