Red Cross

In Darfur

Role of The Organization in Darfur

- ensure that people directly affected by armed conflict are protected in accordance with international humanitarian law

- receive emergency aid

- receive medical care

- livlihood support

Human Rights being protected:

  • right to life
  • right to own things
  • right to seek a safe place to live
  • right to food and shelter
  • no one can take away your human rights

What is their authority to address the mission?

The Red Cross has a status of "a federal instrumentality," this means it is not run by the federal government but it has responsibilities given to them by the government. The Responsibilities are: 1- To fulfill the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which the US is involved in, assigned to national societies for the protection of victims in conflict. 2-To provide family communications and other forms of support to the US military. 3-To maintain a system of domestic and international disaster relief, including mandated responsibilities under the National Response Framework coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA).

Who supports the Red Cross?

Although the Red Cross has a close relationship with the federal government, it is not a federal agency. Therefore, it is funded by voluntary public contributions.

Successes in Darfur

- providing basic household items for 380,000 displaced people

- providing shelter material to 80,000 people in camps

- delivering food aid to 110,000 people

- repairing infrastructure, supply of medical drugs and equipment in four hospitals and posting of health teams in two of them

- providing basic health care to 140,000 people

- arranging daily delivery of 1,800,000 liters of water to of 20,000 people in 30 locations

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