Statement by Mr Tadateru Konoé, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Mr Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Moademiyeh. Syria, BY-NC-ND ICRC/P. Krzysiek

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2016

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May, is an opportunity to celebrate the bravery and the achievements of the 17 million volunteers and nearly half a million staff members who ensure that we keep our commitment to humanity every day by being there before, during, and after a disaster, health crisis or conflict. We are local and international, independent and impartial, and we are everywhere for everyone.

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