Seoul: ICRC, Korean National Red Cross renew MoU to reach more people

Renewing their partnership to help and protect people in need, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Republic of Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 28 June at the KNRC headquarters in Seoul.

Head of the ICRC mission in Seoul Charles Sabga and secretary-general of KNRC Hee-Su Yoon signed the five-year agreement. The two organizations had signed the first MoU in 2014 to combine their efforts towards a wider and more effective impact in the region.

At the signing ceremony, Sabga said, "On behalf of the ICRC mission in Seoul, I express my heartfelt gratitude to the KNRC for the great cooperation extended to us to continue this MoU. It is our sincere wish that this agreement contributes towards consolidating our cooperation as well as exploring new possibilities of collaboration."

According to the agreement, the ICRC and KNRC will work together to influence debates on humanitarian concerns, policy and legal issues and international humanitarian law. The organizations will also jointly spread awareness of their principles and activities to ensure that their work is understood and accepted more widely in the region. In addition, the partners will together raise human and financial resources to achieve their respective mandates and to fulfill the objectives of the MoU.