Formed on 16 August 2009, the Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC) celebrated its first anniversary in 2010. Since its formation, MRC has been working steadily towards establishing itself as a well functioning both locally and internationally through service delivery with integrated institutional development. During its first General Assembly, MRC adopted a two year Interim Development Plan with the goal to fulfil the 10 conditions for recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and simultaneously become a full-fledged member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) by its third General Assembly. The National Society has been investing efforts to obtain this objective guided by the Annual Plan 2010 - 2011 adopted by the Second General Assembly.
The plan 2011 has been revised in view of the changing priorities and strategic directions adopted by MRC based on the first year of operation. Guided by IFRC's Strategy 2020, MRC is currently developing its Strategic Plan 2010 -2015 which is planned to be submitted for adoption during MRC's third General Assembly. The draft strategic plan currently encompasses disaster management, health, youth and institutional capacity development as the main strategic directions for the coming years. Therefore, for 2011, MRC has increased its scope in the area of disaster management, and health and care with an integrated organizational development component.