Neutrality Of The International Red Cross And Red Crescent Society

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Register to read the introduction… Independence: The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
Voluntary service: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity: There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide

Services provided
• Disasters worldwide
• Educational programs that promote Health and Safety
• Provides blood to all US Hospitals
• Training of life saving skills First Aid /CPR/ water safety/ nursing
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Neither would savvy major donors. How open is the organization to public scrutiny regarding its finances, operational functions, decision-making processes, and more? This kind of openness facilitates relationship building among large donors who want to support organizations they understand, respect, and trust—namely those that own and consistently demonstrate a quality, transparent brand.

Being Accountable
It's not enough simply to be transparent. Accountable and ethical behavior is high on the list of reasons the ARC organization may receive funding over another. According to a reliable Web-based resource,, organizations of all kinds are "increasingly being held accountable for their decisions, actions, behaviors and performance by a wide range of external and internal stakeholders," including funders.
At the very least, supporters want an accurate accounting of how their money is being spent and what impact it is

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