Noor and the Lithuanian Red Cross Society have executed a memorandum of cooperation based upon which Noor will provide continuous legal advisory and assistance to the Red Cross on various legal matters.
The Lithuanian Red Cross Society is a state-run humanitarian aid agency, which aims to protect human life and dignity, alleviate human suffering and provide assistance to people in need in Lithuania and abroad. The main areas of the organization’s activities are caring for lonely seniors, assistance to people with disabilities and their families, first aid training, humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in Lithuania, and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.
“The last few years have been challenging for the Lithuanian Red Cross, and the country as a whole, as we have overcome several crises and have grown stronger and bigger as an organization,” LRC Society Head Kristina Meide said. “We are now more active than ever with new activities, strengthening our programs, and wanting to help even more people. However, almost all humanitarian organizations face legal obstacles and regulatory challenges in their operations. This can also lead to delays in aid. While we are grateful to Noor’s legal professionals for their support and legal advice, we welcome the partnership established by this memorandum of understanding and the opportunity to now focus more effectively on our organization’s core objectives and mission.”
Organizations like the Red Cross are “not only required to be transparent and report to the public but also to actively respond to changes in the world,” Noor Managing Partner Giedrius Murauskas added. “The unstable situation in our region, government decisions, and new procedures often mean a lot of legal issues that are not always easy to resolve. Among other things, such organizations are expected to be active in the legislative field.”