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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We wish you a Merry Christmas

We would like to extend our best wishes to all our supporters, clients and partners. Your involvement has supported IBC to reduce alcohol and drug related harm and enabled a new life to many people.

We wish you a Blessed Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

With warm regards,
Anne Babb
General Secretary and the IBC team

Youth for protection against COVID-19


In the Republic of Congo, where we run our Life Skills programme, a peer-to-peer prevention programme has proven successful in sensitizing youth for appropriate behaviour to limit the spread of the virus. Youth participants of the “Generation 5S” (5S: sans drogue, sans alcohol, sans violence, sans VIH/SIDA, sans discrimination) use leaflets to sensitize their peers for correct behaviour. In a second step they encourage them to pass on the information to others, distributing leaflets to them and triggering a snowball-system.

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