Kathmandu: General Secretary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC), Jagan Chapagain, has arrived in Kathmandu on his four-day visit to Nepal.
A meeting of the IFRC’s special governing board on December 3, 2019 had unanimously elected him as its General Secretary, making him the first person of Nepali origin to hold the coveted position. He started assuming the office on February 1, 2020.
“There is a need to continue work to address the necessities of the people at risk, and improve their lives in the pre and post disaster situations,” he said.
Chapagain is scheduled to take stock of the work and activities by the IFRC’s national delegation in Nepal and the Nepal Red Cross Society, according to the IFRC in Nepal.
He will take part in the handing over of 30 new ambulances and 15 upgraded ones to the Nepal Red Cross Society by the IFRC, apart from addressing an event to be organized to make public a report ‘Global Disaster Report’ published by the IFRC.
The IFRC is the world’s humanitarian network. It supports local Red Cross and Red Crescent action in over 192 countries. It has around 15 million volunteers in the countries working for the good of humanity. (RSS)