BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE Solomon Islands Red Cross continues to support authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic says Dr Paul Bosawai Popora.
Popora echoed this at the commemoration of World Red Cross Day in Honiara.
He said at this unprecedented moment in history, especially with COVID-19, the Solomon Islands Red Cross continues to ensure people receive the humanitarian assistance they need.
“COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis. But global solidarity and global kindness will help the world to survive this pandemic and help it to thrive again after wards,” Popora said.
General Secretary of Solomon Islands Redcross Clement Manuri said in Solomon Islands the National Society continue to work to support the government in the humanitarian field. The national Society volunteers continue to extend the work of the Red Cross movement into their own communities.
“The act of kindness is shown even during this pandemic. Our volunteers continue to be active in being part of the national efforts directed at fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” Manuri said.
He said as evident in the current global economic environment under the pressure of the COVIVD-19 pandemic, the private sector has been greatly hit.
“Truly, the pandemic has caused immense difficulties even for the private sector. It is on this regard that the National society applauds your generosity in continuing to provide support to our work. Your involvement during this hard time speaks volume of your heart, passion and commitment assist the vulnerable in our society and make our communities a little safer,” Manuri said.