We are a humanitarian organization working in partnership with the Ethiopian government, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societie (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), partnering national societies, volunteers and our beneficiaries.
Our vision is to be a strong, self reliant and the most efficient humanitarian organization in Ethiopia in reaching the most vulnerable. Our mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to contribute to the wellbeing of mankind and prevalence of peace.
We have four core programs including food security and disaster preparedness/response, health and health related initiatives, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and the promotion of humanitarian values.
Volunteering is at the heart of the ERCS and we currently have 90,000 volunteers and 1.8 million members helping us to carry out our essential humanitarian work. Working together, our volunteers and staff save lives and help thousands of people in need every year and raise funds necessary to pay for our services.