Honduras

Long Term Planning Framework: Honduran Red Cross 2012-2015

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  1. The Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

  1. National Society Mission

The Honduran Red Cross (HRC) is a volunteer-based humanitarian organization that mobilizes national and international solidarity to contribute to improving the lives of those most vulnerable. The HRC favours the integral development of its capacities, based on the Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, through the implementation of programmes related to disaster prevention and response, and health and community assistance. With support from the State and aid agencies, it fulfils its role as auxiliary to the public authorities, respecting all standards and using modern governance and management models that guarantee integrity and work towards the sustainability of the National Society.

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Honduran Red Cross Framework

The Honduran Red Cross was recognized as a National Society on 4 September 1937. It works as auxiliary to the public authorities and is a member of the National Emergency Commission (COPECO), the National Risk Management System (SINAGER), the Humanitarian Network (REDHUM), the International Aid discussion table, the National Forum for Violence Prevention and the volunteering discussion table, based on the country’s priorities and in coordination with the municipalities and each of the State ministries related to its humanitarian mandate: Health, Education, Foreign Affairs, Environment, the water and sanitation authorities (Servicio Autónomo Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (SANAA), and an extensive network of non-governmental organizations. It also coordinates its actions with international aid agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the European Union, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as well as other partners from within the Movement such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Canadian Red Cross, the Finnish Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross and the Swiss Red Cross.