The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
IRCS –ICRC Cooperation Project
The IRCS-ICRC Cooperation project is supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation, based at Delhi.
The ICRC supports the Indian Red Cross Society to conduct programmes and activities to disseminate correct and proper use of Red Cross Emblem to minimise its misuse; awareness programmes on Fundamental Principles and Geneva Conventions, Safer Access, Social Emergency Response Volunteer (SERV) Programme, First Aid Programmes, Youth Programmes, Livelihood Activities and Family News Service. The activities planned are awarded to the branches for implementation in the form of annual plan of action.
In the year 2017- 18 the IRCS-ICRC cooperation activities covered fifteen states (Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya ,Telangana, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal ) which were assigned to conduct the following activities:-
(A) Social Emergency Response Volunteer (SERV) Programme,
(B) Youth programme
(C) Livelihood programme
(D) Family News Service
(E) Safer Access Framework (SAF)
(F) Physical Rehabilitation: Support was provided for strengthening of existing physical rehabilitation centres & capacity building of Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy units. The project is meant to identify people with disability, make referrals, provide assistive devices’ service and follow up. ICRC continues to support IRCS in developing and delivering training module on “mainstreaming disability during disasters” for specific IRCS training programmes.
(G) International Humanitarian Law (IHL): IRCS has expressed a clear interest in engaging more in the promotion of IHL, and seeks the partnership of ICRC to grow the requisite competencies/capacities within the IRCS to support the development and implementation of related activities.
(I) First Aid