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Introduction of Nepal Red Cross Society

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Secretary General As Sy in NRCS office with Red Cross workers

Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) came into being in 1963. It was recognized by The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1964 and affiliated to The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the same year.

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Nepal Red Cross Society shall remain an efficient, self-sustainable, and independent humanitarian organization committed to provide immediate relief to human suffering and reduce vulnerability, under the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross, through its network of Red Cross workers throughout the country working closely with communities and governmental and non-governmental organizations in a democratic, transparent and participatory way.

The mission of the Nepal Red Cross is to relieve human suffering and to reduce vulnerability through community participation and mobilization of an increased number of volunteers, by expanding and strengthening the organizational structure of the society and by building links with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

With the primary objective of alleviating or reducing human suffering without discrimination on grounds of religion, race, sex, class, caste, tribe, nationality or political belief, the Society shall have the following functions:
- To serve war-victims, both civilians and army personnel, in times of armed conflict, and to work in the fields identified by the Geneva Conventions, including Tracing, in times of peace.
- To contribute to promoting and improving health condition, preventing of diseases and reducing suffering.
- To arrange for emergency relief services for disaster victims.
- To organize Junior and Youth Red Cross as an integral part of Nepal Red Cross Society and to conduct activities promoting their participation.
- To promote the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and International Humanitarian Law with the objective of developing humanitarian ideals.
- To ensure respect for the International Humanitarian Law and protection of the Red Cross Emblem.

Dr. Netra Prasad Timsina

Chairperson

We would like to welcome you all at Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), the largest humanitarian organization. We are committed to facilitate for bringing the Red Cross law and amendment of the Red Cross Statutes making a clear distinction between the Governance and the Management in order to promote good governance and making the Statutes compatible to the federal structure of the country as soon as possible; and, we are firmly confident to adopt a collaborative approach to go further in the mission of the Movement.

Pitambar Aryal

Secretary General

Nepal Red Cross Society servers the most vulnerable in the time of disaster, conflict and other kinds of crisis as well as during the peacetime in the areas of risk reduction interventions, community empowerment and organizational capacity development through its volunteers and staff members associated with a nationwide network or organizational units. Guided by the Fundamental Principles, we serve people and communities without the discrimination of caste, religion, geography and political ideology.

Umesh Sir

Umesh Prasad Dhakal

Executive Director

Nepal Red Cross Society, as an auxiliary to the Government in the humanitarian field, reaches more than 2.5 million people every year throughout the country with diverse programmes, projects, and activities. NRCS putting all possible efforts to build resilient communities.