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At ICRC Bangkok - through our Regional Delegation covering the Mekong sub-region, Regional Policy Resource Network and emerging Multifunctional Hub to support our presence in the Asia-Pacific Region, we have a regional identity based on the following axes; namely Prevention, Humanitarian Action and Sustainable Impact, with Innovation and Partnerships at the heart of our strategy.
Based on operational evidence, experience, and expertise, we seek ways to contribute to the development of shock-resistant and crisis-effective systems as well as to help vulnerable people regain their autonomy and dignity everywhere needed. We strive to engage key stakeholders at all levels to exchange on contemporary challenges exacerbating social fragilities and work together on common priorities (e.g. culture of prevention; water/food management security; value-chain modeling in complex environments; sustainable financing in protracted crisis; mine action, disability and social inclusion).
Although our action is driven by humanitarian needs, in the Asia and the Pacific we are closely watching the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2030. Looking into the future, sustainable development is a fundamental guiding principle for how we deliver aid - in coordination with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement - and engage key players at local, national and regional levels to exchange on cross-cutting issues of mutual interest requiring sophisticated solutions.
Partnerships between diverse stakeholders are indeed crucial in a world facing increasingly complex and protracted humanitarian situations. Given the interconnection of the relationship between humanitarian action, development, peace, as well as the environment, assisting and protecting people towards their resilience requires better cooperation amongst communities and duty bearers at all levels. Whether it is coordinating to address a massive disaster or agreeing on an international resolution to take a stand against a specific crisis, no single State nor humanitarian entity can face the enormous challenges of the globalized world alone. While for international organizations and non-governmental organizations, this means working with States and relevant authorities; for donors or private stakeholders, this means that their money, material contribution or services, need to arrive to the right place, in the right way, and at the right time in order to be effective.
In support of our traditional action to ensure basic rights and access to essential services, at ICRC Bangkok we are doing our best to develop innovative approaches in areas - to name a few - such as cross countries or regions logistics’ connections; information and communication technology including virtual reality technology; and a bridge role of neutral intermediary to support South-South cooperation on issues of common interest.
With our large network along the globe aiming at a conducive humanitarian operating environment, we make the best of our confidential dialogue with authorities as well as non-state armed groups, continuous interactions with communities and presence in the field - from urban centers to remote areas - to place humanitarian operations, policies and the law at the service of innovative projects, exchanges and partnerships for fragile communities.