BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
SOLOMON Islands Red Cross yesterday celebrated the World Red Cross day aimed at highlighting the work of the movement right across the World in doing humanitarian service to people.
The theme for this year’s celebration reads “Together we are unstoppable.” The event falls 8th May every year and is celebrated Worldwide.
Dr Paul Bosawai Popora speaking at the event said the theme highlights the work the National Society continues to do at this time.
“The core of the celebration, however, is focused on highlighting the work of the Red Cross Movement right across the world,” Popora said.
He said Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are supporting this process in more than 192 countries, from the largest cities to the most remote and hard to reach communities and reminding people that the power of humanity is unstoppable.
“Today, is an important occasion of this global humanitarian society, especially we are gathered to mark the founding of the Red Cross Movement and also gathered to celebrate the life of the founding father of Red Cross -Henry Dunant
“Today across the globe, friends supporters of red cross gathered to mark what the society did and aims to do to save and protect lives. It is the tradition of Red Cross to celebrate under a theme and this year our theme is “Together we are Unstoppable,” Popora said.
He said at this unprecedented moment in history, especially with COVID-19, the Solomon Islands Red Cross continue to ensure people receive the humanitarian assistance they need.
General Secretary of Solomon Islands Red cross Clement Manuri said as a highlight in the World Red Cross Day event theme, Together, we are Unstoppable,” the National Society and its hardworking staff, volunteers and members will remain committed in their work serving humanity in the Solomon Islands.
Manuri said the National Society will continue to ensure its collaboration with the government and partners is maintained into the future, an important aspect in its work of serving humanity.
“May I take this moment to thank all our hardworking staff, volunteers ad members throughout the country who continue to be at the forefront of every activity the Red Cross does in the country.
Indeed, many of our volunteers have put their lives on the line for the course of serving humanity during this pandemic, Something the National Society highly regards and is so thankful for,” he said.
The event was celebrated at SMI, Town ground in Honiara yesterday.