The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is a voluntary organisation whose aim is to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable communities. It is an auxiliary to government as mandated through the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Act of Parliament No 30 of 1981 also known as Chapter 17.08. It has branches throughout the country and is part of the global Red Cross movement present in 189 countries. Orphans and Vulnerable Children, the elderly, the chronically ill, the HIV infected and affected, the elderly and widowed and the generally disadvantaged members of the community make up our beneficiary list. As a disaster relief organisation, the ZRCS is also a member of the civil protection unit (CPU) and it responds to both natural and manmade disasters.
Secretary General's Statement
2017 is upon us and the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society together with other humanitarian players continues to grapple with competing humanitarin challenges among them the nationwide food insecurity. At this juncture, it is imperative that Zimbabweans from all walks of life play a part in contributing to the efforts by governement and other relevant stakeholders in the fight against drought. We are however encouraged by the meaningful rains we continue receiving and we hope for a better agricultural season.
Indeed the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society continues answering to the clarion humanitarian call through its nationwide programmes in an impartial, neutral and independent manner. For the benefit of those not in the know, we are not an NGO but a humanitarian organisation which is auxilliary to governement humanitarian efforts and enacted through an Act of Parliament, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Act Chapter No 30 of 1981 also known as Chapter 17.08.