International Relations Department of the Society has strengthened its mutual cooperation with all the organizations related to Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the Secretariat of the Federation in Geneva, Asia Pacific Regional Office and country representatives of the Partner National Societies through regular communication. Also, the Society has kept its mutual cooperation and relation with other international organizations and agencies.
This department works to maintain continuous communication and coordination, share experience/suggestion, sign memorandum of understanding regarding new projects, and renew old projects with different associating organizations. The department also takes the leading role in arranging meetings with associating organizations of the Society, selecting and deploying staff for international conferences/workshops, processing visa, itinerary, invitation letters etc. for the personnel/guests coming from partner Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations and preparing their briefing/debriefing etc. Also, it provides necessary support to the Society in implementing the projects run with international support.
In this running year, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has signed and renewed following agreements with the IFRC, the ICRC and Partner National Societies (PNSs).
As well as, for the Population Movement Operation (PMO), following agreements/memorandum of understandings have been signed with different Movement Partners.
Under the Population Movement Operation, delegates from more than 32 National Societies are providing service to the displaced people from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in different sectors. Currently, different teams are working in the areas including FACT, ERU, WASH, Relief, Logistics, Medical Team, RFL Team, Field Hospital etc. The department processes and maintains all the papers and activities related to the representatives from all over the world coming and staying in Bangladesh.
One of the major successes of this department is that, is has been ensuring the collection of Management Support Cost (MSC) as per the determined rate from overall budget of any donation given to the Society by any donor. In this running year, in total 86,02,000 BDT has been collected from different Movement Partners as Management Support Cost (MSC).
From 5 November to 11 November 2017, the following delegation team, led by the Vice Chairman of BDRCS, participated in the “Red Cross Red Crescent 2017 Statutory Meeting” held in Antalya, Turkey. Of them, all four management members traveled with personal financial coverage.
BDRCS Vice Chairman Professor Dr. Md. Habibe Millat has been elected for the next four years as a Governing Board member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), comprising 190 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, through the General Assembly of the IFRC held on 6 November in Antalya, Turkey. To implement this activity, IR Department has played a crucial role.