Cambodian Red Cross President meets IFRC
Crc: in the morning, 6 December 8, 2017, Samdech Kittipitthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, received a courtesy call with Mr. Marwan Jilani, Head of Country Cluster Support Team which based in Bangkok office, at the CRC National Headquarters.
At the occasion, Samdech Kittipritthbindit expressed her sincere pleasure in meeting with Mr. Marwin and his colleague along with deep gratitude toward the IFRC which had their humanitarian cooperation in term of assistance as well as coordination with the CRC since 1991. These efforts had responded to the needs of victims and the most venerable effectively and in timely manner. Samdech Kittipritthbindit also elaborated the CRC’s structure to the delegation which started from the National Headquarters to Branch and Sub-Branch level as well as the CRC youth and volunteers whose has fulfilled their humanitarian work through the four core areas and the Seven Fundamental Principles of the movement.
Mr. Marwin expressed his gracious appreciation to Samdech Kittipritthbindit for having to allow him and his colleague for this honored meeting. He also admired the progress of the CRC under the leadership of Samdech Kittipritthbindit, particularly in receiving trust from donors and warm comfort from all walks of life. He reiterated the intended continuation of support from the IFRC toward the CRC in any circumstances and would further help to disseminate all CRC’s achievements in the present days to other National Societies and the world.
Be reunited after 38-year-separation
After 38-year-separation as a consequence of the civil-war in the past and suddenly being reunited with beloved ones at old age, the three siblings were emotionally excited.
This is another case of Family Reunion of Ms. Tem Chan, 61, currently living in Prasat Tbeng Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Thmor Puok District, Banteay Meanchey Province, who applied for Tracing Request to the Cambodian Red Cross in May 2017 to search for her two sisters who had been separated at the age of 23 in 1979 in Svay Chek District, Battambang Province (now Banteay Meanchey).
With the strong commitment and efforts of the Cambodian Red Cross under the wise leadership of Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany HUNSEN, CRC President, on November 11, 2017, Ms. Tem Chan has the chance to meet with her two sisters namely Tem Phous, 58, and Tem Pout, 56, who are living in Toul Lvea village, Trapeang Tav commune, Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province.
The great wishes and profound gratitude to Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany HUNSEN and RFL teamwork emerged from the bottom of their hearts with great joy.
To contribute to this Family Reunion, Cambodian Red Cross provided them with Food and non-item food including: Rice, Noodles, Canned-fish Soya-sauce, Blankets, sarongs, scarves, and some budgets.
Please be noticed that the Cambodian Red Cross offers Tracing Service free of cost to persons who lose contact with their loved ones as a result of armed conflict. This is the fourth case of Family Reunion that the Cambodian Red Cross Oddar Meanchey Branch has helped and put them in Reunion with joy.
Cambodian Red Cross receives solar LED lanterns from International Federation
On the morning of October 16, 2017, at Cambodian Red Cross Headquarter, Lok Chumteav Men Nearysopheak, Acting Secretary General of Cambodian Red Cross, received 90 solar LED lanterns from the Representatives of the International Federation to Cambodia, On the occasion, Madam Acting Secretary General conveyed the regards of the Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HunSen, president of the Cambodian Red Cross and thanks to the International Federation and the Panasonic company for donating solar LED lanterns from 2013 to 2017, a 5 times totaling 669 units, and the Cambodia Red Cross also distributed to families in communities and health centers where the electricity is inaccessible.
Miss Lak Mony Rasmey, International Federation coordinator to Cambodia was grateful to the Red Cross, with has Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HunSen, as president for allowing her to make a courtesy visit and handover the 5th time of solar LED lanterns donated by Panasonic Japan to Red Cross to continue to distribute to remote health centers and poor people with disabilities through various projects / programs of the Red Cross.
Please note that the solar LED lanterns that the Cambodian Red Cross has received from the international federation since 2013 are from Panasonic’s company totaling 100,000 Solar LED lanterns, which has been distributed to humanitarian agencies and organizations in the Asia-Pacific and African countries.
Family Reunification after 44-year separation
The hope of being reunited with beloved relatives has come true. This is a case of Family Reunification after 44-year separation between a 13-year-old sister and a 32-year-old brother in 1973 as a result of civil war during Pol Pot regime. RFL Sub-department of the Cambodian Red Cross under the leadership of Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, CRC President, recently found positively a case of 44-year separation and helped put Ms. Vong Heang, 57, living in Chhrouk village, Pao commune, Trapang Prasat district, Oudarmeanchey province in touch with her 76-year-old brother Vong Nab, 2 sisters-in-law, and a nicec in Katu village, Danrun commune, Sothnikhum district, Siem Reap province on 12 October, 2017.
“I couldn’t imagine that I would ever have the chance to see my brother again in this life after having lost contact for 44 years; I hardly believe that my eldest brother is still alive. I lost hope and thought that my family members passed away. I would like to express my profound thanks and gratefulness to Cambodian Red Cross for making my dream of being reunited with my brother and other relatives come true”, Said Vong Heang.
Cambodian Red Cross provides fund for the wells in Thala Boriwat and Konmom districts
On September 26, 2017, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany Hun Sen, president of the Cambodian Red Cross provided US$ 33,468 00 to drill 7 water wells for 135 families who faced shortage water in Anlong Chrey commune , Thala Boriwat district, Stung Treng province and other 5 water wells for 127 families in 3 communes of Konmom district, Ratanakiri province.
Please noted that in 2017, CRC has provided 255 wells and 4 ponds for people who are difficulty in accessing to the access to the clean water throughout the country.