Maldivian Red Crescent holds its 9th General Assembly

No. MRC-CRM/PRS/2017/02

Maldivian Red Crescent has held its 9th General Assembly today at Champa Central Hotel. During the General Assembly, the Governing Board report, Financial Commission report, Audit Report 2016 and Annual Report 2016 was presented and passed. The Annual Plan and budget for 2017 – 2018 was presented and passed as well with the presence of 45 members.

The governing board presented amendments to the Statutes of Maldivian Red Crescent and the Rules of Procedures of Maldivian Red Crescent Statutes at the General Assembly. This is the first amendment since the adoptions of the initial statutes in 2009.

New governing board members for the following positions were also elected following the election process

  1. President: Ali Nashid
  2. General Member – Male’ Region: Arif Rasheed
  3. General Member – North Region: Abdul Raheem Nashid Abdul Latheef
  4. General Member – North Region: Moosa Aboobakuru

Addressing the assembly, Mr Ali Nashid, President of Maldivian Red Crescent highlighted that 2016 has been a challenging and stimulating year for the organization, and it was also an year that the organization expanded its reach to the most vulnerable in the society including the marginalized migrant workers. He also noted that as the National Society continues to be the most present neutral, impartial, independent, united volunteer driven humanitarian service provider it should strengthen its existing emergency response system to be better prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies.

The closing ceremony was held following the General Assembly, where the Chief Guest, Minister of Health Honorable Abdulla Nazim presented the Membership award to Male’ Branch and Volunteer of the year was awarded to Mohamed Adeeb, Unit leader of M.Kolhufushi Unit. Visiting delegates, Head of Country Cluster (IFRC) Mr Leon Prop and Head of Delegation (ICRC), Mr Jeremy England spoke at this event. Their speeches commended MRC’s journey as a National Society and its efforts to move towards a sustainable humanitarian actor working to reach the most vulnerable in the society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC) is an independent, voluntary, humanitarian organization, formed by virtue of the “Dhivehi Red Crescent Qaanoon” (Maldivian Red Crescent Law), Law no. 7/2009 with the primary objective is to provide humanitarian aid, prevent and alleviate human suffering. Maldivian Red Crescent is mandated by law to be an auxiliary to the public authorities in humanitarian efforts. It is the 187th member of the world’s largest humanitarian movement –– the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which every year helps millions of people whose lives have been devastated by crises or conflict. Maldivian Red Crescent today is the largest humanitarian organization in Maldives with over 2000 volunteers with branches in 10 Atolls and units in 20 islands spanning across the country. We deliver services in three strategic areas, Disaster Management, Health and Wellbeing and Youth Development, in adherence to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality