Iraqi Red Crescent Organization
Note: The Iraqi Red Crescent's site appears to be down since mid-2010 (as at 14 October 2011).
The Iraqi Red Crescent Organization was founded in 1932 and joined the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1934. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the mission of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization is “to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity”.
The goal of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization is “to help the wounded without discrimination; to protect life and health, to guarantee the respect of human dignity and to reinforce cooperation and permanent peace between the world’s people.” The Iraqi Red Crescent Organization does “not discriminate between nationalities, races, religions or political groups”. It aims “to remove suffering” and does “not take part in any hostile actions or in arguments related to political, religious, racial or ideological issues.” (Iraqi Red Crescent Organization Website, http://www.iraqredcrescent.org/whoweare.html, accessed on 18 December 2008)
Target group of the activities of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization are vulnerable people, the reports are addressed to donors.
“Today and for the last three years, the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization has been the primary humanitarian provider on the ground in Iraq. [...] It is up to the Iraqi Red Crescent along with its offices in Jordan, Syria, and Iran to bring to bear the technical capability, and financial support to ensure a rapid and successful response to the present humanitarian crisis facing the Iraqi people. The Iraqi Red Crescent has been working hand in hand with the government of Iraq and the International Committee of the Red Cross in order to respond to the internal crisis facing the Iraqi people [...].” (Iraqi Red Crescent Organization Website, http://www.iraqredcrescent.org/whoweare.html, accessed on 18 December 2008)
The Iraqi Red Crescent Organization lists the following operational tasks on its website: Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Expectant Mothers, HealthCare, Water & Sanitation, Distribution of Aid, Finding the Missing, Emergency Shelter, Training (Iraqi Red Crescent Organization Website, http://www.iraqredcrescent.org, accessed on 18 December 2008)
Donations from countries, organisations and individuals
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Iraq
Thematic focus: Internally Displaced People, incidents, returnees
The updates on Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Iraq list IDP numbers by governorate and describe the situation for IDPs in Iraq. The updates contain information on camps and humanitarian aid distribution in the governorates and on the needs of the Iraqi Red Crescent to assist the Internally Displaced People.
Updates on Internally Displaced People in Iraq: monthly (as of December 2008, the last update was from June 2008)
Information and updates on incidents and returnees: occasionally
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