RedR International Fundamental Principles  


1. Objective
RedR exists in order to provide suitably trained and experienced personnel to relief agencies in order to help them relieve people from the debilitating conditions that occur when disasters disrupt the normal pattern of life.

2. Scope
Each RedR Organisation maintains a Register of experienced personnel from which operational agencies (governmental, non-governmental and international) can obtain the skills they require to improve their response in disaster relief. RedR does not act in an operational capacity.

3. Impartiality
RedR makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious belief, gender, class or political opinions. It endeavours to provide suitable personnel being guided solely by the needs of each situation.

4. Neutrality
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, RedR does not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

5. Independence
RedR is independent. The national organisations, whilst they may act in the humanitarian service of their governments and whilst they be associated with other organisations, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of RedR.

6. Voluntary Service
RedR acts voluntarily and is not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

There can be only one RedR organisation in any one country. However, one RedR organisation may cover several countries.