Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Red Cross Society: 2018 Annual Report

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Executive Summary

This Annual report covers the period 1st October 2017 until 30th September 2018.

Highlights of this report includes:

o Recognition by ICRC of the Marshall Islands Red Cross (MIRCS) as the 191st National Society in the world.

o Provisional admission of MIRCS by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

o Formal establishment of an MIRCS-Ebeye branch

o MIRCS has certified on First Aid a total of 862 individuals (572 males; 290 females)

o MIRCS has 500 volunteers

o MIRCS has established Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) in 9 islands and atolls of RMI.

o Jeirok community has started its Early Warning System, inspired by the Jenrok community EWS.

o MIRCS is preparing for an all high school First Aid Competition in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 (December 2018).

o MIRCS has established Red Cross youth Councils in 6 schools