Red Cross (Kenya)

Kenya Red Cross Society is a Superbrand.

 

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent movements were born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, and endeavor to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Their mission is to protect life and health and ensure respect for the human beings, promoting mutual understanding, friendship, co-operation and lasting peace amongst all people.

Since its inception in 1965, Kenya Red Cross Society has been a voluntary relief Movement committed to the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering in Kenya.

KRCS acts in times of armed conflict, and in peace acts within all fields covered by the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, on behalf of all victims of war, both civilian and military.

KRCS organises,within the scope of the National plan, emergency relief services for the victims of disasters and educates the population on being prepared and how to respond.

In May, 2013, KRCS initiated the reconstruction of livelihoods, Non-Food and food distributions, as well as setting up of medical outreach services in several parts of Kenya that were affected by recent flooding.

Following conflicts in Rhamu-Mandera in 2013 that led to the displacement of more than 6600 people and a number of deaths, KRCS distributed food to affected civilians. After discovering many were afraid of visiting hospitals in fear of continuing attacks, KRCS conducted medical outreaches.

The Kenya Red Cross Society over the years has been granted many accolades.

In 2011, KRCS received three awards from the Millennium Development Goals Trust Fund: MDG1 for Eradication of Extreme Poverty; MDG7 for Control and Management of Malaria, and Champion of the Year Award for the Kenya Drought Initiative.

More recently in 2012, KRCS was also awarded the Champions Awards MDG1 for its contribution in Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger, MDG3 for Reducing child mortality rates, and the Champions Award MDG7 for Ensuring Environmental Sustainability through its Watsan Project in Isiolo incorporating green energy.

KRCS is commited to being the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya, and is dedicated to protecting the well-being of the most vulnerable citizens of Kenya.

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