Operation Mercy is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2014.
Operation Mercy strongly supports the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).
We are a signatory to the Federation of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society's principles of conduct. Therefore:
- The Humanitarian imperative comes first.
- Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
- Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
- We shall endeavour not to act as instruments of government foreign policy.
- We shall respect culture and custom.
- We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
- Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
- Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
- We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
- In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognise disaster victims as dignified humans, not hopeless objects
For more details see: http://www.ifrc.org/publicat/conduct/code.asp