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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be a volunteer

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.