|Africa Perspective - The Spirit of Kampala (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1997, 16 p.)|
International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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In the 1990s we have witnessed a grave increase in Africas need for humanitarian intervention, stemming from the continents increasingly complex socio-political challenges. The scope of disaster-related vulnerabilities continue to demand an effective use of the Red Cross and Red Crescents regional and global network of sources. In response, National Societies and the Federation Secretariat have jointly undertaken resource sharing, cooperation and promotion of open dialogue on common problems and workable solutions.
The National Societies of Africa continue to demonstrate their determination to persevere through crises and possess a new sense of ownership, ingenuity and force to face Africas humanitarian problems. The Federation Secretariat has committed itself to create a flexible operations system to enable it to effectively support Africas dynamics of change. Together, as we face day-to-day and long-term needs, we recognise the necessity to work effectively as a Federation.
Africa Perspective is a brief overview of the Federation Secretariats strategies to best support and accommodate Africas patterns of change.
Under Secretary General
Disaster Response and Operations Coordination