IRRC No. 242

Recognition of the Barbados Red Cross Society

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We have the honour of informing you that the International Committee of the Red Cross, on 30 August 1984, officially recognized the Barbados Red Cross Society.Founded on 17 February 1960 as a branch of the British Red Cross, and independent since 31 July 1969, the Society applied for recognition by the International Committee on 16 June 1984. In support of its request it sent various documents, including several reports on its activities, the text of its Statutes and a copy of the “Barbados Red Cross Society Act, 1969”, wherein the Government of Barbados recognizes it as a voluntary aid society auxiliary to the public authorities.

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