1 October 2023

IFRC President Appreciates IRCS for Organizing the “International Congress on ‎Health in Arbaeen”‎

TEHRAN, 3 August 2023 (IRCS) - In a message to the president of the Iranian Red ‎‎Crescent Society, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and ‎‎Red Crescent Societies expressed his gratitude for the organizing of the “International ‎‎Congress on Health in Arbaeen” and said that relief activities of the Society during ‎‎the Arbaeen ceremony is very important. ‎

The full message of Mr. Francesco Rocca, the IFRC President, reads as follows. At the congress, this message was read.


 Dear Dr Kolivand,


I would like to express my appreciation to the staff, members and volunteers of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the occasion of the third international health congress ‘Health in Arbaeen’ that will be held 2-4 August 2023 in Tehran.

The role of the Red Crescent Society of Islamic Republic of Iran, a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in providing relief and rescue activities during one of the largest religious gatherings is of outmost importance. Your National Society continues to uphold the Fundamental Principles and values of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and provide timely and principled humanitarian assistance to the people and communities affected by natural hazards, emergencies, and other crises.

I take this opportunity to also thank you for your leadership and unwavering commitment to the humanitarian cause and I wish you, members and volunteers of the National Society continued success in all your endeavors.


Sincerely yours,


Francesco Rocca


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