About Us

The Timor-Leste Red Cross, or Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) was established in 2000 and legally recognised as an auxiliary to the Timor-Leste Government through a decree law 6/2005 on the 14th September 2005.

Our Vision

Our vision is to save and improve the quality of life of vulnerable people.

Our Mission

Our mission is to abide by humanitarian values and the spirit of volunteerism to alleviate the suffering of the socially-excluded and economically- marginalised, by promoting their health and socio-economic development and enhancing their capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters.

What We Do

Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) improves health for everyone by funding research, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building global partnerships.

Collaborative research that involves a diverse range of people from different fields of interest is key to progress in health science and to achieving our aim of fostering a healthier, happier, world.

Fundamental Principles

The Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) is guided in its work by the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Proclaimed in Vienna in 1965, the seven Fundamental Principles bond together the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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Become a Proud Volunteer

Volunteers are important to our work, without them we couldn’t do what we do. We value volunteers, their time and respect the passion that draws them to the work that we do.

Help create a world where all people are fed, cared for and treated fairly. Join thousands of others across the municipies to volunteer with us in one of our charity, fundraising groups or as a campaigner. 

Want to take part in Volunteers? Find out how to get involved as an organisation or volunteer.

Important Days



05jun9:07 am9:07 amWorld Environment Day

08junAll DayFeast of Corpus Christi

14jun9:08 am9:08 amWorld Blood Donor Day

19jun9:03 am9:03 amJUPRO Youth Camp

22jun8:00 am5:00 pmCelebrating 23 years of Timor-Leste Red Cross

28junAll DayIdul Adha

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