Dili, 8 Maiu 2019 – World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, is held on 8 May, the birthday of our founder Henry Dunant, is an annual celebration of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Each year, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies organize activities to highlight the unique role of the Movement in their respective countries. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement supports millions of people around the world every year – in times of conflict, natural disaster and crisis. Drawing on more than 150 years of humanitarian action, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is committed to providing relevant and timely humanitarian service to vulnerable communities now and into the future.

Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) will be celebrating this important day in Dili with a blood donation drive together with the National Hospital.

Ainaro Branch of CVTL will hold a tree planting in Maubese Sub District and Manufahi Branch will use the be sharing the Youth program in Schools as well as a rubbish clean up in the area.

Millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff around the world reach more than 160 million people every year providing a diverse and innovative range of impartial services. But our approach is

Universal, guided at every turn by our Fundamental Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.

In Timor-Leste, we reached more than 70,00 people in 2018, building stronger communities through CVTL’s many programmes including Healthy Youth, Disaster Risk Reduction; Blood Donations; Community health and Nutrition Programmes; livelihoods; First Aid; and many more.

For more information, contact CVTL Communication Coordinator - Estanislau Guterres

Mob: (+ 670) 77231421 CVTL Facebook: Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste