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Who we are

  • Indian Red Cross Society was incorporated under Parliament Act XV of 1920.
  • In the princely state of Hyderabad, under the rule of the Nizams, the Red Cross Society was established in 1920 in a small building in St. Mary’s road, Secunderabad as a child welfare center. The British Resident at Hyderabad was its President at that time.
  • Indian Red Cross Society, A.P.State Branch has come into existence in the year 1956. His Excellency the Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the President of A.P. State Branch.
  • Indian Red Cross Society, A.P. State Branch is having 23 District Branches and 244 District Sub-Branches.
  • District Collector is the President for a District Branch and Mandal Revenue Officer/Tahsildar is President for a District Sub-Branch.

Red Cross has been in the fore front, alleviating peoples suffering caused either by natural disasters or by calamities like earthquakes, cyclones, heavy rains and floods, tsunamis etc,.

The coastal areas of the State experience many cyclones, which occur every year. Indian Red Cross Society, A P Branch is well prepared to play a significant role in evacuating inhabitants from vulnerable areas to safer places well before an impending disaster and also in organizing rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations when a calamity strikes.

The important aspect of such operations is to minimize the effect of calamity in terms of loss of life and suffering of the victims.

Apart from this, Indian Red Cross Society, A P Branch is active in promoting Health Education, Health Care, free Medical Aid and Medicines to the poor people, Blood Donations, Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross associations. In addition the Society also conducts vocational training programmes, runs orphanages and Senior Citizen Resort for elders.

Head Office

Indian Red Cross Society,
A.P.State Branch
# 3-6-212. Street No. 15,
Hyderabad - 500 029.
Phone : +9140 - 23221748        
Fax : +9140 - 23261246   
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