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The international red cross and red crescent movement is an international humanitarian movement whose stated mission is to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for the human being and to prevent and alleviates human suffering, without any discrimination based on nationality, race, religions beliefs, class or political opinions. In time of peace ,it render medical aid and other help to people afflicted by major disaster such as floods, earthquakes, epidemic and famines and performs other public service functions.

The movement consists of several distinct organizations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organizations. The importance of movement’s parts are:

1. Service to armed force and veterans help in solving personal problems. This programs providing counseling and in emergencies, facilitates rapid communications and makes available financial assistance.

2. The disaster service program set up disaster preparedness plans and when disaster occurs provides emergency care for disaster victims and rehabilitation assistance to help individual and families resume normal living.

3. The blood service program enrolls registers nurses to serve in disaster, sponsors classes in home nursing and preparation for parenthood, works in the blood service program, and assists in order health service provided for communities. Under the auspices of the safety service program, trained most of the volunteers, teach fist aid, small craft and water safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In the youth involvement program, young people take responsibility in leading, planning and carrying out Red Cross service in a community.

4. In the international service program, member’s works on international Red Cross organization in providing supplies fund and disaster specialist for relief in major foreign disaster. The American Red Cross has more than 1.5 million volunteers participating in activities that are supported mainly by voluntary contribution through united way and annual Red Cross campaign.

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