The Burkinabé Red Cross is a humanitarian institution recognized by the national authorities and the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. It was created on 31 July 1961 on the basis of the Geneva conventions and additional protocols to which Burkina Faso is a party.
On July 9, 1962, by the Decree N ° 262/PRES/S-DI/SPP, the burkinabe Red Cross is officially recognized by the Government of Burkina Faso as auxiliary to the public authorities, voluntary and independent relief society.
She has been recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross on 1 November 1962. She is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent since 1963 national societies.
Member of the great family of the International movement of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, it has for objectives:
Work for the respect of human dignity:
-Prevent and alleviate the suffering of the men without distinction at all times and in all places;
-To improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations;
-To protect the health and life;
-To promote the fundamental principles and humanitarian values
The Red Cross is auxiliary to the public authorities. She works with its network of volunteers number over 100 million worldwide and is represented in more than 189 countries.
It is a benchmark in the first aid at the national level. She is empowered by the Fund of support to the vocational training and apprenticeship (FAFPA).