The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is the leading national humanitarian organization in Bangladesh that can mobilize the power of humanity to prevent and reduce human suffering. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was admitted to the IFRC in 1973.

The crisis at Cox's Bazar

Since 25 August 2017, more than 609,000 people have crossed the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, fleeing violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Latest news from Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

As super cyclone Amphan heads towards the West Bengal-Bangladesh areas, Bangladesh Red Crescent has triggered the release of forecast-based funds from International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to reduce the storm’s impact …

20 May 2020
Bangladesh, Noakhali,04 May 2019. Bangladesh Red Crescent volunteers quickly on the ground to assist affected people after Cyclone Fani moved through Bangladesh. Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha state in India on 3 May 2019 and Moved through Bangladesh on 4 May 2019 damaging houses and croplands

When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society receives a forecast of an imminent extreme weather event, one of their most urgent tasks is to decide what action to take in anticipation of a possible disaster. In the case of the Bangladesh Red Cresce …

5 June 2019

In August 2017, heavy monsoon rains caused wide-spread flooding in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. Almost two-thirds of Bangladesh was flooded, affecting more than 6.9 million people. Thousands of homes and hectares of cropland were damaged, leav …

31 May 2019

Powerful Cyclone Fani, at its worst an “extremely severe” storm, brought heavy rainfall and winds of 209 km/h to communities across India and Bangladesh. About 15 deaths have been reported so far, and hundreds of homes are likely to have been damaged. …

5 May 2019
In this file photo from June 22, 2018, a volunteer demonstrates his first aid skills at a disaster simulation drill in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The drill is helping to prepare residents of Kutupalong—a camp and temporary home for displaced families from Rakhine state—on how to stay safe during monsoon season. As heavy rains approach, the camp residents face strong winds, flooding, and possible cyclones. Their temporary shelters, perched on unstable hillsides, will not be able to hold up to cyclone-force conditions. Since August 2017, more than 600,000 people have fled Rakhine state (Myanmar) to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The American Red Cross has been working alongside global Red Cross and Red Crescent teams to provide lifesaving aid to the families. As monsoon season sets in, we’re leading disaster preparedness efforts to help people prepare. As part of the Bangladesh government’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP), the American Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, and IFRC are training thousands of camp residents and local community members on first aid, early warning systems, search-and-rescue, and other lifesaving skills. We're supporting these disaster simulation drills and equipping volunteers to warn fellow residents of danger via megaphones, a flag system, and even loudspeakers at mosques. Photo by Brad Zerivitz/American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteers in the Indian state of Odisha are ramping up efforts to warn 20 million people of the imminent and potentially deadly arrival of Cyclone Fani. Fani is predicted to make landfall on India’s east coast on 3 May. It is expected to bri …

2 May 2019

Many of the children growing up in the sprawling camp surrounding Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have no access to formal education. On the cusp of adulthood, they face an uncertain future.

12 February 2019

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684-686, Red Crescent Road, Bara Maghbazar, Dhaka 1217, Bangladesh
Tel : 02-9330188-89
Fax : 02-9352303
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  • Chairman: Mr. Hafiz Ahmed MAZUMDAR,
  • Vice-Chairman: Prof. Dr. Md. Habibe MILLAT, MP
  • Treasurer: Advocate Tauhidur RAHMAN
  • Secretary General: Mr. Feroz Salah UDDIN
  • Director of Finance: Mr. MD Jahir UDDIN
  • Director of IR and Communication: Mr. Nazmul Azam KHAN
  • Director of Health: Mr. Sirajul Islam MOLLA
  • Director of Logistics: Mr. Md. Afsar UDDIN
  • Director for Training: Mr. Ekram Elahi CHOWDHURY (PD, PMO)
  • Director of Disaster Risk Management: Mr. Md. Belal HOSSAIN
  • Director of Community Development: Mr. M.A. HALIM
  • Director of Unit (Branch) Affairs: Mr. Khairul Anam KHAN
  • Director of HR and Admin: Mr. Sirajul Islam MOLLA
  • Director of Disaster Response: Mr. Nazmul Azam KHAN
  • Director of Estates: Mr. K. F. RAHMAN
  • Director of Youth and Volunteers: Mr. Sikder Mokaddes AHMED
  • Director of RFL / Tracing Services: Mr. Imam Zafor SIKDER
  • Director (Operation) CPP: Mr. Md. Nur Islam KHAN
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    Deputy Director of Planning and Development Department: Ms. Sayma FERDOWSY

  • In charge of Internal Audit: Mr. A.H.M. Mainul ISLAM
  • Fundraising Department: Mr. Md. Mijanur RAHMAN
  • In charge of Blood Programme: Dr. Tarik Mehedi PARVEZ
  • Focal Point – Gender & Diversity and Child Protection: Rezina HALIM
  • Focal Person – First Aid: Dr. Shahana ZAFOR