About Us

About Us

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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After many years of institutional humanitarian work in Kuwait, which is an extension of the path of good and giving followed by those before us, humanitarian work has become a practical model to be followed in the world. Kuwait set the finest example of volunteer activity, and contributed to a clear picture of how humanitarian relief should be perceived and implemented and presented a realistic picture of future vision.

This vision has evolved from traditional relief work to development-focused activities aimed at lifting beneficiaries from realities of misery and poverty to the best possible situation. This is possible by working to provide them with the basic requirements.

Throughout its history, the wise political leadership of Kuwait has been keen to support, encourage and nurture said humanitarian action, believing in its great role in promoting cooperation among nations and achieving the ultimate goal of mankind, which is cooperation, solidarity and cooperation in the face of crises, challenges and blights.

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society is one of the leading Kuwaiti beacons in the field of humanitarian work. It plays an integral role in activities and projects both inside and outside Kuwait and is highly appreciated by a large number of international and regional organizations concerned with humanitarian work.

Thank you,

Dr. Hilal Musaed Al Sayer
Chairman of Board of Directors

Who We Are

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Who We Are

KRCS is keen to offer aid and assistance to the most vulnerable cases, whether this vulnerability is the result of a certain social situation, the outbreak of wars or natural catastrophes, whether discrimination between religion, creed, gender or colour, and disregarding the political and ideological beliefs. 

KRCS – according to its fundamental definition – is a voluntary society which enjoys self independence and legal personality. It operates as a support body to the official authorities in the humanitarian field. Its field of work includes all the State governorates and it may establish branches at the different governorates. Further, KRCS is always fully ready to extend help and support to all the afflicted countries and needy peoples.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPALS

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Humanity

Humanity

Exerting effort and time for prevention and mitigation of human pains, protecting life and health, guaranteeing the respect of human dignity and fostering constant understanding, cooperation and peace between the peoples of the world.

Impartiality

Impartiality

Adherence to the principle of impartiality and non discrimination between nationalities, genders, religions or political beliefs.

Neutrality

Neutrality

Abstention from participating in any hostile acts or in arguments related to political, religious, racial and ideological issues.

Independence

Independence

The national societies act as support bodies to the public authorities, and are subject to the applicable laws in the country, while maintaining their full independence in order to be able to work according to the fundamental principles of the Movement.

Voluntary service

Voluntary service

The service in the Movement is voluntary and does not aim at making any profit.

Unity

Unity

There is no existence of more than one national society for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in each country. It services should be available to everyone and covers all parts of the country.

Universality

Universality

The international movement is a global movement in which all societies enjoy the same rights and comply with cooperating between themselves.

OUR HISTORY

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In 1859, a Swiss merchant, Henri Donan was a witness to thousands of soldiers, being injured in the battlefield of Solvrino, dying without finding proper care or means of transportation to hospitals. These appalling images have deeply moved him and motivated him to transfer them to the entire world in his book, entitled “Solvrino Memoirs”, a book that had a strong tremor effect on the entire Europe.

He then met a number of prominent personalities in Switzerland, who joined him and together they formed “the International Committee for the Aid of the injured” in 1863. This committee then became what is known now as the International Committee for Red Cross. This same committee took the initiative of putting together international pacts among various governments to protect the people who do not directly take part in wars (civilians, POWs and injured), also to protect medical teams, their convoys and headquarters. This pact was then known as Geneva Convention of 1949. Another two protocols were attached to it in 1977

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Our Founders

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