Thursday, May 10, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Celebrates International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its National Director of Lifesaving and Catastrophes, celebrated International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day with a series of activities and fundraising.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of the international organization and national Government efforts that showcase humanity, bravery, and increase life expectancy.

Equatorial Guinea also underscored the importance of Equatoguineans helping others, at home or across the world, in order to increase social welfare.

Equatorial Guinea organized a national collection of essential items, including provisions, furnishings, and clothing, as well as funds, for those in need.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to sustainable development under the country’s Horizon 20202 program. In line with the Goals, Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years, including major reductions in the risk of maternal and infant mortality; free health service and drugs for youth and the elderly; the development of agriculture and hydrocarbons to create more jobs; the implementation of progressive gender equality policies; and electricity and sanitation for all citizens.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international non-profit that supports humanitarian efforts with approximately 97 million volunteers, members, and staff all over the world.