Red Cross expresses concern over the misuse of the Red Cross emblem

Red Cross expresses concern over the misuse of the Red Cross emblem

Nepal Red Cross Society expresses serious concern over the use of the logo of Red Cross Society of China in the imported commercial materials from China. It was found that in addition to relief materials received from china to the earthquake affected population, other commercial supplies were marked with the Red Cross logo that do not appear in the NRCS consignment. Such use of the Red Cross logo is clearly a misuse of the emblem and the NRCS requests the concerned authority for further investigation.

NCell, a private company, has already accepted that those materials belonged to the company. Likewise, ZTE HK company, the supplier to NCell, has also released a press note. Components of the international Red Cross Movement are gathering further information on the case.

According to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the Components of the Red Cross Movement are entitled to use the Red Cross emblem for indicative and protective purpose while carrying out its humanitarian activities. Indicative and protective value of the emblem cover RC personnel, vehicles, buildings and materials. We make an appeal to all to help us to ensure proper use of the Red Cross emblem that indicates independent, humanitarian, impartial and neutral services to be carried out by the Red Cross Movement.