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The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) is a national society that was established on July 9, 1945 as an independent National Society. In 1946, it was recognized by the State as a public nonprofit organization and as an auxiliary team to the medical personnel of the Lebanese Army.

In 1947, the Lebanese Red Cross joined the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which today has affiliates in 191 countries, and became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Furthermore, it is a founding member of the Secretariat General of the Organization of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies.

The Lebanese Red Cross Society is led by volunteers, whose mission is to provide relief to victims of natural and human disasters, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and to mitigate the suffering of the most vulnerable.

The goal of the Lebanese Red Cross is to promote peace, serve the society, and alleviate human suffering with neutrality and without any racial, sexual, social, religious or political discrimination.

The Lebanese Red Cross provides its services through:
Emergency Medical Services - Medical and Social Services – Blood Transfusion Services, Disaster Management - School health – Disabled programs – Community based Health and First aid - Health Education and Preventive programs - First aid training - Nursing.

Disseminating rules and principles of international humanitarian law, promoting humanitarian principles and values, youth summer camps, awareness programs, visiting the elderly, financial activities - international days and conferences - promoting volunteerism

Humanity - Impartiality - Neutrality - Independence - Voluntary Service - Unity - Universality

The Lebanese Red Cross insure services for people through its centers:
  • 32 branch
  • 36 Medical - social centers
  • 46 EMS centers, 2 temporary centers, and 4 dispatch rooms
  • 31 Youth clubs
  • 8 Mobile clinics
  • 13 Blood transfusion centers
  • 1 faculty and 3 Nursing institutes
  • 1 Orthopedic workshop
  • 14 team for Disaster management  and 1 central administration
  • 1 national training center

Latest News
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada visited the Lebanese Red Cross
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, visited Yesterday August 27th, the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) headquarters in Beirut- Spears Street accompanied by the presumptive Ambassador Ms. Chantal Chastenay ...
High Commissioner for Refugees visits the Lebanese Red Cross
On Wednesday afternoon, August 19, Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), accompanied by the representative of UNHCR in Lebanon, Mrs. Mireille Girard with a delegation, visited the Lebanese Red Cross...
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