Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abbreviation DCKBiH
Formation 07. 11. 2001 (07. 11. 2001)
Type Humanitarian aid organization
Purpose To provide medical, psycho-social and all other forms of support regardless of one's ethnicity, nationality or religion, to promote IHL and to reduce distress for any person affected by any disaster to the best of its abilities
Headquarters Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Secretary General
Namik Hodžić
President
Rajko Lazić
Main organ
Parliament
Parent organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Staff
10
Volunteers
500,000
Website [1]

Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a branch of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.[2] It was founded in 2000. It has its headquarters in Sarajevo.

The society has approximately 500,000 volunteers and 10 employees.[3]

The United States alleged that Mohammed Nechle's employment by the Bosnian Red Crescent tied him to terrorism.[4] During his Combatant Status Review Tribunal Nechle was presented with a copy of the unclassified portion of his dossier. It contained four allegations, including: "Detainee is a former employee of the Red Crescent Society and attended meetings in Sarajevo for Algerians working for non-government organizations in Bosnia."

Services[edit]

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina provides a multitude of services, including

  • Disaster response
  • Search and rescue
  • Mine awareness operations
  • Care for the elderly
  • Medical support operations
  • IHL promotion
  • Psychosocial support

Organization[edit]

The RCSBiH is further devided into:

  • The Red Cross of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Red Cross of Republika Srpska
  • The Red Cross of Brčko Distrikt

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies page about Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. ^ The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. ^ Allegations from page 32 of Mohammed Nechle's unclassified dossier