The Council of British Societies for Relief Abroad (CBSRA) was formed in 1942 by 22 British voluntary organisations with international affiliations for the purpose of co-ordinating their efforts in the liberated countries of Europe and elsewhere in the aftermath of the Second World War. Its chairman was Sir William Goode and it had offices at 75 Victoria Street, London. By August 1945, the CBSRA had some 1,500 relief workers organised in mobile teams: sixty-six general relief teams, nineteen mobile medical teams and seven mobile hospital sections. In Greece, Italy, Austria, Yugoslavia, France, Holland and Germany these teams worked in camps and hostels, organised food and clothing distribution, and ran emergency hospitals and travelling clinics. Individual relief teams attached to the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) in Europe were organised by the International Red Cross, the Society of Friends, International Voluntary Service for Peace and other voluntary organisations, as well as The Salvation Army.