The Jamaica Red Cross is an auxiliary in the humanitarian field to the Government of Jamaica. The Jamaica Red Cross was established on 8th April 1948 as a branch of the British Red Cross and recognized as a National Society on the 2nd October 1964.
To improve the lives of vulnerable people by developing capacity, mobilizing critical resources and promoting humanitarian activities.
To be the most effective humanitarian organization in Jamaica, promoting at all times all forms of humanitarian activities with a view to preventing and alleviating suffering, thus contributing to human dignity and peace.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are guided by seven fundamental principles
The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.
Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.