Red Cross of Serbia

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Red Cross of Serbia
Црвени крст Србије
Crveni krst Srbije logo.gif
Official logo
Formation 6 February 1876; 142 years ago (1876-02-06)
Founder Vladan Đorđević
Headquarters Belgrade, Serbia
Location
  • Serbia
President
Dragan Radovanović
Parent organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Staff
800[1]
Volunteers
60,000[1]
Website www.redcross.org.rs

The Red Cross of Serbia (Serbian: Црвени крст Србије/Crveni krst Srbije) is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that provides humanitarian aid, disaster relief and education in Serbia. It is the national affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

It was founded on 6 February 1876 by Vladan Đorđević, a prominent Serbian physician.[2]

Disaster response[edit]

One of the public authorisations given to the Red Cross of Serbia by the Government of Serbia is preparing, acting and educating people for response to disasters, armed conflicts and other emergency situations on the territory of Serbia.[3] More than 3,000 volunteers in local branches of the Red Cross are educated for disaster response, while more than 300 of volunteers and employees were professionally trained for search and rescue in all environmental conditions. They are educated to perform specific tasks of the National disaster response teams:

  • Team for Assessment and Coordination (Serbian: Тим за процену и координацију/Tim za procenu i koordinaciju (ТПК/TPK)) whose role is to assess the needs of the affected population and to coordinate the disaster response
  • Rescue, evacuation and care during the floods (Serbian: Спасавање, евакуација и збрињавање у случају поплава/Spasavanje, evakuacija i zbrinjavanje u slučaju poplava (СЕП/SEP)) whole role is to participate in search and rescue and care of affected population during the floods.
  • Rescue, evacuation and care in extreme winter conditions (Serbian: Спасавање, евакуација и збрињавање у екстремним зимским условима/Spasavanje, evakuacija i zbrinjavanje u ekstremnim zimskim uslovima (ЕЗУ/EZU)) whose role is to participate in search and rescue efforts during the extreme winter conditions and on high, snow covered mountains with specialised equipment such are sledges.
  • Mobile technical team (Serbian: Мобилни технички тим/Mobilni tehnički tim (МТТ/MTT) whose role is to provide technical and logistical assistance to all other teams, operate technical equipment, provide water and sanitation, and set up temporary camps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Организација". redcross.org.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 27 May 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.redcross.org.rs/-~2395
  3. ^ [1] Article 5, Section 1 and 2 of the Law of the Red Cross of Serbia Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia n°107/2005
  4. ^ [2] Red Cross of Serbia - Disaster response - Accomplishments and training