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In a momentous celebration of selfless dedication and exceptional humanitarian service, Chinwe Lawrence-Uchenna, a Registered Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal 49th Award on August 1, 2023 at Reading, UK. The recognition comes in acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions as the former Health Coordinator of the Anambra state branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

The Florence Nightingale Medal, established in 1912, is one of the highest international distinctions a nurse can receive. It is awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to recognize nurses and volunteers who have displayed exceptional courage, unwavering commitment, and a profound impact on health care and humanitarian efforts. The honor is particularly significant as it is awarded only every two years to a select group of individuals worldwide.

Chinwe Lawrence-Uchenna's journey began as a dedicated volunteer with the Nigerian Red Cross Society. For years, she tirelessly worked on various health-related initiatives, providing much-needed medical aid, promoting health education, and responding to emergencies in Anambra state, Nigeria. Her unwavering commitment and compassion have left a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals in the community.

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Promoting Solidarity for Displaced Communities on World Refugee Day

Abuja, [22/06/2023] – The Nigerian Red Cross Society joins the global community in observing World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges faced by millions of refugees worldwide and acknowledging their resilience, courage, and contributions. It is a time to reflect upon the plight of forcibly displaced individuals and to stand in solidarity with them, offering support, compassion, and hope.
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), an unprecedented 82.4 million people are forcibly displaced, including refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. These individuals have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, violence, or human rights violations.
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Turkey-Syria Appeal

The Nigerian Red Cross society (NRCS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as an auxiliary to the Government in Humanitarian Services. The Act empowers the Society to support the Government in response to disasters, emergencies in the implementation of the  Geneva convention and its additional protocols which the Government of the Federation has acceded to. In 1961, following the official recognition by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Nigerian Red Cross Society became 86th member Nation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

“Like hundreds of thousands of other people in South-Eastern Türkey I was fast asleep when the world started to shake. The floor and the walls were shaking, bending, and as we ran down the three floors to the street our only thought was to get far, far away from buildings. “These are the exact words of a survivor of what is now called the worst Earthquake in Turkey’s history.

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