The Iraqi Red Crescent organizes First Aid workshops and participates in the monitoring of polio vaccination campaigns in Karbala governorate

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) / Karbala branch implemented a practice operations of First Aid and saving the wounded and injured during the explosions and natural disasters for the volunteers and staff of the IRCS, and to the employees of Imam Abbas Shrine (peace be upon him) to make those aiders ready to evacuate the injured and wounded with the participation of four teams from volunteers and staff of IRCS in addition to a number of employees from the Abbasic Shrine, in which IRCS give theoretical and practical lectures on how rescue the injured and the wounded in case of fire or explosion in a vehicle.
In a same context, IRCS teams participated in monitoring and follow-up vaccination campaign against polio in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Department in Karbala, as IRCS forms (6) teams to participate in this campaign in most areas of the governorate, in which IRCS teams monitoring two areas that not covered by health teams, meanwhile IRCS teams used in their monitor iPad (GBS) system to enter the data and to do a field survey in the governorate.

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About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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