who we are

A sure sign of hope.

The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of the Parliament in 1960. The Act, referred to as the Nigerian Red Cross Act of 1960, CAP 324 states in Section 5 (1) that ‘the Society shall be recognised by the Government of the Federation as a Voluntary Aid Society, auxiliary to the public authorities…’ This shows that we are a creation of the Federal Government of Nigeria and statutorily meant to complement public authorities in the area of humanitarian interventions. Our mandate is derived from the aforementioned Act of Parliament and the Geneva Conventions of which Nigeria is a state party.

Training and certification

First Aid and tips on emergency response are important. First aid is a humanitarian act that should be accessible to all. With first aid skill volunteers and communities are empowered to save life without discrimination.

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Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, from first aid and disaster response to health and hygiene promotion. Join our growing list of volunteers today.

Upcoming Events

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08 May 2018

World Red Cross And Red Crescent Day

Abia, Bauchi, Enugu and Kaduna state branches of the Nigerian Red Cross conduct First Aid training for National Youth Corpers

2018 May

Health & Hygiene Promotion Outreach

Enugu state branch of the Nigerian Red Cross with the National Youth Corpers members of the branch community development group promote Health and Hygiene at the Market Road primary school in Enugu

2018 May

Data Harmonization Meeting in Nassarawa

The PMER and Volunteer Database Management Team hold a data harmonization meeting in Akwanga, Nassarawa State.

24 April 2018

Communication Workshop

The Nigerian Red Cross Society holds a four-day workshop for newly appointed branch communication coordinators

30 April 2018

Volunteer Training In Edo

The Nigerian Red Cross Society trains 50 volunteers in Edo branch on Lassa fever sensitization

We care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future.