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Employees Criticize Red Cross's Partnership with Equinor over Oil Expansion Concerns

In a move that has stirred significant unease within the humanitarian organization, the Norwegian Red Cross's partnership agreement with Equinor, a major oil and gas company, is under scrutiny. Employees and various organizations have expressed dismay, questioning the alignment of such a collaboration with the Red Cross's mission, especially in the context of climate change impacts.
The partnership, which involves a financial support of 2 MEUR annually from 2023 to 2026, along with competency development and volunteer opportunities for Equinor employees, has been labeled as controversial. A group of 40 Red Cross employees have voiced their concerns through a letter to the leadership, highlighting the paradox of advocating for climate crisis action while partnering with a fossil fuel-dependent entity.
This collaboration has sparked a broader debate on the compatibility of humanitarian organizations engaging with industries directly contributing to the climate crisis. Critics argue that such partnerships could compromise the credibility and mission of organizations like the Red Cross, which has previously identified climate change as a significant global health threat.
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    • George Kariuki

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      It's encouraging to see employees raising their voices and holding the leadership accountable.

      • winnie nguru

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        Red Cross of everyone else knows just how much climate change affects people especially in marginalized areas. Why then should the same people choose to invest in business that will make people suffer even more? This is wrong and should be condemned

        • Markus Lutteman

          9 w

          What's next? A Red Cross collaboration with the National Rifle Association, or maybe a producer of cluster bombs?

        • johnte ndeto

          9 w

          Investing more on oil really is bad news for climate

          • Princess

            9 w

            This partnership could damage the organization's credibility and detract from its humanitarian mission.

            • Joseph Githinji

              9 w

              Such partnership might jeopardize the functions of humanitarian organizations and must be stopped at all cost.

              • walter lungayi

                9 w

                This partnership raises important questions about the alignment of humanitarian organizations with industries that contribute to climate change.

                • Gorffly mokua

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                  This is very concerning, such partnerships could compromise the credibility of organizations & their mission in promoting humanitarian work!

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