Timor-Leste Red Cross Commemorates Red Cross and Red Crescent Day with Nationwide Events

Dili 8 May 2024 – Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste Red Cross – CVTL) celebrated Red Cross and Red Crescent Day today with a series of events held at the national level. Volunteers, staff, board members, founders, and partners joined hands in commemorating this important day, highlighting the organization’s commitment to humanitarian service.

Among the activities organized was a blood donation drive aimed at supporting patients in need of blood during their treatment. Additionally, a lively quiz on KAHOOT delved into the rich history of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, CVTL’s mission, emblem significance, and the seven fundamental principles. Winners of the quiz were rewarded with presents from CVTL, fostering a sense of engagement and learning among participants.

Across various branches, CVTL extended its celebrations, engaging volunteers and communities in activities designed to enhance understanding of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s invaluable services and humanitarian issues. This grassroots approach aimed to strengthen bonds within local communities and raise awareness about the vital role played by organizations like CVTL in times of need.

In expressing gratitude, CVTL extends heartfelt thanks to all individuals and entities that consistently support Red Cross and Red Crescent activities through their unwavering commitment across the world. Their contributions ensure that the spirit of humanity continues to thrive, empowering CVTL to extend its reach and impact across Timor-Leste.

CVTL acknowledges and appreciates the invaluable support provided by its partners, including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Australian Red Cross (ARC), and the American Red Cross (AmCross). Their generous funding and collaboration have been instrumental in facilitating the commemoration of this important date and advancing the humanitarian mission of CVTL.

As Timor-Leste Red Cross looks ahead, it remains committed to upholding the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. Through collaborative efforts and community engagement, CVTL continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need, embodying the spirit of compassion and solidarity that defines the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.

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