The Ministry of the Interior celebrated the International Day of Civil Defence, in the presence of a number of officials and officers of the ministry, as well as representatives of companies and related institutions and several school students.
This year's celebration was held under the theme "Children's safety, our responsibility." During the ceremony, the General Directorate of Civil Defence highlighted its efforts in fighting fires and accidents, raising awareness about civil safety rules, and continuing training in evacuation while ensuring the highest standards of safety and security in the face of natural and human accidents.
Director of the General Directorate of Civil Defence, Brig. Hamad Othman al-Duhaimi said that the Ministry of the Interior takes pride in its human resources, equipment and modern management techniques that are capable of protecting the country's capabilities and its current and future projects, noting the efforts of the State in developing this sector. Al-Duhaimi commended the country's leadership for its commitment to the safety and security of people, and for its support to the civil defense department. He also praised workers in civil defense, saying they put their life on the line each day to ensure the safety of people.
The International Civil Defence Organisation issued a statement to mark the occasion. In it, it said that "in the recent years, numerous natural and man-made disasters have struck the world. While acknowledging the extensive, frequent and damaging consequences of natural disasters, man-made disasters are no less destructive; in fact, nowadays, witnessing the catastrophic aftermaths of wars and economic stagnations."