GCC Red Crescent chiefs to adopt joint action plan

GCC Red Crescent chiefs to adopt joint action plan
Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Qasem has been president of Saudi Red Crescent Authority. (SPA)
Updated 21 December 2018

GCC Red Crescent chiefs to adopt joint action plan

GCC Red Crescent chiefs to adopt joint action plan
  • Senior officials attending the 14th committee gathering of the Gulf Red Crescent societies and associations approved the development of an action program for 2020 to 2024

JEDDAH: Leaders of Red Crescent societies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have agreed to adopt a joint action plan to cover vital relief work.
At a meeting on Thursday, heads of the humanitarian aid organization recommended that new guidelines be brought in over a two-year period to regulate and streamline the voluntary activities of its individual societies.
Senior officials attending the 14th committee gathering of the Gulf Red Crescent societies and associations approved the development of an action program for 2020 to 2024.
Plans to organize the GCC Red Crescent Society Day on Oct. 23 next year were also discussed.
The event will include workshops and educational activities at schools, universities and higher education institutions, with the focus on promoting voluntary work.
The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported that civil societies will be invited to take part in helping spread the volunteer message.