Red Cross Reinstates Commitment To Service To Humanity, Marks Int'l Day | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-05-04 20:24:14

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ABUJA - The Nigerian Red Cross Society has reinstated its commitment toward touching lives and restoring hopes of victims of disaster and those in distress in the interest of humanity.

The President of the Association, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga, stated this while addressing journalists during a press conference to mark the 2024 World Red Cross Day.

He said the association would not relent its humanitarian services by giving hope to the hopeless and voice to the voiceless.

Oluyemisi charged the volunteers to recommit themselves to the principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence. He enjoined them to continue to stand in solidarity with those affected by conflict, disaster, and crisis.

According to the President, We gather here today to share the optimal values and power of humanitarian service as the NRCS is set to celebrate the power of our collective efforts at impacting on the citizenry. The theme of this year's celebration is "Keeping Humanity Alive". it resonates deeply, as we reflect on the countless lives touched, the hope restored, and the resilience empowered through our work.

" In a world where crises and conflicts continue to unfold with overwhelming personal burdens, it is easy to feel apathetic against volunteering for humanity. Yet, we stand here today as a testament to the spirit of human capacity for compassion, kindness, and generosity. We are the messengers of hope, the beacons of light in the darkest moments.

"In the course of our commitment, we have witnessed the worst of brutality to humanity, but we also have seen the very best in human kindness. Strangers have become united into single family, great community efforts in resilience have been observed with individuals rising above adversity. We've seen humanity at its most vulnerable, despairing, and yet most resilient states.

"As we celebrate the 2024 World Red Cross Day, we honour the unsung heroes, the volunteers, the staff, and the supporters who embody and imbibe the Red Cross spirit. We recognize the tireless efforts, the selfless acts, and the unwavering dedication to our shared visions.

"We most humbly remember those who have paid the supreme price in active service - may their souls rest in peace.

"Let us recommit ourselves to the principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence. Let us continue to stand in solidarity with those affected by conflict, disaster, and crisis. Let us amplify the voices of the vulnerable and marginalized.

"Humanity is alive and must be kept alive in each of us for the world to be in peace and harmony. It's alive in every act of kindness, every gesture of empathy, and every effort to make a difference. Let us keep shining a light on the humanity that connects us all.

"Join the Red Cross today in support of humanity. Let us amplify the voices of the vulnerable and marginalized."

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