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
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.
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
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
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
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.