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IRCS receives Henry Davison Award

TEHRAN (IRCS) - In recognition of timely response to disasters, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) honored the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) with the Henry Davison Award.

The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran has won this award for the second time in its 100-year history.

In 2005, the Society was granted the Award due to its humanitarian services to quake-stricken people in Bam.

“Considering humanitarian services and outstanding activities, the Awards Committee recommends a National Society or a person to the IFRC Governing Board. Awards will be presented at the time of the Federation General Assembly,” said Ms. Mansooreh Bagheri, IRCS Under Secretary General for International Affairs and International Humanitarian Law Division.

“Mr Rocca, the President of the International Federation congratulated this achievement to the IRCS President,” added Bagheri.

The Award will be granted to the Iranian Red Crescent during the IFRC General Assembly, which will be held with 192 National Societies in Geneva in June.

Henry Pomeroy Davison Sr. (June 12, 1867 – May 6, 1922) was an American philanthropist who established the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Federation grants the Henry Davison Award in his memory.

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