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On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, “Keeping humanity alive” The feeling of helping each other forever

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On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, “Keeping humanity alive” The feeling of helping each other forever
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Today, on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, we celebrate the humanitarian work being done around the world, both domestically and internationally. Henry Dunant, who founded the Red Cross over 160 years ago, was a pioneer in volunteerism, and his birthday, May 8th, is a day to honor his legacy. That’s why today is a day to pay tribute to the millions of volunteers and workers who work every day to protect, help and help people live healthy lives in society. As the world faces challenges such as armed conflict and violence, natural disasters, climate change-related crises, epidemics, food insecurity, and large numbers of displaced people living in some of the world’s most unstable conditions, our personal commitment to helping others continues. Our commitment remains unwavering. The red cross and red crescent emblems we wear are powerful symbols of protection for those in need during difficult times. In order to protect the volunteers and staff involved in life-saving activities, it is extremely important that the meaning of this symbol be universally recognized. In order to safely reach people in remote areas facing crisis, the spirit of neutral and impartial humanitarian assistance must not be compromised.
At a time when the world is full of issues that command public attention and resources, we are working to shine a light on forgotten crises and do our part to address them. In an era of increasing polarization, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aims to ensure that various groups, including migrants, local communities, and emergency services, are treated with dignity as human beings, based on humanitarian principles. We adhere to the spirit of “Keeping humanity alive” = helping each other in places where it is needed most.
By respecting international humanitarian law, which is a rule of war, we not only protect the humanity of people affected by crisis, but also our own humanity. Compliance with humanitarian law reflects our core values ​​and is essential to ensuring the well-being and dignity of all people in need.
Volunteers and employees of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are usually the first to rush to the scene in an emergency. They are pillars of hope in some of the most difficult situations in the corners of the world. With the spirit of helping each other in our hearts every day, we bring comfort to people who are in despair, even if it means paying a high price. On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, we pay tribute to the spirit of sacrifice and courage.
Across borders and from diverse backgrounds, the Red Cross is united in its shared commitment to humanitarian assistance. Its activities are rooted in the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. Even in the midst of darkness, each act of caring for others becomes a light of hope and promises a bright future. Our gratitude to all Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff cannot be overstated. At the same time, we express our deepest condolences to our colleagues who lost their lives while providing humanitarian assistance. With the memories of those colleagues in our hearts, the Red Cross will continue to work together as one to help people today, without forgetting the spirit of helping each other. kate forbes
Chairman, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies mercedes babe
Chairman of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Standing Committee Miriana Spoliarichi
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) More details about this release:
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