At the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction in Almaty representatives of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Red Crescent Society in Kazakhtan, MFA of RK, Almaty city Health Department, Almaty Department for ES, science institutions, and the Majilis Deputy Ms. Irina Smirnova during the work meeting discussed the Law regarding Red Crescent Society in Kazakhstan.
During the meeting the participants went over several matters, including the role of Red Crescent in Kazakhstan, its involvement into the elimination of the consequences of the emergencies in the country, reduction of social vulnerability, betterment of the Kazakhstan’s image in the international arena, also the necessity of adopting the law that will define the legal status of the Red Crescent Society in Kazakhstan.
The Law regarding Red Crescent Society in Kazakhstan will give the organization legal status and will regulate the relationship of the Society with governmental bodies to support the population injured during disasters timely and effectively within the country. The Law will also define how Society can facilitate mobilization and use of human, material and financial resources during the rescue or humanitarian operations, and will pronounce Red Crescent Society in Kazakhstan – provider of socially valuable services, for example, be the unified operator for gathering and providing humanitarian aid in case of largescale emergencies.
Participants of the work meeting drew out further steps to promote the law and in the nearest future Red Crescent in Kazakhstan with the help of Deputy Ms. Smirnova will develop and send to the Parliament of RK a deputy request regarding drafting and adoption of Red Crescent Law and giving the National Society official legal status that will be consistent with the international standards and conventions.
The Law will allow the Red Crescent Society in Kazakhstan fully become an auxiliary body not only to the country, but more importantly to the population of the Republic.
Concluding the meeting, the management of the Center for ES and DRR expressed their full support in promoting this important law.