Austrian Red Cross (ARC) is a non-profit organisation and is guided by the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Movement and it implements its humanitarian activities with the help of its 57.000 volunteers and 8.300 employees. ARC is mandated by authorities at all levels to be in charge of c&c of emergency medical and psychosocial situation. The ÖRK focuses its international work on disaster response, recovery and resilience building, covering sectors such as water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and health and care.
ARCs lead the Practitioner Network & Community Building by providing the Network Secretariat, and coordinates and facilitates all related activities. ARC is responsible for the coordination of the Austrian national network of users.