The Gambia Red Cross Society

The Gambia Red Cross Society

Gambia Red Cross Society was established in April 1948 as a branch of the British Red Cross and became a recognized independent National Society in 1966 following the ratification of the Geneva Convention in 1965. The Gambia Red Cross Society was recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1974 and by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1977. It’s a legally constituted humanitarian organization by an Act of Parliament (Laws of The Gambia, 1966 revised in 1990, Cap 51:01) with perpetual succession.

The Society is auxiliary to public authority and is a key partner in the national drive to reducing vulnerability and improving lives.


22 January 2015