About us


ABOUT US

Our Mission is to build safe, healthy and resilient communities in Fiji by working with our partners and empowering volunteers in humanitarian service and advocacy. We fully commit to working towards having a resilient Fiji, free from vulnerabilities, where people are ready to offer impartial and voluntary assistance to those in need.

OUR VISION

A resilient Fiji, free from vulnerabilities, where people are ready to offer impartial and voluntary assistance to those in need.

OUR MISSION

To build safe, healthy and resilient communities by working with our partners and empowering volunteers in humanitarian service and advocacy.

Our Commitment

OUR COMMITMENT

The Fiji Red Cross makes the following commitment to the people of Fiji. We will:
• Promise a lifelong commitment to the people of Fiji
• Provide immediate assistance to those most in need
• Build the resilience and well-being of Fiji’s vulnerable communities
• Value and work with local volunteers to respond to the needs of communities
• Involve local people by using community-centred and participatory
approaches to our work
• Work in partnership with community, government and other civil society
organisations
• Use humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy to achieve change at a policy
and program level

OUR VALUES

The Fiji Red Cross is committed to the following values:

• The seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement
• Professionalism, transparency and accountability
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Innovation, learning, continuous improvement and growth
• Integrity, honesty and commitment
• Diversity and unity in our workforce and programmes
• Dignity and respect for all, including the elderly and those with disabilities
• Gender equality in our workforce and our programmes
• Safety, well-being and the rights of children protected at all times
• Taking time to celebrate the contribution of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement, its staff, volunteers and supporters

Our Values

OUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

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Humanity

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Rokovi ni Bula ni tamata

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Maanavata

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

E tetivutaki na soqosoqo ena kena sagai mera vukei na lewenivanua kei ira na sotia era mavoa ena buca ni valu, gauna ni tiko yavavala kei na leqa tubu koso. E veivakasalataki ena vuku ni kena maroroi ka taqomaki na bula. Einaki levu ga ni soqosoqo me tokona na nodra rokovi o ira na nodai tokani me rawa kina na veimaliwai vinaka, na duavata kei na tiko vinaka e vuravura.

Yudh ke maidaan par ghaayal ko bina bheedabhaao ke sahayeta lane ki iccha ka janam antarraastriya Red Cross aur Red Krisent aandolan prayason, apane antararastriya aur raastriye shamata mein, ko rokane aur jaha bhi maanav piraa ko kam karne ke liye isse payaa ja sakta hai. Is ka udesh jewaan aur swaasthya ki raksha ke liye hai. Yah sabhi logo ke beech mein apasi samajh, dosti, sahayog aur sthavi shanti ko barhaava deta hai.

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Impartiality

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Sega ni veivakaduiduitaki

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Nishpaksata

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

E sega ni veikaduiduitaki ena vuku ni duidui matanitu, kawa tamata, vakabauta vaka-lotu, roka ni yago se vanananu vaka politiki. E raica na kena kautani vakatotolo na mosi kei na yaluma ka raica me ra qaravi e liu na mavoa bibi se ko ira na vakaleqai vakaca.

Yah raasstiye, jaati, vishwaso, varga va raajanitik ray ke roop mein koi bheedabhaao nahi karta hai. Yah vyaktiyon ki piraa ko raahat dene ke liye puri tarah se unki jauraton ke duwara nirdeshit kiya ja raha hai aur sankaat ka sab se saaruri maamalon ko prathamikat dene ke liye prayaas karta hai.

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Neutrality

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Sega ni Veitotaki

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Tatasthataa

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Ena kena sagai me maroroi na veivakabauti ni lewe ni vanua enai soqosoqo oqo, ena sega kina ni veitovaki ena dua na veilecalecavi se veivakaduiduitaki vaka mata-tamata, lotu, roka ni yago se matanitu.

Sabhi ka vishwaso haasil ke liye jari karne ke liye, aandolaan, satrutaa mein paksh nahi le sakten hain, ya ek raajanitik, jaatiye, dharmika ya vaicharikbprakrti ke viwaadonmein kisi bhi samay vyast hain.

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Independence

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Tu Vakai Koya

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Svatantratatar

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Dina ga ni cakacaka vakaveivolekati sara kei na tabana eso ni veiqaravi, ena kena maroroi na bula ni lewe ni vanua, e I soqosoqo tu vakai koya. Na yavu oqo e solia na galala kinai soqosoqo me vakayacora na nonai tavi ena gauna e gadrevi kina.

Aandolaan svatantra hai. Raastriye samajh aandolaan ke siddhaanton ke anusaar karye karne ke liye har samay sakshaam ho sakta hai, taaki unki sarakaron aur unke apane desh ka kaanun ke adhin ki maanaviya seva mein sahaayak, hamesha unki svaayattat banaye rakhna chahiye.

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Voluntary service

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Veiqaravi Soli Wale

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Svaicchik seva

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

E solia wale na kena veiqaravi na soqosoqo ka sega ni namaka me rawa-ka kina.

Yah lab ke liye iccha se kisi bhi tarike se kaha jaye nahi ek Svaicchik raheta aandolaan hai.

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Unity

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Duavata

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Ekataa

There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Ena rawa ni dua ga na soqosoqo ni Kauvelatai Damudamu e duri ena dua na matanitu ka dodonu me dolava na kena veiqaravi veira kece na lewenivanua. Na veiqaravi e solia me na robota taucoko na vanua ena dua na matanitu.

Kisi bhi ek desh mein kevaal ek hi Red Cross ya ek Red Krisent society ho sakta hai. Yah sabhi ke liye khula kona chahiye. Yah apane shetra bhar mein apani maanaviye kaam par le jana chahiye.

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Universality

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Vuravura Raraba

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Saarvabhaumat

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

Esa roboti vuravura kece na veiqaravi ni Kauveilatai Damudamu ka ra duavata kina na veimatanitu ena kena vakabibitaki na kenai tavi ni veivuke veira na lewenivanua kecega e vuravura.

Sabhi samajh barabari ko daria diya jata hai aur ek dusare ki madad karne mein barbar jimmedariyon aur kartavyon ka hissa hai jis mein Antarraastriya Red Cross aur Red Krisent aandolaan duniya bhaar mein hai.

OUR HISTORY

Although an ad hoc nucleus was formed during the First World War (1914-1918), Red Cross activities were not conducted on an organised basis until the early 1950s when the British Red Cross established an overseas Branch in the then Crown Colony of Fiji.

Following the granting of Independence to Fiji in 1970 the former Branch sought recognition as a National Society.  National Society recognition was achieved in 1971 when the government officially recognised FRCS as an auxiliary to public authorities and as the only Red Cross Society in Fiji.

Today there are 16  FRCS Branches around the country:  Rabi, Rotuma, Seaqaqa, Savusavu, Bua, Taveuni, Labasa, Levuka, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Suva and Nalawa.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is made up of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the National Societies.

But where did it all begin? Henri Dunant is the founder of our movement. More about our history below.

1862

 Dunant published a small book about his experience in Italy, A Memory of Solferino, and it had a simple message: the nations of the world should form relief societies to provide care for the wartime wounded.

1863

The Geneva Society for Public Welfare appointed a committee of five, including Dunant, to put a plan into action. With its call for an international conference, this committee, in effect, founded the Red Cross.

First committee

1872

Dunant convened a conference to establish an institution to help the victims of the Siege of Paris and of the Civil War in France.

Red Cross in the field

1867-1895

Dunant’s business ventures collapsed and he eventually disappeared into solitude. He spent the remaining 18 years of his life at a hospice in Heiden.

Older Henry Dunant

1895

The world heaped prizes and awards in honour of Dunant and his work.

Henry Dunant medal

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