These Principles and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Humanitarian Assistance govern National Societies and their International Federation in international humanitarian assistance (excluding armed conflict, internal strife and their direct results).
These Principles and Rules recognize the importance of strengthening organizational, coordination and delivery capacities of National Societies, to respond to the increasing number and complexity of disasters and the growing number of vulnerable people. They call for greater collective learning, adaptation, innovation and leadership to ensure that the Movement achieves greater humanitarian impact. These Principles and Rules encompass preparedness for response, disaster relief and early recovery activities. They complement commitments to disaster risk reduction and seek to encourage National Societies to link relief, recovery and development. They establish a coordinated and agreed approach to quality and accountability, and recognize partnerships with public authorities, humanitarian actors and other organizations external to the Movement. These Principles and Rules are adopted within the statutory framework of the Movement.
Rules between and among National Societies and the International Federation involve:
Usage: Policy reference and guidelines for implementation
Audience: National Society
Purpose and overview:
The outcome document resulted from the 13th Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership meeting that was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 27-28 September 2016, with the participation of the leaders of the National Societies of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The meeting was hosted by PMI of Indonesia ans supported by ICRC and IFRC.
The meeting saw the discussions of issues relevant to strengthening of the sustainability of National Societies, the Movement coordination and cooperation, the cooperation with ASEAN, as well as the One Billion Coalition for Resilience.
Usage: Policy reference
Audience: National Society leaders and staff
The International Federation HIV/AIDS Policy, 2002, approved by the Governing Board, provides a framework to support National Societies in the implementation of HIV/AIDS related activities. It states, “Guided by sound public health and humanitarian principles, promote and where appropriate facilitate harm reduction strategies for high risk behaviours and traditional practices, including advocacy for law reform as necessary”.
The policy includes: the scope of the policy, statement, responsibilities, and references.
Usage: Policy reference
Audience: National Society leadership and staff
The IFRC Youth Engagement Strategy (Y.E.S.) is a global, unifying strategic framework for youth engagement in Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and is specifically linked to expected impacts of the Enabling Action # 1 ‘Building stronger Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies National Societies’ from the IFRC Strategy 2020.
While the IFRC Youth Policy (2011) informs National Societies on the value of children, adolescents, and young adults as key drivers of action and development, the Y.E.S. represents a specific strategic framework for facilitating meaningful engagement of young people as today’s and tomorrow’s leaders, as Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies volunteers, and as young beneficiaries of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies programmes and services.
The Y.E.S. is not a strategy only for youth. It needs to be owned and implemented by and throughout the National Society. Senior leadership of National Societies, as key stakeholders, are encouraged to actively engage in dialogue and equal partnership with young people to bring the Y.E.S. to life.
Y.E.S. brings together 3 perspectives of meaningful youth engagement within RCRC – youth as leaders, youth as volunteers, and youth as beneficiaries (IFRC Youth Policy, 2011) with components of the IFRC 3Es framework – RCRC Youth Education, Youth Empowerment, and Creating Enabling environments for Youth.
Target Audience: National Society Leadership and Staff
This five year strategic plan of Lao Red Cross 2011-2015 is the third strategic plan. The plan was developed out of lessons following the second strategic plan (2006-2010) and the most recent extensive planning and consultation process. It provides a framework for the Lao Red Cross as it continues to strengthen its work on four core areas: disaster management, health and care in the community, promotion of fundamental principles and humanitarian values, and organizational development.
The strategic plan includes challenges, vision and mission, strategic directions with each corresponding core areas and enabling actions.
Usage: Policy development.
Audience: National Society leadership.
See also: the Lao version of the strategic plan.
Purpose: MRCS sets the process to revise its first Disaster Management (DM) Policy-2003 in order to
be more compatible with the recent country level initiatives as well as regional and global
trends on disaster management.
Overview: Disaster Management Policy 2010.
Usage: Policy development.
Audience: Technical staff, Volunteers.
Purpose: Rapid assessment, coordination, relief assistance, and reporting.
Overview: Standard Operating Procedure of relief assistance for small scale disasters.
Usage: Guidance for project implementation.
Audience: Technical staff.
This study aims contribute to the existing evidence base on how social capital can be harnessed to strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Thailand. While social capital is generally recognised as an important means to building community resilience, there is still little knowledge about how it can be best utilised towards DRR efforts. The study is based on a literature review and field work carried out in three communities in Thailand.
Usage: Learning from experience
Audiences: National Society leadership, Technical staff