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.

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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

“I’m happy to participate in this cyclone preparedness training because one of my neighbors, Yassin Siddiq, was in the last group and he trained me to prepare for cyclones. Now I can train others too,” says Mustafa Kamal, resident of the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar.

4 January 2019

Rahima Akter Khushi is a female interpreter who has been with the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency field hospital since the start.

15 October 2018

After losing her husband more than 40 years ago and her sons in recent years, 81-year-old Amir Jan Bibi has been living a difficult life with her daughter. As the only surviving child, her daughter, who used to work as a cleaner in the Upazila Health Complex in Naria, lost her job when the entire complex collapsed into the Padma River due to erosion.

13 October 2018

By Gennike Mayers, IFRC “Nothing is more joyful than hearing a baby cry in the maternity ward.  It means the baby is alive and well!” says smiling Australian midwife Janet Gorrell, as she emerges from the maternity ward with a new-born baby girl to get …

2 October 2018

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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