Islamabad, 26 October 2016: Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) and UNICEF signed an MoU to jointly work in seven areas that include including Disaster Risk Reduction, Education and School Safety, Use of U-Report for advocacy and accountability by giving youth and citizens a tool to communicate their needs and experience, cash transfers for humanitarian and development work, Mines Risk Education, Water & Sanitation, Maternal Newborn and Child Health.
The MoU signing ceremony took place at Pakistan Red Crescent National Headquarters Islamabad. Secretary General PRC Ghulam Muhammad Awan signed the MoU on behalf of PRC while UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Ms. Angela Kearney signed MoU on behalf of UNICEF. PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi, Members of PRC Managing Board Dr Jamal Nasir, Mumtaz Haider, UNICEF Partnership Officer Jamila Sikandar Khan and PRC National Media & Communication Coordinator Khalid Bin Majeed were also present at this occasion.
Speaking at the occasion Chairman PRC Dr Saeed Elahi said that the strategic alliance with UNICEF not only allows us to strengthen each other’s capacity to prepare for an emergency but also helps provide effective response and early recovery to ensure that rights of every child and woman are upheld during a humanitarian crisis.
UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Ms. Angela Kearney said that together, the UNICEF and the PRC hold great potential to more effectively address many of the humanitarian challenges faced by the most vulnerable populations in the country, children and young people in particular.