What has been the impact of the Seville agreement on Red Cross and Red Crescent efforts to help the most vulnerable by promising to change the way the movement works together? Another type of challenge came to Russia. As stated in the 2001 report, “the size of the Russian Federation and the diversity of humanitarian needs in the country required a tailor-made approach that departed from the strict implementation of the agreement, while respecting its main concepts and objectives”. The result was a letter of understanding between the Russian Red Cross, the ICRC and the Federation. 5.8.1 In order to maintain a coherent approach between the components that preserves the unity and independence of the movement, a national society wishing to conclude a cooperation agreement with a special Agency of the United Nations informs the Federation and/or the ICRC. 5.5.1 If, following a change in circumstances, responsibility for the management and coordination of an International Assistance operation is delegated by the ICRC or the Federation in accordance with the relevant articles of this Agreement, the established governing agency, in agreement with the operating national company and in consultation with the participating national societies, shall entrust all appropriate measures; In order to ensure an efficient and smooth transfer of the management and implementation of the new international assistance operation by the lead component. (d) The term “immediate consequences of a conflict” also applies to situations in which the victims of a conflict are in the territory of a State that is not a party to a conflict or internal conflict, in particular after a large movement of refugees. This showed that the Seville Agreement was flexible. A single agency approach would have ignored the realities…