Red Cross Society of Seychelles

Seychelles Archipelago

Information about the National Society

Founded : 1989
Recognised by RC/RC Movement : 1989
Members/volunteers : 100 actifs
Salaried employees : 8

The headquarters of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) is located on the island of Mahé. RCSS currently has a warehouse allowing storage of 40 tons of relief supplies. A new humanitarian supplies warehouse is under construction.

Activities

Training/Emergency
RCSS regularly mans first aid booths at national events. First aid training courses for both individuals and professionals are also organised. Given the success of these courses, RCSS has decided to start ambulance officer, medical attendant, and lifeguard training.

Disaster prevention and response
RCSS participated in Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) training, and has become more and more involved in this activity. Furthermore, the Red Cross Society of Seychelles is also committed to strengthening community awareness on the climate change effects and people’s resilience.

Information/dissemination of International Humanitarian Law
RCSS, with ICRC support, has developed an outreach programme of humanitarian law. The programme has been accepted by the national education system, and teachers are gradually becoming familiar with these new legal concepts. RCSS also communicates extensively via radio programmes and other publications about its activities, values, and the RC/RC Movement in general.

Health and prevention
An HIV/AIDS public awareness-raising programme is underway. Hygiene promotion and community based health are also part of the Seychelles Red Cross activities.

Contact information

Address : La Ciotat, Mont Fleuri
P.O. Box 53 Victoria
Ile de Mahé – Seychelles
Phone  : +248 32 16 46
Fax : +248 52 51 81
E-Mail  : sgredcross@seychelles.sc

http://seychellesredcross.sc/

IFRC Link

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