The Lebanese Red Cross celebrated the launching of its first building in Tyr constructed on a land donated by the Ministry of Finance, where the center's construction was funded by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the upper floor was financed by the Lebanese expatriate Alex Buri. A Photo gallery about the missions of the Red Cross was showed during the opening ceremony which was attended by the Member of Parliament, Abdel Majid Saleh, Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Ole Johan Hauge, President of the Lebanese Red Cross, Sheikh Sami El Dahdah, notables, and representatives of international and civil organizations.
Mr. Dahdah was pleased to open the Red Cross new center in the southern city, praising the efforts and sacrifices of the Volunteers.
Then Johann hauge spoke, where he stressed on the commitment of the international federation in supporting the Lebanese Red Cross in building their capabilities to serve people.
Within the ceremony, a film about the Lebanese Red Cross and another film about the battle of Solferino were showed, and some volunteers and injuries were granted by honoring decoration.