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Happy International Youth Day! Today, we celebrate the incredible potential of young people to make a difference in our world. This year's theme, Green Skills for Youth, highlights the importance of equipping young individuals with the knowledge and skills to tackle environmental challenges.

As the future stewards of our planet, young people play a crucial role in creating a sustainable and eco-friendly future. By developing green skills, such as renewable energy, conservation, sustainable agriculture, and waste management, youth can actively contribute to mitigating climate change and protecting our natural resources.

Investing in green skills for youth not only benefits the environment but also opens up new opportunities for economic growth and social development. By empowering young individuals with the knowledge and tools to address environmental issues, we can foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and green job creation.

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Disasters often strike without warning and in the past, the response to them has often been uncoordinated with several agencies duplicating each others functions in an unproductive manner. 

It is in this vein that the Nigerian Red Cross Society and stakeholders like the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs among others, met in Abuja, Nigeria on the 7th of August, 2023 at a Pre-Disaster Consultative Meeting and come up with a communique which advises the formation of a technical committee to look into the coordination and management of disasters at various levels in Nigeria.

The technical committee will 

-Gather and review all existing regulations and legal frameworks for handling disasters at National and subnational levels.

-Review all relevant ways and means of handling disasters and merge them all into a single document

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In a momentous celebration of selfless dedication and exceptional humanitarian service, Chinwe Lawrence-Uchenna, a Registered Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal 49th Award on August 1, 2023 at Reading, UK. The recognition comes in acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions as the former Health Coordinator of the Anambra state branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

The Florence Nightingale Medal, established in 1912, is one of the highest international distinctions a nurse can receive. It is awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to recognize nurses and volunteers who have displayed exceptional courage, unwavering commitment, and a profound impact on health care and humanitarian efforts. The honor is particularly significant as it is awarded only every two years to a select group of individuals worldwide.

Chinwe Lawrence-Uchenna's journey began as a dedicated volunteer with the Nigerian Red Cross Society. For years, she tirelessly worked on various health-related initiatives, providing much-needed medical aid, promoting health education, and responding to emergencies in Anambra state, Nigeria. Her unwavering commitment and compassion have left a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals in the community.

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