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Almost eight years of violence has brought death and destruction to Syria. Millions of people have been forced from their homes

Almost eight years of violence has brought death and destruction to Syria. Millions of people have been forced from their homes or have fled the country. Many of them are children. In spite of the dangers, the International Committee of the Red Cross has been providing food and life-saving support to Syrians since the beginning. We, alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, are one of the few humanitarian organizations that can help people in hard-to-reach areas. But the scale of the crisis is greater than anything we have faced in the last 15 years. We must do more.

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Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The seven Fundamental Principles provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework for the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement around the world. They are at the core of the Movement's approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Humanity

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.

Impartiality

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.

Neutrality

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.

Independence

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.

Voluntary service

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity

There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in anyone country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Universality

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.

 

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS