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Humanitarians given Red Cross's highest honour in Geneva


Four noted humanitarians have been awarded the Henry Dunant Medal at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent this week in Switzerland.

Wednesday December 9, 2015

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Somali Red Crescent Society president and Henry Dunant Medal recipient Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Hassan. Pic: IFRC

At a special ceremony during the opening of the three-day conference in Geneva, Somali Red Crescent Society president Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Hassan was acknowledged for his longstanding work in the region, while Monowara Sakar was awarded in recognition of her 44 years of service to the Movement and her innovative techniques in tracing and delivery of aid. Stephen Davey was recognized for his efforts in modernizing Federation media and communications methods, and movingly former Secretary General of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society, Professor Mamdouh Kamal Gabr, was posthumously honoured for his leadership and support of the Society and its affiliates. The Medal is the Movement's highest award for humanitarian service.

"We feel an enormous privilege to work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and, to receive an award for our work, we are truly grateful," said Mr Davey, speaking on behalf of all the 2015 recipients "While these medals recognise individual contributions, they are part of the collective contribution of the Movement."

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