Jordan: RC societies meeting kicks off Tuesday to promote culture of peace


An article from Petra, Jordan News Agency

The meeting of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region will convene Tuesday [Jan. 24] in Amman under the theme” together for Humanity.”

A statement by Jordan’s Red Crescent Monday said the three-day meeting will tackle a scope of tops including the emergency response to the challenges in Mena region, the importance of promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence, as well as issues of displacement and migration in the region.

Participants of the ninth edition of the meeting, which will be held under the auspices of Senate President Faisal Fayez, will also focus on issues of reducing urban risks, enhancing humanitarian response in cities and protecting volunteer health and safety.

Some 17 national societies from Mena region are participating in the conference, which is co-organized with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in addition to a number of observers that represent global and regional humanitarian societies, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO).

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