World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Republic of Korea National Red Cross

Article Id: WHEBN0028887694
Reproduction Date:

Title: Republic of Korea National Red Cross  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Korean War POWs detained in North Korea, Shin Hyun-joon (actor), Angola Red Cross, Bolivian Red Cross, Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Republic of Korea National Red Cross

Republic of Korea National Red Cross Headquarters in Seoul.

The Republic of Korea National Red Cross (more commonly known as the Korean Red Cross) is a South Korea. It is the designated South Korean affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

History

When International Red Cross Society in 1955 and became the member of the International Life Saving Federation (I.L.S.F) on Saturday 11 November 1995. The institution hascontributed to not only the dissemination of health-related skills and knowledge but also the protection of health and life to the public since 1949.

The Seven Principles of Red Cross

This principles apply to Red Cross in all country

  1. Humanity - The organization is trying to prevent and relieve agony of all people through international, domestic capacity. Red Cross's activity is protection of health and life and affirmation, respect for dignity of people. This activity stimulates friendship, interest, and cooperation of people in all over the world.
  2. Equity - International Red Cross activity do not differentiate people from nationality, race, religion, status and political side. It serves relief of suffering as long as individuals face dire situation.
  3. Neutrality - When the hostile action is broken out in any country, Red Cross do not participate in racial, political, religious argument for continuous trust of all people.
  4. Independence - Red Cross activity is independent. Although Red Cross of each country should follow domestic law, it should maintain autonomy based on principle of Red Cross.
  5. Service - As Red Cross activity is voluntary aid, it does not gain any profit.
  6. Unity - There is one organization in one country. Red Cross must be released to all people, and performs humanitarian service in whole domestic region.
  7. Universality - International Red Cross activity is helpful universal service through equal position and duty.

Activity

All activities are based on fundamental activity of Red Cross (activity in Korea)

  • Therapy to relief work of the victim and prisoners of Korean War as military medical institution by Red Cross renegotiation. (negotiation about the prisoner in armistice talks, 1952)
  • Aid for sufferers who get problem such as cataclysm, disease, emergency and many problems. (accident about collapse of Seongsu Bridge in 1994, collapse of Sampoong Department Store in 1995)
  • Protection for foreign refugee who suffer from war or emergency.
  • Build hospital, mobile clinic, emergency medical station and many sites for medical care.
  • Aid for blood trouble through a blood donation campaign, management of blood bank and other things. (begins blood campaign first time in Korea, 1965)
  • Many safety movement such as first aid, protection of water, mountain activity, environmental preservation.
  • Domestic health care such as free cure, remedy for the disabled, and other treats.
  • Education movement and adolescent activity.
  • Operation of many voluntary service and community service.
  • Dissemination of international humanitarian law and principle of Red Cross. (hold the conference of Asia and Pacific volunteer in 1995)
  • Aid and mutual cooperation with international Red Cross.
  • The continuous search campaigns for separated families, Red Cross movement and conference between North Korea and Republic of Korea.

External links

  • Official website (Korean)
  • Korean Red Cross website in English
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.