CRC is a community-based mass organization. It functions through an executive committee with 22 members representing the different Chin communities in Delhi: Hakha, Falam, Matupi, Zomi, Cho, Khumi, Mara , Zo tung, Burma Mizo, etc. The committee members are elected every two years during the CRC conference. CRC also has an trustee Board comprising 8 members chosen during the same conference. Executive committee members work voluntarily.
Background: CRC Delhi was established on 14 January, 1996 by Chin people coming to Delhi fleeing from persecution in Burma. Since then, CRC has worked to address problems faced by Chin refugees and asylum seekers in Delhi.
CRC was initially established to address humanitarian issues, welfare (education, health, relief), security (counseling, legal assistance), and development of Chin refugees living in Delhi, the situation in Delhi has compelled CRC to get increasingly involved in advocating for the rights of the Chin refugees in Delhi. CRC has been instrumental in approaching UNHCR, the Government of India (GOI), and a variety of relevant agencies to address the living conditions of the Chin refugees in Delhi.
CRC also give in cash Rs. 1000 to 1500 for those who are hospitalized for serious sickness. Moreover CRC has provided survival assistant for very needy refugees’ family from since 2005 to early 2012.
Specific objectives are:
1. look into the affairs and the conduct of the Chin Community;
2. To give relief and assistance in the areas of health, education and development to Chin refugees in Delhi;
3. To bring international attention to the situation of Chin refugees;
4. To advocate for legal and financial assistance for refugees from the UNHCR