The Pakistan Red Crescent Society is celebrating the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on Saturday to pay tribute to its staff and volunteers for their services towards communities amid highly challenging situations due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Movement is comprised of 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with 160,000 local branches and around 14 million volunteers worldwide, the ICRC, and the IFRC.
It’s estimated that one in every 636 people in the world is a Red Cross or Red Crescent volunteer.
PRCS Chairman paid tributes to the volunteers and staff of the PRCS who, he said, have done a remarkable job, especially during the pandemic.
He said the PRCS has taken plenty of initiatives to contain coronavirus as well as educate the masses about how to avoid contracting the infection since the outbreak early last year.
He said among some larger-than-life initiatives taken by the PRCS are the launch of Corona Muhafiz Response Campaign, Agahi Helpline and the establishment of Red Crescent Corona Care Hospital in Rawalpindi, Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Center.
“All this was made possible only due to dedication and commitment of the PRCS staff and volunteers,” he said, and also paid tribute to the healthcare workers and personnel of law enforcement agencies who have been working day and night to serve the humanity across country.
“PRCS volunteers and staff know that the power to change the world lies within people and communities.