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April 14, 2019

Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) has always been at the forefront of the international relief appeals,” the society’s general secretary Dr. Fawzi Amin has said.

Based on generous support and guidance from the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Government, the first humanitarian aid by the society was provided to Turkey in 1971, he added.

“It also paid aid to Philippines and Pakistan, rebuilt schools after Tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand, provide medical equipment to 20 health centers in Sudan, built schools for Syrian refugees in Gaza and Zaatari refugee camp and established eye hospital in Somalia in cooperation with the Royal Charity Organization,” he said at the Al-Awadhiya Majlis as part of society’s keenness to strengthen ties with charity entities.

BRCS is keen on boosting Bahrain’s presence and international relief assistance through the latest initiative “Bahraini Humanitarian Alliance” launched to share responsibility to take humanitarian action to the vulnerable and victims of disasters and conflicts anywhere.

Dr. Fawzi noted the partnership of Islamic associations is involved in providing aids to the vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza, the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as well as cooperating with Bahraini associations and volunteer teams to raise health and environmental awareness.

The BRCS has undergone a noticeable evolution in developing its financial resources and seeking sustainable sources of income to fulfill BRCS responsibility in providing humanitarian services. Currently, BRCS is distributing Ramadan assistance for about 4,000 needy families and allocating monthly alimony for more than 400 families.

Dr. Fawzi pointed out that BRCS is committed to provide new volunteers to join the society and expand their skills, integrating them into humanitarian projects and encouraging them to interact with their counterparts in the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement around the world through their participation in conferences, camps and related courses abroad.