At a glance

The Namibia Red Cross Society is a national humanitarian organization, established by an Act of Parliament, Act 16 of 1991 following Namibia’s independence, as a National Society auxiliary to public authorities. Following its recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society’s (ICRC) in 1993, it was admitted as a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the same year. 

This symbolized the beginning of efforts towards the improvement of the lives of the vulnerable people in Namibia through humanitarian networks locally and internationally.


The Namibia Red Cross Society, though small is very active. It has a network of nine Regional branches, each headed by a Branch Officer. Activities have been prioritized through proper assessment of the beneficiaries’ humanitarian needs, while their input and ownership of the projects are important factors that the National Society considers as important for sustainable implementation of projects.


Section 2 (1) of the Namibia Red Cross Act 16 of 1991 gives NRCS auxiliary status to the public authorities. The Namibia Red Cross Act and the Disaster Risk Management Act gives the Namibia Red Cross Society the mandate of being the second responder in times of disasters and other emergencies.


To improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity.


Be the leading Namibian humanitarian organisation delivering sustainable services and ensuring dignity for the most vulnerable by mobilising networks of community volunteers.

Humanitarian Values

  • Respect for human dignity
  • Uphold the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Commitment to the needs of the beneficiaries
  • Results oriented
  • Efficiency
  • Good governance
  • Environmental consciousness
  • Professionalism


The National Society works in partnership with Red Cross Movement partners, government entities, development agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, in implementing its various projects.

Namibia Red Cross Society

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Contact Us

  • +(264) 61 413750
  • Erf 2128, Independence Av. Katutura,
    P.O. Box 346, Windhoek, Namibia