Vision: To be the most effective, most trusted and self- sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.
Mission: To work with vigour and compassion through our networks and with communities to prevent and alleviate human suffering and save lives of the most vulnerable.
- Service to Humanity
Fundamental principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
Strategic pillars: Investing in our people, Building a strong national society, Operational Excellence.
The society has its core business areas organized around the following thematic areas: Disaster management, Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Organizational development, Fund raising, Commercial enterprise supply chain and Support services.
Along the realm of nutrition sensitive: the organization with the focus on disaster risk reduction, supports implementation of food security related projects ( whose focus is on livelihood diversification largely through crop production that uses both conventional and climate adoptive farming methods i.e. using greenhouses) in Turkana, east Pokot, Siaya, Kajiado, Tana River, Garissa, Mwingi, Kilifi, Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera counties. Nutrition education for the farming groups is a major component that is integrated during implementation with a view of improving household access to diversified diets.
Through health programmes including TB and HIV, across the country in high burden (child and maternal mortality, HIV prevalence) the society promotes and supports scale up of the high impact nutrition interventions which are nutrition specific and are delivered through the health systems. Nutrition is integrated within WASH related projects in Isiolo, Garissa, Kwale, Turkana, Early recovery programmes including the PRRO that is implemented across the ASAL counties jointly with WFP as well as being included as an outcome in voucher programmes.The society continues to integrate nutrition within emergency preparedness and response which is a nationwide responsibility, with the society responding to all forms of emergencies and disasters in the country.
Advocacy for integration of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive actions, adoption of national nutrition policies and guidelines across relevant programmes, has been critical within the society and has been a key action in yielding resources for the sector given the other scope of other departments in the society. This together with ensuring nutrition sensitive emergency preparedness and response actions will continue to be a major focus of the KRCS nutrition department in the coming year.
The organization has offices across all counties. The nutrition actions are supported by nutrition officers who manage counties within the following clusters:
- Rift valley ( North and South Rift)
- North eastern
- Upper eastern
- West Kenya ( all counties in Nyanza and Western areas)
KENYA RED CROSS SOCIETY
Red Cross Rd. off Popo Road
Po Box 40712, 00100- GPO, Nairobi Kenya
Tel: +254-20-6003593/ 6008681/13