20 May 2018

 

SSRC Former Secretary General Wins International Award

The Former Secretary General of the South Sudan Red Cross, Arthur Agany Poole will be awarded the Henry Dunant medal – the international award of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement,today 9 November 2017, in Antalya, Turkey.

JUBA, 08 November 2017 [Gurtong] - “The medal is awarded to Mr. Agany for his outstanding long period of devoted service to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement,’’ said John Lobor, SSRC Secretary General.

He joined the Sudanese Red Crescent as a volunteer in 1972. Two years later, he was promoted to be a volunteer coordinator for the then Southern Sudan representing the three provinces of Upper Nile, Bahr El-Ghazal and Equatoria.

When the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005, Mr. Agany was appointed the Director General for the Sudanese Red Crescent, Southern Sudan Secretariat. He was appointed the Secretary General for the South Sudan Red Cross following its establishment in 2011. He retired in December 2014. He is now the adviser to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management appointed by President Kiir.

The Henry Dunant Medal is the highest award of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. It is named after Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. The medal is presented by the Standing Commission of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. This body represents the International

Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the various National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

 

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