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The National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
These are the individual societies of nearly every independent country in the world. Chartered, as they must be, by their respective governments, they provide a range of services including disaster relief, health and social programs, and assistance to people affected by war within their own borders and cooperate with other national societies bilaterally, regionally, and through the Federation and the ICRC on relief and development projects. They also assist their own governments in carrying out each nation's humanitarian treaty obligations. Each country is allowed to charter only one Red Cross or Red Crescent society within its territory. Together, the National Societies have 97 million members and volunteers and assist some 233 million beneficiaries each year. The promotion of humanitarian values is an intrinsic part of all Red Cross and Red Crescent activities. They also promote awareness of international humanitarian law and advocate internationally through the Federation and with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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The Annual dinner of Antelias Branch
Under the patronage of the Lebanese Red Cross President Ms. Suzanne Oueiss, the Lebanese Red Cross – Antelias Branch – Annakash organized it’s annual dinner at Casino du Liban – Ambassadors’ Hall, attended by a number of responsible in LRC...
10 ambulances from the ICRC to the Lebanese Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) donated 10 ambulances, which are fully equipped, to the Lebanese Red Cross. This initiative comes as an implementation of the Emergency Medical Services strategy...
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