Russian Federation MAARU002 Annual Report 2014



In 2014, the main priority of the IFRC Secretariat's support to the Russian Red Cross's (RRC) activities was the enhancement of the Russian Red Cross's organizational capacity to ensure close collaboration with the Russian Federation`s government authorities for the implementation of the resolution of the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The following priorities are identified for the IFRC Regional Representation in Moscow.

  • Technical support of the organisational development process of the Russian Red Cross based on recommendations of the Organisational Capacity Assessment and Certification (OCAC) process, as well as support to the National Society in increasing its technical knowledge and the skills of staff and volunteers on program development.

  • Strengthening of the legal base of the Russian Red Cross and enhance the dialogue between Russian Governmental authorities and RRC to identify the legal status of the NS with regard to its auxiliary role to the Government as a leading national humanitarian organisation.

  • Further strengthening of cooperation with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the nine Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in order to combine their efforts and experience in fulfilling their mandate in the humanitarian field, with a strong focus on migration, disaster law, health and Red Cross Red Crescent law.

  • Enhancement of the operational capacity of the Russian Red Cross based on the priorities identified in Strategy 2020 of the Russian National Society:

    • Dissemination of international Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles and Values among staff, volunteers and the general population;

    • Provision of Health & Care and social services with special focus on healthy life style, TB control, support to people living with HIV (PLHIV), First Aid, and Child Protection;

    • Management of disaster preparedness and response, based on cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) at federal and regional levels;

    • Work with labour migrants, with special focus on prevention of stigma and discrimination and provision of social and legal support to labour migrants;

    • Blood donors’ recruitment, work with youth and volunteers.

  • Facilitation of Movement coordination, aimed at targeted support to the Russian Red Cross according to its Strategy 2020.