The Zimbabwean Red Cross Society is a member organization of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the largest volunteer driven organization on earth. The Red Cross Society has 100 million members and a presence in 189 countries.
Zimbabwean Red Cross Society is an Official Auxiliary to the Government in Humanitarian Aid.
Humanitarian services in Zimbabwe can be traced back to the late 1800’s. The Zimbabwean Red Cross Society was established in 1921 and admitted into the IFRC in 1929.
Today the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is a member of the IFRC Governing Board.
It has three main components:
- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
- The International Federation of Red Cross
- Red Crescent Societies.
189 member Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
As partners, the different members of the Movement support communities in becoming stronger and safer through a variety of development projects and humanitarian activities. The Movement also works in cooperation with governments, donors and other aid organizations to assist vulnerable people around the world.