Red Cross: volunteering for a noble cause

Jaap Timmer, the Regional Representative for Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine at the International Federation of the Red Cross

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross and international humanitarian law. The Red Cross was born as a federation of societies across the world that can provide well-prepared volunteers ready in case of war. Now, soldiers are no longer the primary focus of the Red Cross’ work, as its societies are also usually among the first to respond to natural disasters. We’ll be talking about the Red Cross’ work with Jaap Timmer, the Regional Representative for Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine at the International Federation of the Red Cross.