Units are local divisions of the Maldivian Red Crescent formed with the objective of ensuring that the National Society’s activities including programmes and services are extended throughout the entire country especially through community mobilisation and engagement. Units shall not be constituted as separate legal entities.
Each Unit is responsible primarily to the Governing Board and secondly to the Unit Board. The Governing Board grants the delegation to the Unit Board regarding governing and directing of the Unit and overseeing of the Unit management
Units may be recognised at the discretion of and by the Governing Board defining the territory allotted to each Unit and delegating such responsibility as it deems fit for the organisation of the Maldivian Red Crescent and its activities in local areas, at the recommendation of the Secretary General based on the interest of the respective community to form a Unit, and having met the following conditions:
- Registered Active Members residing in the territory for the proposed Unit is not less than twenty (20)
- A pool of volunteers interested to carry out Maldivian Red Crescent’s activities and services are active in the territory for the proposed Unit
- No more than one Unit shall be recognised by the Governing Board for any physical island. However, if a physical island is divided to two or more administrative islands each with its own Island Council (elected for local governance), a separate Unit may be recognized in each such administrative section of the respective island as stipulated in the Rules of Procedures.