Croix Rouge de la RDC
The mission of the DRC Red Cross is to prevent disease, relieve suffering, and improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations, wherever they are, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation, through sustainable community development programs, relief activities, disaster preparedness and response.
The history of the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of Congo is closely linked to that of its country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, marked by 3 major periods: the Independent State of Congo, the Belgian Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• December 3, 1888: Creation of the Congolese and African Association of the Red Cross;
• January 04, 1924: The independent State of Congo, having become the Belgian colony, it had creation of the Red Cross of Congo, section of the Belgian Red Cross;
• March 1, 1961: Recognition of the Congo Red Cross by the Congolese State as a National Society for Voluntary Relief (by legislative decree); auxiliary to the public authorities;
• July 04, 1963: The CRRDC is recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);
• August 28, 1963: The Red Cross of the DRC is admitted as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC);
• 1971: This national humanitarian organization is called, Zaire Red Cross;
• 1997: The Zaire Red Cross has so far become the “Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of Congo”.
EMBLEM: The emblem of the Red Cross is a red cross on a white background.See more