Pros And Cons Of Red Cross Controversy

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Red Cross in Controversy After witnessing the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino, Jean Henry Dunant recorded his memories and experiences in the book ‘A Memory of Solferino’ which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 A.D. Red Cross is based on International Humanitarian Law of Geneva Convention and its own unique seven principles. About 190 nations in the world have already signed in Geneva Convention to form National Societies focusing on humanitarian activities. Its seven principles have made the organization an esteemed institution responsible for human welfare. Focused on preparedness, one of the significant activity of the Red Cross is response and recovery for the disaster victims. In many cases it works as first responder organization to all kind of disaster including flood, fire, earthquake, drought and migration. For providing service on such disasters, its Geneva based federation appeals throughout the world to collect resources and…show more content…
Many of the earthquake affected NRCS district chapters have expensive vehicles that do not even match the infrastructure level of those rural areas and can hardly be described as useful or working. Presently, Nepal Red Cross owns more than 100 ambulances and about 70 lavish vehicles. National and international tour The root of the problem is that NRCS is not following any guidelines on personnel and financial administration. There is no transparency and accountability in the society. Chairman of the organization act autocratically. Many construction works and procurements are not following any rules except working for the interest of the chairman. All significant decisions are made by the chairman single handedly. The NRCS senior level staffs, the real volunteers and some of his staff members involved on Procurement and Logistics are demanding for the property investigation of NRCS

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