Seven Fundamental Pricinples

English Version

1. HUMANITY
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all people.

2. IMPARTIALITY
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

3. NEUTRALITY
In order to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

4. INDEPENDENCE
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the movement.

5. VOLUNTARY SERVICE
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

6. UNITY
There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

7. UNIVERSALITY
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

Pidgin Version

1. PASIN HALIVIM, LUKAUTIM NA RISPEK LONG LAIF
Wok bilong Red Kross i bin kirap wantaim wanpela bikpela tingting long halivim ol man husait i kisim bagarap long taim bilong wo. Long olgeta hap bilong graun Red Kross i go pas long traim daunim ol bagarap i bungim ol pipol. Em i wok strong long kamapim gutpela sindaun bai ol pipol i mas luksave long wanwan na wok bung wantaim bai belisi i ken stap namel long ol pipol oltaim.

2. LAIKIM OLGETA LAIN LONG WANKAIN PASIN
Pasin bilong bagarapim wanpela na narapela ino stap lo Red Kross Muvmen. Red Kross ino save givim halivim long wanpela kain lain tasol. Maski yu bilong wanem kantri, lotu, kala skin, tokples o politikol pati, Red Kross i sanap strong long mekim wok bilong em long daunim hevi na givim halivim long olgeta manmeri husait i kisim bagarap long taim nogut. Na husait manmeri i karim bikpela hevi tumas, em Red Kross i save halivim ol pastaim.

3. STAP NAMEL LAIN
Inap nau olgeta Kantri na Gavman i luksave na bilip lo Red Kross, bikos em i wok long halivim olgeta kain pipol i painim hevi. Na Red Kross i tambuim ol manmeri long lukdaun long wanpela lain pipol bikos Red Kross ino sanap makim lotu, ples, gavman, skin kala o narapel kain save long mekim wok bilong em.

4. MUVMEN I SANAP LONG STRONG BILONG EM YET
Red Kross em i wanpela independen oganaiseisen. Ol Nesinal Sosaiti (han bilong muvmen) i save bihainim lo bilong gavman bilong wanwan kantri we em istap long en. Red Kross i save givim han long gutpela sevis we gavman i kirapim bilong helpim ol manmeri taim ol i bungim bikpela hevi. Tasol oltaim Nesinel Sosaiti i mas stap fri na sanap strong long bihainim as tingting bilong Red Kross Muvmen.

5. MEKIM WOK HALIVIM LONG LAIK BILONG WANWAN
Red Kross em i wanpela volunteru oganaiseisen i save wok long daunim hevi bilong ol manmeri. Ol wokman na meri i no save askim pe long sevis ol i save givim. Na ol i no gat strongpela tingting long painim winmoni o bekim long hatwok bilong ol.

6. WOK BUNG WANTAIM
Long wanwan Kantri imas igat wanpela Red Kross or Red Kresent Sosaiti tasol iken istap. Na dispela han bilong Red Kross Muvmen em i bilong olgeta manmeri. Em imas wok long olgeta hap bilong kantri long halivim ol manmeri husait i painim hevi o kisim bagarap.

7. ISTAP LONG OLGETA HAP BILONG GRAUN
Red Kross na Red Kresent Muvmen istap long olgeta hap long graun, we olgeta Nesinal Sosaiti igat wankain as tingting na wankain wok long halivim wanpela na narapela.