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History of Lebanese Red Cross
The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) is a humanitarian organization established on July 9, 1945 as an independent national society. In 1946, it was recognized by the State as a public non profit organization and as an auxiliary team to the medical service Lebanese Army.

In 1947, the Lebanese Red Cross joined the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement -which has today affiliates in 178 countries- and became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ever since. Further more, it is a founding member of the Secretariat General of the Organization of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies.

The Lebanese Red Cross Society is led by volunteers, whose mission is to provide relief to victims of natural and human made disasters, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and to mitigate the suffering of the most vulnerable.

Humanity - Impartiality - Neutrality - Independence - Voluntary Service - Unity - Universality

The Lebanese Red Cross consists of:
  • The General Assembly, where the ultimate authority rests
  • The President
  • The Central Committee composed of 46 volunteers members
  • The Executive Committee composed of, in addition to the President, the Vice-president and the treasurer, 11 members heads of the active departments at the LRC
The Lebanese Red Cross is a nationwide society accomplishing its mission through the following units and program activities:
  • 40 Medical - Social Center
  • 46 EMS centers & 4 operation rooms   
  • 32 Chapters or local committee
  • 35 Youth Clubs
  • 13 Mobile Clinics
  • 12 Blood Transfusion centers
  • 6 Nursing Institutes
  • 2 Health Assistant schools
  • 1 Orthopedic workshop
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