Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and all Red Crescent societies/authorities in the Gulf countries have celebrated the GCC Red Crescent Day, as an embodiment of the spirit of integration and unity among them, under the umbrella of the Secretariat-General of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).Last updated: October 29 2020 11:18 PM
"QRCS’s celebration of this day is a further demonstration of its prestigious position as a regionally and internationally active humanitarian organisation with an unrivalled track record in different fields of relief and development work both locally and globally.
It reflects QRCS’s openness to co-operation with other components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, towards its ultimate humanitarian goal of saving lives and preserving dignity," QRCS said in a statement yesterday.
The ceremony recognised the efforts and sacrifices of QRCS’s volunteers to serve their community and contribute to comprehensive development. During the Covid-19 outbreak, the volunteers played a "remarkably heroic role in protecting everyone who lives in Qatar against the pandemic with utmost dedication and proactivity", the statement added.
At a ceremony held to celebrate the occasion, QRCS secretary-general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi said the day was a representation of the spirit of unity and interconnection among GCC volunteers. “It is the product of years of hard work and planning by the GCC Red Crescent Top Officials' Committee and its volunteering and media subcommittees,” he noted.
The celebration was attended by by top QRCS officials, staff members and volunteers.
“I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm QRCS’s commitment to its humanitarian mission, both in the GCC region and beyond,” al-Hammadi added. “We hope this celebration will usher in stronger solidarity among the GCC Red Crescent societies/authorities to serve humanity everywhere, inspired by a sense of benevolence, compassion and integrity."