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Jalen’s Visit Ends

Unfortunately today is my last day to learn about the Red Cross. I have had a great week and am really glad I made this trip! Luckily today I was able to meet the head of the Pakistani Red Crescent who was visiting.

After learning a little about the Pakistani Red Crescent I became interested in what the Red Cross did on an international level. The IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. It has 186 member National Societies (Such as the American Red Cross). The IFRC organizes and leads relief efforts for emergencies such as a natural disaster (earthquake, hurricane, flood, etc.) For example, if there was an earthquake the IFRC would ask the country affected by it if they needed help. If they did they would contact all the members and ask for support.

I was glad I could learn about so many aspects of the Red Cross and their mission while I was here and am really thankful for the opportunities I was granted and just feel very lucky to be able to visit and learn all this information about the great things the Red Cross is doing.