Central Equatoria State, National, News

Yei celebrates World Red Cross Day

By James Innocent


South Sudan Red Cross and Red Crescent commemorated the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in Yei River County, Central Equatoria State, with the theme “Keeping Humanity Alive.”

The event brought together over 1,000 participants at Yei Freedom Square to celebrate the important day.

Dr. John Wani, a representative from the South Sudan Red Cross, stated that the Red Cross and Red Crescent Day marks the world’s largest humanitarian network, created more than 160 years ago.

The network is made up of volunteers and staff working closely with people in need of humanitarian assistance.

South Sudan Red Cross Society is a member of the movement and a humanitarian volunteer-based national society currently with more than 17,000 volunteers, 230 staff, and hundreds of board members.

It has 21 branches covering the entire Republic of South Sudan, with Yei being one of them.

“The spirit of volunteerism and humanity makes the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement committed to providing humanitarian services to people in need, particularly those affected by conflicts and natural disasters, including health-related emergencies,” Dr. Wani said.

“The Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff respond in different humanitarian emergency situations worldwide, assisting millions of people in need in the last 10 years.”

Dr. Wani added that the South Sudan Red Cross volunteers and staff have responded to provide humanitarian assistance in many disaster situations, including armed conflicts, inter-community violence, floods, and health emergencies.


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