CAMBODIA RED CROSS SOCIETY

Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in Cambodia. It was formed in 1955 and admitted into the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) six years later.

As the country became engulfed in war during the 1970s and 1980s, each of the warring factions set up its own Red Cross, while Cambodia’s seat in the IFRC was left vacant. However, the National Society was reunified in 1994 under the leadership of the current Secretary General, Pum Chantie, and the Cambodian Red Cross was reinstated into the IFRC shortly after.

For more details, click here CRC Profile

Branch Offices: 25 branches across the provinces

Date Established: Formed on 18 February 1955, recognised by ICRC on 7 October 1960, admitted into IFRC on 8 October 1960

Funding: Since its inception, the capacity and self-sufficiency of the CRC has increased significantly. While twenty years ago the majority of donations came from international donors, most funding now comes from local donors within the country.

IFRC Country Delegation? Yes

Legal Status: CRC is officially recognised by the Royal Government as an auxiliary to the public authorities in humanitarian services. The National Law is represented by the Two Royal Decrees: the Recognition of the Cambodian Red Cross and the Use and Protection of the Red Cross or Red Crescent Emblem signed the Royal Decrees on 6 May 2002

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Key Persons: President Mme Bun Rany HunSen, Secretary General Mme Pum Chantinie

Major Partners: Australian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Red Cross Society of China, IFRC, ICRC, Danish Red Cross, World Mate

Volunteers: Over 200,000 members (2014), 20,456 Red Cross Volunteers and 29,099 Red Cross Youth

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