The Mauritius Redcross Socieity delegated 4 persons to Rodrigues Island from 02 September to 04 September 2005. The delegation comprised: M. P.Pellegrin, Deputy Director General and delegate member of the PIROI, M.N. Mahadoo, First Aid instructor, Miss F. L'Ecluse, Instructor, and M. G. Duvergé, Dissemination Officer. Read More
We have conducted a workshop in Rodrigues from 1-4 September.It dealt mainly with post disaster evaluation.It was held at Citronelle as a residential one with 27 volunteers from the local branch.The workshop also included modules about classification of catastrophes ,HIV/AIDS and history of the Red Cross movement.
WORLD FIRST AID DAY
We are organising on Saturday 10 September the above event.There will be a parade from the Place Cardinal Margeot,R Hill to the Plaza Esplanade.The Police Band will walk in front of the parade and other bodies or associations providing F Aid will also participate.There will be an all day display at the Plaza esplanade.Various personalities have been invited.
RED CROSS DAY
The Red Cross Day will be celebrated on the 8th May 2005 (like all previous years). The Flag Day collection will be held on 6, 7and 8 May 2005.
REGIONAL SUB-OFFICE : A Regional sub-office will be opened in Mauritius shortly. The office will be situated on the first floor of our Rose-Hill Branch. Mrs Susanna CUNNINGHAM has been appointed as Director of this sub-office. This sub-office will cover Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius.
TSUNAMI Following the appeal made for the Tsunami Relief Fund, the National Society has effected a first transfer of USD 119,400 to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva on the 8th April 2005. We express our sincere thanks to everyone.
Mauritius Red Cross contributes to the improvement of health, prevention of disease and mitigation of suffering by program of training and services for the benefit of the community, adapted to national and local needs and circumstances in conformity with the objects and purpose of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
RED CROSS PRINCIPLES
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
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.
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
There can only be one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
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.