Formed in 2000, Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL), the Red Cross of Timor-Leste, is one of the youngest Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the world.

CVTL’s vision is to save lives and improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people. It does this through responding to disasters, providing first aid and basic health services, supporting water and sanitation services, HIV/AIDS prevention, tracing and other activities. The society’s work is guided by its Strategic Plan for 2015-2019.

CVTL, like all Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, recruits volunteers from local communities to deliver most services.

Timor Leste Red Cross Society

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Branch Offices: 13 districts of Timor-Leste, with its national headquarters in the capital, Dili

Date Established: 2000. Accepted as member of IFRC: 11 November 2005

Funding: 1,987,302 CHF. A small amount of funding comes from the Timor-Leste government, while most is through partner National Society support Each branch also raises money to help fund its operational costs.

IFRC Country Delegation? Yes. IFRC has had representatives in place since early 2001 to assist with the formation of the CVTL and to help build the necessary capacity to deliver services to the vulnerable population. IFRC signed a legal status agreement with the Timor-Leste government in 2006.

Key Persons: President: Mr. José Pereira da Conceição, Secretary General: Mr Januario Ximenes

Legal Status: CVTL is formally recognised by the Timor-Leste Government in a Decree Law (2005) and protective emblem law (2009)

Major partners: Of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement: American RC, Australian RC, British RC, Japanese RC, Korean RC, New Zealand RC, British Government DFID, Spanish RC, Canadian RC, ICRC, Italian RC, Japanese RC, New Zealand RC. Other bilateral partners: Government of Timor-Leste (Ministry of Social Solidarity), GoTL Ministry of Health/Global Fund; International Organization for Migration (IOM), Catholic Relief Service, The Promise/KOICA, Japan Embassy.

Members and Volunteers: 2,367 members and 2,858 volunteers

Cruz Vermelha de Timor Leste 5-Year Report 2010-2014
Cruz Vermelha De Timor-Leste Strategic Plan 2010-2014
This policy defines the main approach of the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) on how to address gender issues in the actions. The policy was established based on the CVTL’s needs for taking part and ensuring that the gender differences are taken into account and dealt with in relation to core programs as defined in the CVTL’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, such as disaster relief, disaster preparedness, health and promotion of humanitarian values.
  • Floods (slides are in Bahasa Indonesia and supported by Palang Merah Indonesia, Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste and Croix Rouge Francaise)

i) Knowledge of Floods (Pengetahuan tentang Banjir)
ii) Preparing for the Floods (Persiapan Sebelum Banjir)
iii) Preparation at the Moment of Flooding (Persiapan Saat Banjir)
iv) After the Floods (Setelah Banjir Terjadi)

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