Nigerian Red Cross Society

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The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was founded in 1960 and it has its headquarters in Lagos.

It has over 600,000 volunteers and 300 permanent employees. The Nigerian Red Cross Society was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 and became the 86th Member – National Society of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Now International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) on 4 February 1961.

Its mandate originates from:

- The Movement Statutes - Main Movement Resolutions - RCRC Statutes and Byelaws - Geneva Conventions and - Nigerian Red Cross Act 1960

Its driving principles are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

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