1. Who are we?
The Country Representation office for Chile and Paraguay, located in Santiago, Chile, was created in August 2012. The Country Representation is composed of a country representative and an administrative assistant. Technical support for programmes and services are provided by the Americas Zone office located in Panama City, Panama; and for some services (finance) through the Regional Representation for the Andean Countries located in Lima, Peru.
The Chilean Red Cross (ChRC) is composed of 154 local branches located throughout the country, 12 regional branches and more than 4,000 volunteers. The National Society has 59 employees. The ChRC has updated statutes and a new Strategic Plan in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter-American Framework for Action 2012‒2016.
2. Who are our stakeholders?
Chile is a country with an accelerating economic growth; nevertheless the distribution of wealth is still far from being equitable. Due to this, vulnerable groups require support to face their situation.
As a consequence, Chilean Red Cross has once again a relevant role and in order to develop this role, ChRC has the support of Movement partners such as: American Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, ICRC and IFRC.