Red Cross volunteers trained in Western Lakes State

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

At least 50 Red Cross volunteers have been trained on emergency response in Western Lakes State.

Daniel Dut Mading, South Sudan Red Cross communication officer told Juba Monitor that they wanted to educate civil population on their roles.

He said they wanted to educate the new volunteers about the core values and principles of the Red Cross Society in the country.

Chagai Chuei Majok, one of the volunteers said they were trained on how to provide services in a conflict zone.

We were trained on how to evacuate wounded people as well as people affected by natural calamities like flood emergency and other aspects,” he said.

She was impressed by the significant role being played by Red Cross Society in serving lives of South Sudanese during the conflict.

Ms. Chagai appealed to other humanitarian organizations to provide clean water and medical support to the county and rural areas.

Chagai Chuei urged county authorities to provide land for South Sudan Red Cross to establish office for their daily activities closer to the people and be useful to local citizens she stressed.

County Executive Director Marop Makoi Marial who represented the commissioner Eastern Bahr Naam County hailed the Red Cross South Sudan for their humanitarian work in the country.

Marial called on other development partners to support grassroots peace initiative already achieved in Eastern Bahr Naam County.

He said it was important to maintain peace among the civil population living in greater Lakes State.

“Western Lakes State need to live together with neighboring states of Gok and Eastern Lakes because having peace in one locality will not make it complete but total peace can enable local authorities to work on development programs,” Marial stressed.

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