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Zambia Red Cross Society is an Organisation that was established by an Act of Parliament under the Societies Act Cap 307. The collective plan of action for the Society is to tackle major humanitarian and developmental challenges in the Country, with the Society being committed to saving lives and changing mind sets. The Society has been in existence since 1966 after taking over from the British Red Cross Society, two years after Zambia gained its Independence from Northern Rhodesia in 1964.

Our Approach

Our strength lies in our Volunteer Network, our Community based expertise, our Independence and Neutrality.

Our Objectives

We work to improve Humanitarian Standards, as Partners in development and in response to disasters. We persuade decision makers to act at all times in the interests of the vulnerable people. The result of this is that we enable safe and healthy Communities, reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace in the Country. The Society has Branches in 10 Districts, with an estimated Volunteer base of 10,000 Volunteers throughout the Country. The National Society operates as an auxiliary to Public Authorities in the Humanitarian field, in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1949.

Our Strategy

ZRCS’ major role is to complement Government and International efforts of Local Agencies in providing humanitarian services to the most vulnerable and restoring dignity to victims of disaster, be it of man-made disasters or natural disasters. The Society anchors itself on 7 Fundamental Principals. These Principals are the foundation for Red Cross Societies Universally. These Principals are:

Humanity: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its International and National Capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples.

Impartiality: It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Neutrality: In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Independence: The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Voluntary service: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity: There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

Our Patron

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H.E Hakainde Hichilema

BOARD MEMBERS

Frackson Ngosa
Frackson Ngosa
NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Peter Malasa
Peter Malasa
Vice National President

MANAGEMENT

Mabvuto Ng’ambi
MABVUTO NG'AMBI
ACTING BRANCH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Josephine Bwalya
JOSEPHINE BWALYA
Finance Manager
Wina Wina
WINA WINA
DISASTER MANAGEMENT UNIT MANAGER
Benny Nyirenda
BENNY NYIRENDA
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Ruth Asaile
Ruth Asaile
HEALTH & CARE MANAGER
Chibesa Kamangu
Chibesa Kamangu
Busines Manager
Esther N Phiri
Esther N Phiri
Communication and PR Manager
Cosmas Sakala
Cosmas Sakala
Deputy Secretary General

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