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The Lebanese President launches the Annual Fundraising Campaign 2017
Under the slogan "Your Support will Revert to You", President Michel Aoun launched the annual financial campaign of the Lebanese Red Cross in a ceremony held at Baabda Palace on the occasion of the International Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which falls on 8 of May each year. The ceremony was attended by a delegation that included the Lebanese Red Cross President Dr. Antoine Zoghbi, Vice President Dr. Maryam Ghandour, Treasurer Mr. Bassam Mokdad and members of the Executive committee: Ms. Rosy Boulos, Amina Fawaz, Kamal Fares, Bassel Mekkawi, Youssef Sfeir, Toni Zoghbi, Sami Al Husseini, Samer Abu Nader, Ghassan Hanna, former President Suzanne Oueis, S.G Mr. Georges Kettaneh, Director of MENA zone of IFRC in Lebanon Mr. Elias Ghanem, Head of the ICRC delegation in Lebanon Mr. Fabrizio Carbouni, head of the International Federation office in Lebanon Mr. Christian Cortez, and members from the RCRC Movement operating in Lebanon, as well as a crowd of the Lebanese Red Cross family.
In this occasion, Mr. Kettaneh referred to the various services and tasks provided by the Lebanese Red Cross. Then there was a speech for Dr. Zoghbi where he said: “Mr. President, with your support and the support of the public and private sectors, the Officials and the institutions, and the support of the Lebanese people We can stay and continue and develop the first link in our health safety "Your support will revert to you “, Is for you all and for every person in our country Care, rescue and relief, Blood units and medico social services. Moreover, Education, awareness, and humanity. We will return it to you dignity in helping you, Love in accompanying you, Loyalty in treating you, and dedication at your service. Mr. President, With your support to the country you returned, And with your support, the country returned”.
Then President Aoun threw a speech where he said: “you were our partners in the most difficult circumstances. I personally experienced you on the day you were with me, as when you were next to others in Naher al-Bared camp where your martyrs fell, and after the parliament elections, we will work on considering Red Cross medics who were killed in the line of duty as martyrs, as we consider the Lebanese Army”. He continued, “We have to help you, this is our duty, that’s why we have decided to establish helipads in all Lebanese districts and to establish a red line with air bases so that you can communicate directly with them. The helicopters will be ready to help you in the evacuation process, because the speed in evacuation contributes in saving lives”
Finally, Dr. Zoghbi presented the medal of the campaign to the president, and photos were taken in the occasion.

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