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Press Release May 8, 2018

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Celebration of the World Red Crescent Day, May 8, 2018

 

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Course on Red Cross Movement, IHL to Police Academy

In the morning of 20 July 2017, Red Cross, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross  organized a course on the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement,  international humanitarian law (IHL) and the promotion of humanitarian values ​​to students and trainees at the Police Academy School at Kien Svay district, Kandal Province , with participation from Head of ICRC mission to Phnom Penh and CRC staff of sub- department of Dissemination , totaling 179 participants.

 

The Course is aimed to streamline the awareness of Red Cross fundamental principles, IHL and the promotion of humanitarian values ​​to all trainees, as well as the Cambodian police forces.

CRC and ICRC disseminates IHL and Humanitarian Activities to security officials from P Penh

On 13 July, the ICRC and Cambodian Red Cross met with 40 security officials from 12 districts in PP with City Hall, to discuss international standards on the law enforcement, and ways to exercise best practices with large crowds, demonstrations or assemblies.

"Large-crowd gatherings or protests can become dangerous quickly. They can put both officials and citizens at risk. By following rules of conduct, everyone is safer because all sides know what to expect. We do this work in countries around the world, and the ICRC is pleased to do the same in Cambodia. We care about the safety and well-being of everyone," Roman Paramonov, ICRC Cambodia Head of Mission said.

Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) representative also presented CRC mission and its humanitarian activities to raise awareness to them

As a humanitarian organization, the ICRC and CRC cares about the well-being of people regardless of political affiliation, race, and religion. Around the world, and in Cambodia, we promote international humanitarian law for the safety of people, military, police and security officials alike.

Training course on Youth for Changing Behavior at Kampot

Kampot: In the morning of July 18, 2017, Cambodian Red Cross Kampot branch organized a training course on "Youth for Changing Behavior" for 40 Cambodian Red Cross Youths (20 females) from four target high schools in Kampot province. This course aims to strengthen the capacity of Cambodian Red Cross youth to improve their outreach to the schools and communities.

The 1st Healthy Ageing Outreach Session at Svay Rieng Province

The 1st Healthy Ageing Outreach Session was ticking off on the morning of 19 July 2017  at Baray village, Mesar Thgork commune, Chantrea district of Svay Rieng Province. There were 43 (8 males) participants from the above village.

There was a good collaboration between the Red Cross Branch /Sub-Branch and the public health center. Very basic health screening on blood pressure, BMI, and urine test for GLU was firstly started and then follow by general health education, using posters, for NCD prevention, healthy eating, and physical exercise plus basic key health message.

 

Dissemination Workshop on Disaster Management Law in Pursat

In the morning of July 12, 2017, Lok Chumteav Pum Chantinie , Secretary General of Cambodian Red Cross, participated in a dissemination workshop on disaster management law in Pursat and attended from  branches and sub-branches of eight provinces. totaling 45  participants.

The workshop aims to raise public awareness on disaster management law, promote good collaboration in implementing the law.

CRC Prey Veng Branch hand over two houses to vulnerable people

CRC Prey Veng Branch: On July 13, 2017, HE Oknha Sok Pheng,  Permanent Vice president of Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng Branch, visited and handed over two houses of 4m x 5m made of wood, roof and zinc roofs and 1 toilet for 2 families of most vulnerable people that supported by Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng Branch :

 

1-    Mr. Sam Kea who live in  Choeung Toek Village A. Prey Veng City, Prey Veng province,

2-    Mrs. Un Lak  who live in Choeung Toek Village B . Prey Veng City, Prey Veng province,

 

In addition to these the branch also distributed a package of food and non-food item.

CRC follow up latrine material production in Tbuong Khmum province

On 12 July 2017, CRC-NHQ project and branch team of Building Resilience Community Project supported by the Finnish Red Cross,  inspected the Latrine material production at Prek Achi commune, Kroch Chhmar district, Tbuong Khmum province, Cambodia .

The latrine material production have been processed and got good quality as the approved agreement. The construction process of 300 household latrines have being well started in 6 target villages. About 40% of construction were completely finished and the latrines have well used and properly maintained by beneficiaries.

The elder Aging Health Care Training Course for CRC Volunteers

Kampot: In the morning of July 11, 2017, the Cambodian Red Cross Kampot branch in collaboration with the International Federation conducted training course on elder Aging Health Care to Cambodian Red Cross volunteers with the participation of Lok Chumteav You Sokun, President of CRC kampot branch  Committee and members, committee, branch executive and sub-branch totally   30 (11 female ) is located in Teuk Chhou District, Kampot Province. 

The training course conducted for 2 days starting from 11 to 12 July 2017 with the aim of:

1. Strengthening Capacity of Cambodian Red Cross Volunteers to Help educate and disseminate Key Messages on Communicable Diseases Prevention and Health Care for Healthy People in the Community

2. Improving the quality of life, many elderly people living in rural areas receive hope, respect and promotion of dignity through the prevention of non-communicable diseases and health care.

TOT Course On Elder Aging at Prey Veng Province

Prey Veng: On the morning of July 04, 2017, Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng branch conducted a training of trainer course on elder aging health care, presided over by HE Oknha Sok Pheng, Deputy Permanent Vice-President of the branch Committee.

The 2 day- training course is organized in cooperation with the Cambodian Red Cross, and  funded by the International Federation, starting from July 4 to 5, 2017 with a total of 30 participants, 8 women from Peam Ro District sub-district are the target districts for implementing project activities.

The objectives of the training are:

1. To enable the Red Cross volunteer to educate key messages on preventing non-communicable diseases and caring for the health of older aging in the community.

2. To improve the quality of life of older aging living in rural communities to receive hope, respect and promote of dignity by preventing NCDs and healthcare.

Training course on disaster management for Red Cross Youth

CRC Kampong Chhnang branch : A 3-day training course on disaster management for  35 Red Cross youth and Youth Advisors 3 targeting areas  started from 5-7 July 2017 , with participation from Mr. Prak Sophorn,  branch director  and National Headquarters project coordinator of the Red Cross Disaster Management Department

The purposes of the training were:

1. Find out the deadly hazards at school

2- Manage hazard in schools

3- Find out the risks that can occur in the school

4. Measure the potential of our risk and ability to deal with it.

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