About Organization
  • Established in: not provided

  • Themes & Interventions: Disaster, Health

  • What We Do: Awareness Rising, Service Delivery

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Islamabad

Introduction

The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries. Our mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. To achieve this, we follow the seven humanitarian principles; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.

In Asia, Norwegian Red Cross aims to relieve the suffering and save the lives of people affected by armed conflict, protracted crisis and acute disasters. We work through a combination of channels, considering collaboration with Red Cross Movement actors to respond, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, to any given crisis.

We target the most vulnerable in each context, based on holistic humanitarian needs analysis, whilst assuming an auxiliary role supporting National Red Cross/Crescent Societies in the region.

In Asia, Norwegian Red Cross focuses on improved access to community health, providing basic health service to the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict and protracted crisis in Afghanistan, Pakistan, DPRK, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

We aim to strengthen the regional disaster response systems and improve the preparedness capacity of partner National Societies.