May 10th

The ceremonial session of the City Team for Emergency Situations was held at Nis City Hall to mark the week of Red Cross in Serbia.The guests from the city organization of the Red Cross in Nis presented to the members of the City Team for Emergency Situations the activities covered by this humanitarian organization. Mr. Dragoslav Pavlovic, Assistant Mayor for the Economy and Investments, welcomed the guests on the behalf of the City of Nis.

World Red Cross Day has become an important day in the history of world which is being celebrated annually to play big role in the life saving events as well as assisting the vulnerable social people all around the world. It is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Henri Dunant who had founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the year 1863 in the Geneva, Switzerland. It aimed to provide relief to the human beings in distress and desolation due to war, food shortage, epidemic diseases or natural calamities. Its celebration is highlighted through a special theme of the year to fulfill the aim of celebration as well as make people aware of its importance. It also aims to attract more private or governmental organizations to be active members and participate regionally to help needed people suffering from any kind of disaster. National Societies acts as auxiliaries of the Red Cross in the humanitarian field and assists with the range of services such as natural disaster relief, medical services and other health and social programmes.

The series of events will be held all over Serbia to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day and Week