Mauritius Red Cross Society


Information about the National Society

Founded: 1973
Recognised by the RC/RC Movement: 1973
Members/volunteers: 383
Salaried employees: 13


  • Disaster preparedness and response
    The Mauritius Red Cross Society (MRCS) is a member of the Prime Minister’s ‘National Disaster and Other Calamities Committee’ (NDOCC). It has 6 branch disaster response teams (BDRT), and a national team (NDRT). The National Society regularly participates in simulations organised in coordination with the local authorities. Four team members are also RDRT-trained to intervene throughout the Indian Ocean region.
  • Training
    Mauritius Red Cross Society provides first aid training for the general public, police officers and other civil servants, as well as businesses and non-profits (NGOs, associations, etc).
  • Relief work
    Mauritius Red Cross Society has an emergency ambulance service, and has developed a transport service for those with minor injuries and patients requiring regular and long-term hospital treatment (muscular dystrophy, cancer, mobility impairment, etc.). Mauritius Red Cross Society regularly mans first aid stations during sports and other events.
  • Social work
    MRCS has themed its activity on social assistance for the most vulnerable, which involves: social assistance and service, distribution of food and clothing and a school feeding programme.
  • Information/dissemination of International Humanitarian Law
    Mauritius Red Cross Society works closely with the Government and the Ministry of Education (humanitarian law). The University of Mauritius has a humanitarian law section as part of its law curriculum. The information/dissemination officer focuses on schools and the general public.

Contact information

Address : Rue Sainte-Thérèse
Curepipe – Ile Maurice
Phone : + 230 670 0276 / + 230 670 1274
Fax : +230 674 88 55
E-Mail :

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