Indonesian Red Cross Society
|Indonesian Red Cross Society
Palang Merah Indonesia
Indonesian Red Cross Society logo
|Formation||September 17, 1945|
|Staff||105 staff, including 17 expatriatesb|
|Remarks||aElected from 19th national meeting for period 2009-2015
bFrom ICRC website
Indonesian Red Cross Society (Indonesian: Palang Merah Indonesia) is a humanitarian organization in Indonesia. It is a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Indonesia is the one of the very few majority Muslim countries to use the Red Cross as its symbol.
The IRCS was created on September 17th, 1945, exactly 1 month after Indonesia’s independence. President Soekarno ordered its inception when a battle between Indonesian soldiers and allied troops broke out, leaving many wounded, on September 3rd, 1945. Based on the performance, IRCS received an international recognition in 1950 that it was accepted as a member of the International Red Cross and achieved its legal status through Presidential Decree Number 25 Year 1959, which was later reinforced by Presidential Decree Number 245 Year 1963.
The IRCS central headquarters is located at Jl. Jenderal Gatot Soebroto Kav. 96, Jakarta 12790.
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