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Red Cross

  1. 1. Humanitarian Works and The International Committee of the Red Cross
  2. 2. • Also known as ‘HUMANITARIAN AIDS’ • Any form of action assisting to the different needs of humanity. • Typically an action in response to Human Crises such as: • Response to grave human needs • Malnutrition • Plagues • Many more • Disasters • Man-made Disasters • Terrorist attacks • Engineering failures/ malfunctions • Natural Disasters
  3. 3. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity
  4. 4. Some of the Humanitarian Missions Project HOPE was founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship - the SS HOPE- to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need. From the tsunami relief in Southeast Asia, to Hurricane Katrina relief in the Gulf States and earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010, to annual health education and humanitarian assistance missions to Latin America, West Africa and the Oceania region
  5. 5. is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or political preference.
  6. 6. Interact PolioPlus Exchanges and scholarships Rotary Centers for International Studies Literacy programs Rotaract Rotary Community Corps Individual club efforts
  7. 7. MISSION STATEMENT The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.
  8. 8. MISSION • to monitor compliance of warring parties with the Geneva Conventions • to organize nursing and care for those who are wounded on the battlefield • to supervise the treatment of prisoners of war and make confidential interventions with detaining authorities • to help with the search for missing persons in an armed conflict (tracing service) • to organize protection and care for civil populations • to act as a neutral intermediary between
  9. 9. There are National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. National Societies are recognized and act as auxiliaries to their national authorities in the humanitarian field. They provide a range of services including disaster relief, and health and social programmes. In wartime they assist the civilian population and support the medical services of the armed forces.
  10. 10. • Natural disasters have been increasing in number, scale and complexity. Our experience tells us that there is an urgent need to properly link humanitarian response to disaster preparedness and risk reduction, as this saves lives, is cost-effective and builds resilience. • We know that this approach makes a lasting difference, because it has been a cornerstone of our work for decades. • Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers live in the communities they serve, and are present before, during and after a crisis. • They are the first to respond when disaster strikes and have the greatest motivation in helping their community recover. • Volunteers know best how to comfort and support the affected people, because they are the affected people.
  11. 11. • • We are active in health (including extensive HIV/AIDS programming), food security, water and sanitation. We deliver programming addressing the humanitarian consequences of climate change, urbanization, violence and regular and irregular migration. • We work in close collaboration with communities to support their capacity building.
  12. 12. • We promote the practical application of the Fundamental Principles. • We support the integration of disadvantaged people into their communities. • Our volunteering and youth networks contribute to crossgenerational dialogue, bridge divides between religions and cultures, and quietly challenge discrimination wherever it is encountered.
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