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International Red Cross SG Chapagain leaves for Sri Lanka


Nepalnews
2022 Feb 08, 12:44, Kathmandu

General Secretary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Jagannath Chapagain left for Sri Lanka today after completing his visit to Nepal.

He has been the Secretary-General of the IFRC since February 1, 2020. This is his first visit to Nepal after assuming that responsibility. He arrived in Nepal on January 3 and got information about the activities of Nepal Red Cross and IFRC during his visit.

Secretary General Chapagain had a meeting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba during his visit. Similarly, Secretary General Chapagain had separate meetings with Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka, and Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Uma Regmi. During the meeting, Secretary General Chapagain informed that he had requested for making Red Cross law in Nepal. During the meeting, they discussed about vaccination against Covid-19 and humanitarian assistance and Red Cross law.

He said, "I have urged all parties to find a solution to the problems seen in the Nepal Red Cross." I am hopeful that a solution will come out soon. In the coming days, it is necessary to issue Red Cross law to operate the Red Cross in a more systematic manner. For this, IFRC will provide necessary assistance to the Government of Nepal. ” 192 countries of the world are members of IFRC. He was elected to the post by the IFRC's governing board meeting on December 3, 2019, for the first time in Asia. There are 29 powerful countries in the world on the board.

Volunteers and staff affiliated with the IFRC's native Red Cross and Red Crescent Society have been at the forefront of the Covid-19 response in recent days. In line with its mandate, the IFRC continues to assist in mitigating natural and man-made disasters caused by climate change and in the midst of epidemics.

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