Ethiopian Red Cross Society Re-Establishment Charter Proclamation No.1067/2017

PROCLAMATION No.1067/2018

A PROCLAMATION TO RE-ESTABLISH THE ETHIOPIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY CHARTER

WHEREAS, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (here inafter referred to as the Society) which is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement provides the necessary humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflicts and, in general, to all victims of man-made and natural disasters without discrimination based on race, color, nationality, sex, religion, political outlook or any other ground, and fosters understanding, cooperation, friendship and lasting peace among people;

WHERAS, the Society, established in 1935, and in the same year recognized by the International Red Cross Committee and admitted to member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, has been expanding its services and structural organization through the support of the government and the public at large and of its members in particular;

WHERE AS, the participation, in cooperation with the concerned organizations, of the Society in the country’s development activities and its contributions in the efforts of raising the standard of living of the population to a minimum level of acceptable standard, in addition to the provision of relief aid to victims of disasters, should be encouraged;

WHEREAS, it has become appropriate and necessary to engage in the prevention of the threat of draught and hunger resulting from environmental degradation and the depletion of natural resources;

WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary to establish structure and organization that ensures efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in order to realize its vision and mission, to address its humanitarian service effectively as well as to succeed its effort to create different income generating sources to be a self-reliant organization;

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to respond to the request of the General Assembly of the Society for further revision of the Charter Proclamation;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55/1/of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby, proclaimed as follows:

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