Just a brief note to draw your attention to the report launched by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) today on volunteering in emergencies at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross. The Conference brings together national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies with states parties to the Geneva Convetntions. Volunteering is one of the main themes of the Conference.
The report raises a number of issues relating to all volunteers working in emergency situations, and calls on governments attending the International Conference to protect, promote and recognise volunteers the work of all volunteers in emergencies.
Thoughts and comments gratefully received – with best wishes