The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. ICRC has more than 8500 collaborators, is present in every country and is supported by millions of volunteers.
ICRC staff are located either at headquarters or in the field in one of 80 worldwide delegations, necessitating the exchange of large quantities of information between these locations to manage their activities.
This was done either through Lotus Notes bases or by email and, as a result, information was difficult to control and manage. ICRC wished to optimise and secure these exchanges with a dedicated collaborative platform based on Microsoft SharePoint shared by internal ICRC staff and external partners.