Red Cross Day to be celebrated today

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is set to be celebrated across the world today, according to a media dispatch from The Gambia Red Cross Society.

The event is an annual one commemorated every 8th of May to honor and pay tribute to the founder of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movements.

According to them, The Gambia Red Cross Society will join the rest of the world to commemorate the birth of the founder of the Red Cross Movement, Jean Henry Dunant today 8th May 2019. The day is set aside as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

“Throughout 2019, we will celebrate the strength of their national network and the contribution of our staff and 12,000 volunteers through the “love.”

 “This year we will continue to broaden the public’s understanding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements by highlighting the diversity of our work in The Gambia in a way that challenges the traditional view of our Red Cross & Red Crescent Movements.”

“Our aim is to highlight how The Gambia Red Cross is addressing humanitarian challenges through original, innovative and unusual approaches.”

“We want the public to learn more about the unique and different ways that we work, in a way that engages them and arouses their curiosity.”

“This year’s campaign aims to broaden public understanding of the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements by featuring the diverse range of our work in The Gambia, and challenging the traditional view of our movement by posing the question, “what do you #love about Red Cross and Red Crescent?”

Author: Fatou Dem