The Youth Red Cross has a number of programs that address the issue of disaster response and assistance, as well as emergency rehabilitation. These programs are designed to involve Austrian students in providing fast and non-bureaucratic assistance to people who have been touched by disaster.
Emergency response is not only important during or right after a disaster, but must also include long-term support. The goal of emergency rehabilitation is to avoid another catastrophe and/or to minimize its impact.
As a member of the International Red Cross Network, the Youth Red Cross is engaged in national and international projects that respond to emergencies. The Austrian Youth Red Cross provides emergency response at national and international level. There are many examples of international projects.