Author Topic: BANGLADESH RED CRESCENT SOCIETY  (Read 1942 times)


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Who We They

They are, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) - part of the worldÔÇÖs largest humanitarian non-governmental organisation, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

They have stood beside the Bangladeshi population throughout history and have played a crucial humane role in the relief, rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds and thousands of victims of flood, cyclone and other natural disasters in Bangladesh.

Their work is outlined by our guiding principles, and our history that shapes our morals and ethics. Find out more about what makes their  unique, compassionate and dedicated to caring, all over the world.

About The Movement
The Red Cross idea was born in 1859, when Henry Dunant, a young Swiss from Geneva, came upon the scene of the bloody battle of Solferino in Northern Italy, fight between the armies of imperial Austria and the Franco-Sardinian alliance, about 40,000 laid dead or dying on the battlefield and the wounded were without medical attention.

Henry Dunant organized nearby people of Castiglione and Solferino-travellers, priests, housewives, available to provide the wounded with food and First Aid. In 1862 he published the book A Memory of Solferino, in which he described the horror of the fight and condition of the thousands of wounded left without proper care. Dunant called for the creation of national relief societies, an idea which eventually led to the formation of the Red Cross.

To help promote these ideas, four citizens of Geneva - General Henri Guillaume Dufour, Dr. Louis Appia, Dr. Theodore Maunoir and Gustave Moymer- Joined Henry Dunant and set up first the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which was later renamed as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In a conference held at Geneva where representatives from sixteen countries attended in October 1863. They adopted ten resolutions that formed the founding charter of the Red Cross, defining functions and working methods for the relief to the wounded. The Red Cross was then a reality.

However, the Committee's main task still lay ahead: to persuade the governments that the wounded and those carrying them should be considered non-combatants, since they were not or were no longer taking part in the fighting and needed protection. This concept of Neutrality has been embodied in an international treaty providing for the protection of war victims, medical personnel, hospitals and ambulances. In August 1864, the Swiss Government convened in Geneva a diplomatic conference, where the delegates of twelve participating governments adopted the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded Armies in the field.

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society
The National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the base of the Movement. There are 189 officially recognized Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Societies, uniting 128 million individual members and volunteers and 263,000 employees. They provide emergency relief to victims of natural & man made disasters at both the national and international level; work in the fields of community development, social welfare and public health including health education, nursing and blood banks. In cooperation with their sister Societies, the Federation Secretariat and the ICRC, the National Societies disseminate international humanitarian law, the Fundamental Principles and the ideals of the Movement. To deliver their humanitarian services efficiently and effectively, the National Societies support each other in strengthening and development of their institutional and operational capacities.

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