Event at the Pakistani Embassy in Berlin
The Pakistani Embassy in Berlin Organized a Meeting with the Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent SocietySeptember 14th, 2015
On Tuesday, September 8th, the Pakistani Embassy in Berlin organized a meeting with Dr. Saeed Ellahi, the Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. The meeting took place at the Embassy Dr. Ellahi briefed the audience on the functioning and ongoing projects of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is a statutory body constituted and governed by an “Act of Parliament”. It was founded in Pakistan on December 20th 1947 by an Order called “The Pakistan Red Cross Order” issued by Quaid-e-Azam, as Governor General of Pakistan and Founding President of the Society.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society is part of an ‘International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’ which has three components: International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) dealing with Disaster Response and Health Services, Organizational Development and Dissemination of Humanitarian Values, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), dealing with conflict, prisoners of war and Geneva Conventions, and National Societies. Pakistan Red Crescent Society became part of the ICRC on July 21st 1948 and was admitted as member of IFRC on August 18th 1948.
The mission of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society is to “alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable population by mobilizing the power of humanity” and one of its latest projects involved helping families affected by the monsoon floods in Pakistan
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Alice Zhubanova, Berlin Global