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Torit hosts World Red Cross Day celebrations


SSRC [Press Release]

Torit town will on Tuesday, 08th May, host the celebrations of the World Red Cross Red Crescent Day 2018. The Red Cross leaders in South Sudan will join the celebrations. Government officials in Torit are also expected to join the celebrations. On this day, the South Sudan Red Cross is joining a global celebration of the work and bravery of Red Cross volunteers, and the diverse humanitarian services they offer in communities under the theme: “Everywhere for everyone”

“Our volunteers live in the communities they support, from the smallest and most remote villages to the largest cities,” said John Lobor, SSRC Secretary General. “Tomorrow is when the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comes together to thank our volunteers who give their time and their expertise here in South Sudan and all over the world.” John adds.

The South Sudan Red Cross reaches thousands of people every year with a diverse range of services tailored to local needs. From health, water and sanitation to protection and disaster management, it helps people to prepare for, cope with, and recover from crises.

Every year, around the world, the Red Cross Movement supports many millions of people affected by conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies, through its network of around 14 million volunteers and 450,000 staff around the world.

Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are as diverse as the life-saving services they provide through 191 National Societies worldwide. This local action is supported by the global reach of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as partnerships with sister National Societies across the world.

“Whatever you are living through – a natural disaster, a health crisis, the effects of conflict or violence – we are here to support you,” Secretary General, John Lobor said.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated every 8 May – the birthdate of the Movement’s founder Henry Dunant. It recognizes the bravery and dedication of volunteers and staff members around the world.



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