Author: Léa Salwan

The unconditional love of a grandmother in Somaliland

By Osman Mohamed Osman Today, the world is painted red. February 14, the 45th day of the Gregorian calendar, is Valentine’s Day where love is shared around the globe. As the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, we witness this every day. In the harrowing heat of Somaliland, we met the unconditional love of grandmother Qadija Awad with grandson, Mawa, nestled in her arms at a mobile clinic. Mawa has suffered from ten days of chronic diarrhoea – he is dehydrated and severely malnourished. “We felt very worried. With diarrhoea and stomach pain, we knew he had a health...

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Thousands of Red Cross volunteers meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

“Today more than ever, there is a need for common action at the international level, to ensure that nobody is left behind anymore: we cannot remain in silence in front of drownings at sea, massacres of civilians, bombs and bullets that target our volunteers and health facilities as well.”

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.