Nepal Red Cross

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – Joint statement

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – Joint statement from Red Cross Leaders

(Mr Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross and  Mr Tadateru Konoé,  president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies )

Across the world, crises are increasingly complex and humanitarian need is vast. More and more lives are being destroyed by armed conflict, violence, and climate change; and when natural disasters strike, they are more severe and numerous.

Call for women's identity and empowerment

On the special occasion of 107th International Women's Day, Kalpana Kafle (43) joined blood donation drive for the 12th time at Santibatika, Ratnapark along with 20 other donors. On filling the donation form, "Giving blood always makes me happy because donating blood doesn't cost anything but helps others." She added, “Today, 8March, is the women's day and when Red Cross announced about this camp from the loudspeaker, I decided to donate again."

Japanese Government Provides Ambulance Vehicles

The Government of Japan has donated four ambulance vehicles to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).  

His Excellency Mr. Masashi Ogawa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Nepal, handed over the keys of the ambulances to  Gulmi, Pyuthan, Morang and Udayapur districts chapter leaders of Nepal Red Cross. Chairman of NRCS Mr. Sanjeev Thapa, Secretary General  Mr. Dev Ratna Dhakhwa and other office bearers and key staff were present in the handover ceremony organized at the central office of Nepal Red Cross Society in Kathmandu.

Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes

A steep, 90-minute climb along a rough-hewn path is the only route up to Pragatishil village. The village sits high in the mountains, about 50 kilometers from Nepal’s western city of Pokhara. The area adjoins Gorkha district - the epicenter of last April’s 7.8-magnitude quake which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

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