Beirut, Jan. 30 (BNA): The Bahrain Red Crescent Society participated in the “Leaders of the Red Cross and Crescent Societies in the Middle East and North Africa” meeting in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The meeting discussed coordinating efforts to meet the humanitarian challenges that burden the region and the resulting increase in needs to provide relief and humanitarian assistance.
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society was represented by members of its board of directors, Dr. Maryam Al-Hajri and Dr. Kawthar Al-Eid.
The participation comes within the framework of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society’s keenness to join efforts, consult, coordinate and adopt proactive plans by expanding the scope of efforts to meet humanitarian needs.
It is also part of its efforts to coordinate humanitarian mobility towards adopting strategies to ensure rapid response to emergencies, building local, regional and international partnerships and teamwork to provide rapid relief support.
Dr. Al-Hajri stressed the importance of developing policies, strategies, legislation and regulations based on planning and coordination with partners, in addition to monitoring and evaluation to enhance the resilience of systems in the face of exceptional health conditions.
The National Societies made presentations and discussed the topics of the consultative meeting, including the impact of crises in many regions of the Middle East, such as fuel, water, food shortages, epidemics, and environmental and climate issues.