Guide for Parliamentarians

This guide is designed to provide information and understanding with a view to building on the existing strong and valuable relationships between parliamentarians and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in addessing humanitarian needs.
 
Areas examined include:
  • What is the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement?
  • What does ‘auxiliary role’ mean?
  • Examples of services that National Societies provide.
  • What do I need to know about international humanitarian law (IHL), international disaster response law (IDRL) and other areas of disaster law?
  • Why are the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal emblems important?
  • What is humanitarian diplomacy?
  • What can you do as a parliamentarian to strengthen and support your National Society?
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