“Impartially alleviating the suffering of people is the humanity of the Red Cross.”
2010 was a ground-breaking year for the Korean Red Cross as it greatly increased its capacity for humanitarian action. We have undertaken various activities to integrate vulnerable multicultural families and North Korean settlers into Korean society. The Korean Red Cross has also provided aid to the underprivileged and endeavored to recruit more volunteers. All this was made possible through developing diverse sources of funding.
The Republic of Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) launched emergency relief activities to assist the victims of the earthquake in Indonesia.
On 31 May, the KNRC dispatched the medical emergency team (consisted of the Head of the General Surgery Division at Red Cross Seoul Hospital, doctors, pharmacists, and nurses) to disaster-affected areas where necessary medical infrastructures and services could not be provided.