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The Red Cross Rwanda celebrates his founder’s birthday

The Red Cross celebrates May 8 as the most important date in the history of this organization, since it is the date of birth of Henry Dunant.

In celebrating this day, the Rwandan Red Cross issued the following statement: The Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations take advantage of this day to commemorate the values and “activities” of the Red Cross.

This involves thinking about those who have been affected by various disasters those affected by war and other disasters.

This Red Cross Day also gives time to reflect on the dedication of the volunteers and “Red Cross workers who never stop giving of themselves. They are characterized by compassion, solidarity and humanity.

It means self-sacrifice and giving, and it also says “Spread joy, and then the joy you give comes back to you. It’s a reward for the volunteer.”

The Red Cross celebrates May 8 by asking that the spark of charity rise in the hearts of everyone.

Henry Dunant, also known as Henri Dunant, was a Swiss humanitarian, businessman, social activist, and co-founder of the Red Cross. His humanitarian efforts won him the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. Dunant was born in Geneva to a devout Calvinist family and had business interests in French Algeria and Tunisia.

By Carine Kayitesi

 

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