About Us

The Micronesia Red Cross is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and, as such, strives to uphold the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. 

The MRCS works to assist communities throughout the Federated States of Micronesia in the fields of disaster preparedness and response, health, education, youth programs, climate change and HIV/AIDS awareness and education.

Mission

To develop and promote Humanitarian activities and services through voluntary actions and collaborations, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and improving the quality of life in our islands

Vision

A world of empowered communities, better prepared and able to address human suffering and improve quality of life, respect for dignity and a concern for equity

The Fundamental Principles

Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

Impartiality
Neutrality
Independence
Voluntary Service
Unity
Universality

Introduction

Shortly After the Federated States of Micronesia became a member of the United Nations in 1991, there was interest in establishing a Red Cross Society in the country. An International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) delegation made up of representatives from Geneva and Suva met with the FSM Government for Initial Discussions and President Bailey Olter delegated the then Department of Health, Education, and Social Affairs (HESA) and department of Foreign Affairs and Justice to identify potential members for a task force for the purpose.

1991

1994

CFSM Resolution No. 8-70 (1994)

Ratifying and acceding to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional protocols of 1977

2. Articles of Incorporation (FSM R&D)

March 23, 1998

1998

Election and installation of the first MRCS Board Members

Shortly After the Federated States of Micronesia became a member of the United Nations in 1991, there was interest in establishing a Red Cross Society in the country. An International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) delegation made up of representatives from Geneva and Suva met with the FSM Government for Initial Discussions and President Bailey Olter delegated the then Department of Health, Education, and Social Affairs (HESA) and department of Foreign Affairs and Justice to identify potential members for a task force for the purpose.

CFSM Resolution No. 11-76

Recognizing the Micronesia Red Cross Society as the only Red Cross in the country and the only one authorized to use the Red Cross emblem

June 15, 200

1998 to 2003

Five Years in which the MRCS works to meet the 10 conditions for Red Cross Red Crescent movement recognition

MRCS is Assessed to comply with the 10 Conditions for Movement recognition, is officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and admitted to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as its 181st

November 28, 2003

Conclusion

The Society has a membership from throughout the four states of the FSM. Its headquarters is located in Pohnpei and there is a Chapter office in each of the three States of Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap

Developed with the support from Community Resilience & Capacity Development

In partnership with:

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