Key Principles of International Red Cross Movement
Key Principles of International Red Cross Movement: World Red Cross Day is an annual celebration of the principles of International Red Cross Movement. It is celebrated on 8th May every year.
World Red Cross Day on 8thMay is celebrated under many programs. From morning till evening there are awareness campaigns on Red Cross operations and culture. At some places training is given to professionals like teachers, journalists, media men on first aid.
The purpose is to protect human life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. Red Cross promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all people and their offices distributes stuff in colleges and also takes part in blood donations.
Key Principles Of International Red Cross Movement
In a world with increasing isolation, tension and recourse, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) movement must support the individual and community values, which encourage respect for other human beings and a willingness to work together to find solutions to community problems.
Humanity: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, gives assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and ease human suffering wherever it may be found.
Impartiality And Neutrality: Red Cross endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals with no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Independence: Red Cross works independently for the humanitarian services of governments is subject to the laws of their respective countries.
Voluntary Service: It is a voluntary relief movement not encouraged in any manner by the need for any monetary gain.
Unity And Universality: There is one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any country which is open for all to carry the humanitarian work throughout the territory. And all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other.
It is the responsibility of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and national societies to work together to achieve all the key principles.
Red Cross In Pakistan
Pakistan has faced serious natural disasters, catastrophes and faced conflict, resulting into large scale loss of human life, disability and destruction. Red Cross has up to nine helicopters only in AJK and other means to reach any disaster hit region.
ICRC supported twenty-two physical rehabilitation centers in collaboration with their partner organizationsincluding Indus Hospital, Chal Foundation, Pakistan Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics Sciences (PIPOS) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
ICRC also works very closely with Pakistan Red Crescent Society in many areas. They have been engaging with the universities of Pakistan for promoting teaching and research pertaining to humanitarian laws.
In a recent Red Cross delegation visit to Pakistan, they showed concern over the mounting climatic changes in the region that would cause serious water shortage issues.
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