Secretary general of Red Cross, Red Crescent visits Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies Elhadj As Sy on Monday visited the Gaza Strip.Sy was hosted at the headquarters of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza City where he was briefed by chairman Younis al-Khatib and general manager Khalid Judah on the services the Palestinian Red Cross provides in the war-torn coastal enclave.The guest then had a tour across the Gaza Strip which included Beit Hanoun, Jabaliya and al-Shujaiyya in the north as well as al-Zanna in Khan Younis in the south.

He saw firsthand the rubble of buildings and neighborhoods destroyed by Israeli airstrikes and artillery attacks during the 51-day military offensive last summer. He also learned about the services the Red Crescent’s mental health department provides to children who were left homeless after the war.Sy applauded the Red Crescent in Gaza for the humanitarian and social services they provide to the Gaza population especially children and elderly people. He maintained that societies should renounce all aspects of violence against all social groups.
(Source / 08.06.2015)

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *