IFRC Secretary General praises the work of the Mexican Red Cross in its 105th Anniversary

Publié: 20 octobre 2015 5:30 CET

Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), attended commemorative activities for 105 years of humanitarian action by the Mexican Red Cross.

He took the opportunity to not only congratulate the Mexican Red Cross on behalf of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies around the world, but to also internationally highlight the key role played by the Mexican Red Cross to channel Mexicans’ solidarity efforts towards other nations affected by disasters.

He also praised the work of the more than 43,000 Mexican Red Cross volunteers and many others who, with their bravery and commitment, fulfil the mission, in all corners of Mexico, of saving people’s lives regardless of race, religion, or country of origin.

For 105 years, the Mexican Red Cross has served Mexican people in times of need, often under circumstances when no one else could have helped. Across the country and for many decades, the Mexican Red Cross has been committed to health services for communities, ambulance services, humanitarian assistance during natural disasters, blood donations to save lives, and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities via the Red Cross.

The Mexican Red Cross is present whether assisting with basic health services to vulnerable displaced people at the Guatemalan border, supporting with winter supplies indigenous communities at Sierra Tarahumara, or providing support to save residents’ lives and communities around the globe. The Mexican Red Cross is present today and will be tomorrow, in order to provide neutral and independent humanitarian response.