The Gambia Crimson Cross Society (GRCS) on Saturday eighth Could 2021 celebrated World Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent Days at its Headquarters in Kanifing.
The day is devoted to workers and volunteers of the Worldwide Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent Motion which can be reaching and supporting individuals affected by COVID-19. It is usually meant to encourage, facilitate and in addition promote all humanitarian actions which can be carried out by the Crimson Cross Motion.
The theme for this 12 months’s celebration is ‘Unstoppable’.
Jato Sillah, president The Gambia Crimson Cross Society stated this 12 months’s theme carries a particular message as a result of ‘collectively our dedication to make the world a safer and extra peaceable place is unstoppable.’
He added that Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent volunteers and workers know that change to the world lies inside individuals and communities, noting that they work day by day to make sure communities have the data and means to guard themselves, cut back their danger, and dwell safely and with dignity.
He additional stated that in addition they take the lead in responding to all emergencies in humanitarian contexts.
He thanked volunteers throughout the globe that give their time and apply their expertise to make their communities safer, extra resilient, and extra inclusive.
He additionally inspired volunteers and workers to maintain the momentum by volunteering new expertise to communities.
“It solely takes easy acts of kindness and volunteerism to rework lives and small gestures could make a world of a distinction”, he acknowledged whereas encouraging these becoming a member of the Crimson Cross motion to be brokers of optimistic affect of their communities.
Mr. Sillah famous that humanitarian points the world faces can solely be solved by people who find themselves passionate and decided to return collectively to alleviate human struggling.
Alasan Senghore, secretary basic GRCS stated all through their interventions, volunteers and workers of Crimson Cross proceed to play an integral position of their programmes with a lot dedication, dedication and enthusiasm.
He highlighted that they’re unstoppable on the subject of assuaging human struggling, constructing resilient communities, and attending to onerous to achieve communities to enhance lives and livelihood of individuals.
He famous that Gambia Crimson Cross volunteers have been delivering companies underneath troublesome and important circumstance in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and due to this fact thanked them for his or her companies.
He stated amongst their achievements in the course of the Covid-19 response embrace fumigation, sensitisation, protected and dignified burials, contribution to stopping the chain of transmission, provision of hand washing stations, provision of ambulances assigned to deal with switch of complicated circumstances, provision of money assist to weak households, amongst others.
“We imagine in catastrophe administration continuum course of”, he stated, including that pandemics and disasters will proceed to happen in future.
SG Senghore thanked all their benefactors and companions who supported them in the course of the pandemic in making certain they can ship what is predicted. He additionally thanked volunteers who risked their lives and that of their households every day in delivering companies in the course of the pandemic.
He additional stated that they aren’t solely delivering underneath Covid-19 but in addition growth and humanitarian companies.
Isatou M. Bah, Gender and Variety Focal Level stated they reply primarily based on wants however within the course of, issue gender and variety that’s key in humanitarian response.
She described volunteers’ position as very important in making certain nobody is left behind, saying The Gambia Crimson Cross Society’s operation is past first support and catastrophe response.
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