2021-2025 Goals and Strategy

In the changing humanitarian environment of the 21st century, we seek to increase the impact of our activities in achieving our mission. With this in mind, the Myanmar Red Cross Society is committed to a community-based resilience approach for our 2021-2025 strategy. In this approach, skilled volunteers will support the formation of community groups to define their own hazards and priorities. Branch volunteers will then support the community in developing required skills so that they may help themselves. All programs will work towards sustainability and resilience. Please read the following summary of our strategic goals for 2021-2025


Strategic Goal 1:

Build healthier and safer communities, reduce vulnerabilities, and strengthen their resilience.

  • To enhance support for affected communities as a means of helping mitigate the impacts of climate change, health emergencies, disasters, conflicts and situations of violence.
  • To strengthen the resilience of communities and fulfil their needs related to health, first aid, water, sanitation and hygine, psychosocial support, disaster risk reduction, climate change, shelter, and livelihoods.
  • To ensure MRCS has well-preparedness capacity at all levels for effective response.

Strategic Goal 2:

Promote understanding and respect for the Red Cross Principles, Humanitarian Values and International Humanitarian Law as a means to promoting social cohension and non-violence

  • To promote understanding and respect for the Red Cross Fundmental Principles, Humanitarian Values, humanitarian diplomacy and IHL at all levels.
  • To strengthen National Society information technology and information management capacity at all levels to ensure effective communication of information and reporting in normal times and during emergencies.
  • To mainstream gender and diversity, violence prevention, psychosocial support, social inclusion, and community engagement and accountability as cross cutting issues into all humanitarian activities.

Strategic Goal 3:

Strengthen understanding of the MRCS’ auxiliary role among the humanitarian sector by developing a strong, well-functioning and resourceful National Society

  • To continue developing and strengthening the National Society and its auxiliary status at all levels according to the MRCS existing Law.
  • To improve the capacity and systems at state, region, Nay Pyi Taw, council, districts, branches and sub branch levels to better respond to humanitarian needs and more effectively deliver MRCS core services.
  • To empower and mobilise Red Cross youth to take a lead and active role in the promotion of humanitarian activities.
  • To scale-up resource mobilisation capacity at all levels as a means of becoming an independent, self-sufficient and financially sustainable National Society.
  • To support MRCS capacity in organizational management at all levels to ensure improved transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of services.
  • To expand national and international cooperation, coordination and partnership mechanisms through the existing partnership framework.