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The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Accountability and Participation, Networks, NGOs, Organisational , Standards
Agency:ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

This Code of Conduct seeks to guard our standards of behaviour. It is not about
operational details, such as how one should calculate food rations or set up a refugee
camp. Rather, it seeks to maintain the high standards of independence, effectiveness
and impact to which disaster response NGOs and the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement aspires. It is a voluntary code, enforced by the will of the
organisation accepting it to maintain the standards laid down in the Code. In the event
of armed conflict, the present Code of Conduct will be interpreted and applied in
conformity with international humanitarian law.

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