President Aoun greeting the paramedics and martyrs on “Red Cross and Red Crescent Day”: You stand in the lines of defense to ensure the fulfillment of humanitarian obligations, and you have made duty your priority, even risking your lives in order to provide the most urgent aid to those who need it the most.
On the occasion of the 8th of May, the birthday of the Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant, which coincides with the “International Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent”, The President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, saluted the officials and volunteers of the two humanitarian organisations, saying: “Today we celebrate your courage and your achievements. You stand in the front lines of defense to ensure the fulfillment of humanitarian obligations before, during, and after the occurrence of a disaster, health crisis or conflict. You are both independent and neutral, and your main concern is to be for everyone everywhere, and you have made the humanitarian duty alone your priority, even risking your own lives in order to provide the most urgent humanitarian aid to those who need it the most.”
After, President Aoun saluted the souls of the martyr medics, who fell while at the top of their humanitarian endowment, he said: “Today, you launch your annual financial campaign, and we promised that your family, with its employees and volunteers, will remain a permanent haven in all that you seek. In sowing seeds of hope, against all odds, which are numerous, and with them the humanitarian needs are increasing.
Therefore, I turn to the Lebanese residents and the extent of the Lebanese diaspora, to contribute to this campaign, in order to enhance your resilience and continuity in fulfilling your mission, improving your services, and investing in the life and volunteer youth energies, to help the needy, in the most dangerous and difficult circumstances.