activities
Basis
The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) is inseparable part of the large Red Cross and Red Crescent family, called the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, united by its mission to help the people in need no matter of their sex, age, religion, political beliefs or ethnicity.

As an equal member of the International Movement, the BRC has always contributed to its unity and successful humanitarian activities in the spirit of its Fundamental Principles and solidarity.The international cooperation of the BRC supports the capacity building of the organization for a better performance towards its mission. We are bringing in our organization good practices and expertise from abroad; we participate in the RC Movements'' initiatives targeting global, European and transborder problems; we plan and implement different social and health programs and projects, financed by our sister National Societies, we mobilize international support in disaster situations in Bulgaria and we are looking for grants to help vulnerable groups in our country. We the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the BRC helps relatives separated by war, disaster, social or health reasons to reestablish their contact again, no matter in which part of the world they are.BRC is also providing support to other National Societies who need it. We have carried on humanitarian actions for the refugees in Kosovo during the crisis as well as for the people suffering of the disasters in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania.

In 2005 BRC has also collected funds and provided support to the victims of tzunami in Asia.

In 2006-2007 BRC experts supported the National Societies of Romania and Moldova in disaster situation, as we as the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in its participatory community development projects.

The cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross is of great importance, in the areas of Dissemination of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Restoring Family Links.The BRC as a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) invests a great effort in dissemination of the Humanitarian Principles and Values of the Movement, Disaster Preparedness and Response as well as Health and Care activities.The Bulgarian Red Cross also actively participates in the international forums of the Movement.

Such is the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, where the National Societies, ICRC, IFRC participate together with representatives of their Governments. Smaller in their scale are the forums such as the European Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Balkan Conference of the Red Cross National Societies in the region and others.

On 25-27 June 2008, the Bulgarian Red Cross hosted the XVI Balkan Conference in Sofia. More then 50 participants from the Balkan National Societies, ICRC, International Federation, and other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies participated in the Conference.