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Promoting Solidarity for Displaced Communities on World Refugee Day

Abuja, [22/06/2023] – The Nigerian Red Cross Society joins the global community in observing World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges faced by millions of refugees worldwide and acknowledging their resilience, courage, and contributions. It is a time to reflect upon the plight of forcibly displaced individuals and to stand in solidarity with them, offering support, compassion, and hope.
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), an unprecedented 82.4 million people are forcibly displaced, including refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. These individuals have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, violence, or human rights violations.
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Turkey-Syria Appeal

The Nigerian Red Cross society (NRCS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as an auxiliary to the Government in Humanitarian Services. The Act empowers the Society to support the Government in response to disasters, emergencies in the implementation of the  Geneva convention and its additional protocols which the Government of the Federation has acceded to. In 1961, following the official recognition by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Nigerian Red Cross Society became 86th member Nation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

“Like hundreds of thousands of other people in South-Eastern Türkey I was fast asleep when the world started to shake. The floor and the walls were shaking, bending, and as we ran down the three floors to the street our only thought was to get far, far away from buildings. “These are the exact words of a survivor of what is now called the worst Earthquake in Turkey’s history.

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Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga emerges President of the Nigerian Red Cross

After at least 7 hours of a meticulous screening procedure and then a round of voting, Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga has emerged the President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Nigeria’s largest Humanitarian Organization. Prince Adeaga was elected alongside other National Officers and Advisers such as his deputy, Barrister Zubair Umar who was elected National Vice President. Prince Adeaga who promised to do his best to uplift the Nigerian Red Cross shortly took his oath of office alongside other National Officers and Advisers of the Nigeria Red Cross who had just been elected too. All the National Officers will serve an initial term of 4 years after which they may seek reelection.

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