International Blue Cross

International Blue Cross (IBC) protects people from being harmed by alcohol and drugs. As a non-governmental organisation IBC unites 38 independent national organisations in 37 countries under its umbrella. That makes it possible for us to engage worldwide in protecting the most vulnerable people and offering them better prospects. We advocate for a society free of violence, discrimination and addiction-related illness!

Fields of Intervention

  • alcohol and drug prevention programmes
  • therapy and counselling
  • advocacy and lobbying

As professional actor in international development cooperation, IBC places the utmost importance on the sustainability of its programmes. Our special focus is on alcohol and drug prevention programmes for the youth. We achieve long-lasting impact by equipping people to help themselves, simultaneously influencing decision-makers, pressing for effective policies to protect people. IBC is ZEWO-certified and holds consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC).

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Support to the people of Ukraine

The Blue Cross Ukraine has been active in the city of Mariupol for many years. Our Blue Cross colleagues there are providing shelter, food and support to the local community in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city. We hope, peace can be restored and are with our hearts and minds with the Ukrainian people!
If you would like to help the Blue Cross Ukraine to keep its services up, you can donate to our colleagues through the donation button (please add a comment “Ukraine” in the comment field)

Updates from Tanzania


Blue Cross Tanzania cooperated with the City Council in Arusha and conducted a two-day training for gender focal points from four different wards. In total 69 participants took part in the training to learn more about the following points:

1. Promote positive parenting skills among parents, caregivers and community members.
2. Promote norms and values that empower women and support non-violent, respectful, positive, nurturing and gender-equitable relationships
3. Enforce laws relating to rights of women and children.
4. Train ward VAWC protection committees on their roles and responsibilities

Even with the travel restrictions due to covid the IBC secretariat team collaborates closely with its members on line.

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