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Prince Hassan inaugurates new headquarters of ICRC

By JT - Nov 03,2021 - Last updated at Nov 03,2021

HRH Prince Hassan inaugurates the new headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jordan on Wednesday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan, honorary chair of the World Refugee and Migration Council (WRMC), on Wednesday inaugurated the new headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jordan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The prince toured the facilities of the new headquarters including ICRC operations centre, support units, logistics support centre, learning and development centre, and the regional resource network.

He described the ICRC as a “true representation of humanity”, praising the committee’s humanitarian work by empowering and assisting victims of armed conflicts and providing them with various services.

He stressed the importance of working within policies that bring human dignity to the fore, especially in a world facing the challenges of conflict “represented by the fact that Man is against his fellow Man, underlining that Man is facing natural disasters such as drought and desertification as well as man-made disasters”, Petra reported.

He renewed the call for the establishment of a new world order that refrains from using classification-based approach and resorts to a holistic, inclusive approach that does not neglect especially the weak and the marginalised.

For her part, ICRC Jordan Delegation Head Sarah Avrilud thanked the prince for his constant support to the committee, noting that the ICRC delegation in Jordan, which employs 300 individuals, supports Jordan’s efforts in dealing with humanitarian needs, as well as supporting regional delegations.

The ICRC started its delegation in Jordan in 1967 and continued to respond to the various humanitarian and emergency needs of victims of armed conflicts in the region through its operations in the Kingdom. 

In addition, the ICRC delegation in Jordan has largely supported the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Centres and the Jordan Red Crescent Society.

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