Bhutan Red Cross Society

Message from Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, The President of Bhutan Red Cross Society

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen’s Address at the launch of the Bhutan Red Cross Society
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen, I am deeply pleased to address the inaugural ceremony of the Bhutan Red Cross Society.
It is befitting that we celebrate this launch on the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, honouring the visionary Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant.
It was in 1859 that he bore witness to the profound...

About Bhutan Red Cross Society (BRCS)

BRCS is an autonomous and not-for-profit organization established under the Bhutan Red Cross Society Act 2016.

It is a voluntary aid society, auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field, having the following objectives:

  • to build a safer, resilient and harmonious society;
  • to prevent and alleviate human suffering in times of disasters;
  • to improve the livelihood and wellbeing of vulnerable people;

How Can BRCS Benefit Bhutan?

BRCS strives to establish a network of volunteers in communities throughout Bhutan able to provide services in the areas of social services, health and disaster risk management that are complimentary to those of the Royal Government and other organizations.

As a member of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, BRCS is part of a network able to mobilize international humanitarian assistance in times of disaster or crisis.

How Can You be Part of Bhutan Red Cross Society

By Being a volunteer or

By Being a paying member of the the following types:

  • Individual membership or individuals;
  • Group membership;

7 Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement

  • Humanity: The Movement endeavors to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.
  • Impartiality: The movement makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions while endeavoring to relieve the suffering of individuals.
  • Neutrality: The movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
  • Independence: National Societies must maintain their autonomy despite serving as auxiliaries to the governments of their respective countries.
  • 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, which must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
  • Universality: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

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