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 is to save lives and improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people.
Our mission is to mobilize young people, volunteers and communities for humanitarian action across Timor-Leste, through a strong and sustainable organization.
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.
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.
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.
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"When I was still at school, all my friends were volunteers with CVTL and then one day CVTL came to my school and did a limpeza (rubbish collection) and a zebra cross campaign – teaching us how to use the new pedestrian crossing throughout the county. I saw what they were doing and thought that’s something I want to do. It was funny – some of the students at my school didn’t want to participate as they thought that they should be paid to do work; but I thought it was a great idea as I could help the community."
Sonia dos Santos Ramalho
Previous Youth President
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