Irish Red Cross - Kildare Area

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Irish Red Cross - Kildare Area
Clane, Ireland, Ireland


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Article 8: Statutory Objectives

The primary statutory objects of the Irish Red Cross are:

a) To furnish volunteer aid to the sick, wounded and shipwrecked at sea of armed forces in time of war;

b) To furnish relief to prisoners of war and to such civilians as are protected persons;

c) In time of peace or war to carry on and assist in work for the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering throughout the world;

d) To act in case of armed conflict, and in peacetime to prepare to act, in all the fields covered by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and on behalf of all war victims, both civilian and military

The Irish Red Cross is also authorised by Statute to engage in any activities of a humanitarian character which it considers suitable and to make, at its discretion, charges about engaging in any such activity

It also has the authority to provide an ambulance service and to make, at the discretion of the Irish Red Cross, charges with respect to persons availing themselves of the ambulance service.

Article 9: Other Objectives and Activities

For this purpose, the other objectives and activities of the Irish Red Cross are:

a) To contribute to the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering throughout the world

b) To organise, within the scope of the Major Emergency Framework, emergency relief services and resources for the victims of disasters, howsoever caused

c) To provide such First Aid training, ambulance, rescue, emergency and post emergency relief services as may be deemed appropriate

d) To provide such other community and humanitarian services and activities as may be determined from time to time

e) To educate the population on how to respond to disasters, howsoever caused

f) To promote the participation of children and young people in the work of the Irish Red Cross with reference to Irish Red Cross Youth

g) To promote the Fundamental Principles of the Movement and those of international humanitarian law in order to develop humanitarian ideals among the population, and in particular among children and youth

h) To strive towards gender balance within all areas of the work and the organisation of the Irish Red Cross

i) To promote mutual assistance and co-operation with public authorities at all levels, and co-operate with other partners within and outside the Movement

j) To recruit, train and assign such personnel as are necessary for the discharge of its responsibilities

k) To co- operate with the public authorities to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and to protect the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems

l) To recruit, train and assign such personnel, staff and volunteers as are necessary for the discharge of its responsibilities

m) To carry out Restoring Family Links services (tracing and messaging services) insofar as our resources allow

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