The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, ZRCS, was founded in 1981. The Society existed as a branch of the British Red Cross for 49 years until it was established by an act of parliament, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Act Chapter 30, in 1981.
“To provide timely, appropriate and acceptable humanitarian service to the most vulnerable groups through well managed programmes in Health and Social services, Organisational development, Disaster management, and Organisational Development while encouraging self reliance and the promotion of human dignity."
This page gives the readers updates on the activities of the nation's leading humanitarian player, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society with a view to attract more volunteers for humanity. It also markets some of the organisation's local income generating projects aimed at cushioning the organisation from operational costs.
First Nobel Peace Prize winner - Red Cross founder Henry Dunant
ZRCS implements integrated humanitarian programmes which provide a holistic approach to the diverse humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable groups. Its nationwide programmes are Disaster Management, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health and Social Services, Water and Sanitation, Restoration of Family Links, Organisational Development as well as First Aid and Nurse Aide Training Services.