Meme celebrates World Red Cross Day, assists displaced persons

The Meme Divisional chapter of the Red Cross on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, joined its counterparts across the world in celebration of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
In Kumba, close to a hundred volunteers converged on their Divisional headquarter office at Buea Road to commemorate the day. Messages from the various speakers all centred on finding solutions to the humanitarian problems plaguing the Division.
According to their president and Divisional coordinator Prince Abel Mukete, following training received by some members on how to intervene in crisis situations, in the days ahead, their shall be visiting displaced populations to render the much needed help to them.
Other activities to mark the celebration were education and physical display of how to bandage burns, first aid of burns amongst others. Visitors were also schooled on what the Red Cross and Red Crescent are and what principles the bodies uphold.
Being an organization that is also involved in prevention of humanitarian problems, members in Meme Division equally took upon themselves to get to pastors of all churches and other spiritual leaders to take their moral responsibility and solve the ongoing crisis. According to its leader Prince Abel Mukete, the church is the only credible institution that can intervene now.
The world international Red Cross Day
The Day commemorates the bravery of Red Cross volunteers, and the diverse humanitarian services they offer in communities everywhere.
Every year around the world, the Red Crescent Movement supports millions of people affected by conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies, through its network of around 14 million volunteers and 450,000 staff.
Volunteers of this global movement are as diverse as the life-saving services they provide through 190 National Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC. This local action is supported by the global reach of IFRC, ICRC, as well as partnerships with sister societies across the world.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated every May 8 – the birth date of Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant. It recognizes the bravery and dedication of volunteers and staff members around the world.
By NGENDE ESTHER

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