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International Federation mourns loss of Kuwait Red Crescent Chairman

Publié: 20 mai 2014 9:35 CET

By Raefah Makki

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement lost a few days ago the Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Society Mr Barjas Al –Barjas, a key humanitarian and media figure in Kuwait and the region. Mr Al Barjas is one of the founders of the Red Crescent Society and the head of its board of directors since 1994.

For his achievements and contributions to the humanitarian work in Kuwait and the region, Mr Al Barjas has received numerous awards and has been honored at the Statutory meetings in Sydney, Australia in November 2013 to receive the Henry Dunant medal for outstanding humanitarian service by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Mr Al Barjas has given an outstanding support to the Middle East and North Africa Zone and contributed with the National Society to improving the lives of vulnerable groups affected by different conflict and crisis in the region. For that, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) honored in February Mr Al Barjas a medal in recognition of his pioneering humanitarian role at the international and regional levels. Kwait Red Crescent Director General Abdulrahman Al-Awan received the medal on behalf of Al-Barjas in a ceremony held on the second and final day of the IFRC-MENA consultative meeting held in Tunis.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies expresses its support and condolences to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the family of Mr Al Barjas.

Mr Al Barjas was born in 1931 in the city of Jahra on January 1931 and holds a diploma in hospital management from London and a Diploma notification from the United States. He has also served as Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Kuwait News Agency KUNA in the period between 1976 and 1992, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Assistant in 1964 and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in 1974.




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La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.