FEDERATION OF RED
CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES
DELEGATION IN AZERBAIJAN
ARMENIAN RED CROSS AND AZERBAIJAN RED CRESCENT
MEET IN YEREVAN
The countries of the southern Caucasus share a common decade-long
situation, and the first problem among many is the military conflicts and mass
population movements. And while the conflicts are yet unresolved and politicians
of Azerbaijan and Armenia continue disputing over the solution of the conflict,
the International Federation proved once again that it knows no borders and
remains faithful of its fundamental principles of impartiality and neutrality.
Yerevan, the Capital of Armenia, hosted the regional meeting of the Information
Department Staff of the Armenian Red Cross, the Azerbaijan Red Crescent and
of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Delegations
in Armenia, Azrbaijan and Georgia on September 3-6, 2001.
The representatives of the National Societies of Armenia and Azerbaijan spoke
about their work, shared their experience in professional publicity and reporting
work, as well as in creating attractive publications and video documentaries.
"Information and reporting is necessary for the transparency of the Red
Cross and Red Crescent. It gives a possibility to those who support us to see
that the funds are used in a proper way", said Choe Chung Hun, the Head
of the Federation's Delegation in Armenia in his opening speech.
The information staff also discussed the possibilities of the regional publicity
and information activities and planned to resume the publication of the regional
newsletter to have a possibility of telling about the work of the Red Cross/Red
Crescent in the three countries of the Southern Caucasus.
The meeting was organized within the Regional Cooperation Programme funded
by the International Federation through its Capacity Building Fund aiming at
expanding and enhancing each of the southern Caucasus National Societies' abilities
to serve the most vulnerable by sharing the experiences, procedures, skills
and techniques. The three Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies have already established
cooperation within spheres such as Public Health, First Aid, Community Development
and Disaster Preparedness.
For more information, please contact
Nigar Garibova at the Information Department of the Azerbaijan Delegation
of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Tel: (99 4 12) 92 57 92 Fax: (99 4 12) 97 18 89