The Georgia Red Cross Society acts as a voluntary, humanitarian, non-governmental and independent organization with an auxiliary role to the public authorities in humanitarian work. We carry out our activities across the country in line with our mission and according to the Fundamental Principles of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Georgia Red Cross Society enjoys duties and responsibilities in compliance with the legislation in force.
The Georgia Red Cross was founded in 1918 and officially recognized by the law “On The Georgia Red Cross Society” in 1997. The law was renewed later in 2017.
Georgia Red Cross Society responds to and focuses on human suffering and the promotion of an environment free from poverty, violence, and prejudice.
The Georgia Red Cross Society as an auxiliary organization to public authorities in the humanitarian field (Law of Georgia, “On the Georgia Red Cross Society” 15/07/2017) has been serving the most vulnerable people to alleviate the human suffering while protecting human life and dignity for more than a century.
The Georgia Red Cross Society has been a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies since 1997 and, first time in its history, in 2017, the Georgia Red Cross Society has been elected by the representatives of 192 National Societies, as one of 20 Governing Board members of the largest humanitarian network in the world.
The Georgia Red Cross Society is the only non-state institution across the country to be assigned the specific functions in the National Civil Safety Plan (in accordance with the resolution of the Prime Minister #508, December 2015). The functions are as follows:
It is important to us that people share and protect the fundamental principles of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to make the world a better place.