Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) participated in the annual Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) conference held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, April 1-3, 2012. The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
DIHAD is considered the largest humanitarian event in the Middle East where the world’s key decision makers, NGOs, United Nations agencies, governmental departments, international associations, humanitarians, researchers and academics come together.
Throw this conference, (BRCS) highlight the contributions of the Kingdom of Bahrain locally, regionally and internationally to relief and humanitarian work. Non-governmental organizations, the private sector and governments to build a better future for humanitarian assistance.
The Secretary-General of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society, Dr. Fawzi Abdullah Amin, met with the President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Mr. Francesco Rocca, during his visit to the exhibition of the Society.
Dr. Amin stressed keenness of the society to contribute in this conference which showcases new trends in operational support and supply services related to the humanitarian industry. This contribution aims to showcase local, regional and global humanitarian acts carried out by BRCS.
He stressed the value of DIHAD as a major forum to tackle humanitarian issues of common concern. He added “Participating in this conference is part of our society’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with organisations, associations and institutions concerned with addressing the needs of those affected by crises and disasters.”
In this context, it enhances the role of DIHAD in bringing together leading humanitarian agencies and organisations to convene and exchange their experiences, discuss key humanitarian issues, and highlight the most important challenges facing crisis-stricken countries.
He pointed out the topics that are discussed at the conference concerning strategies, methodologies and resources to meet the global humanitarian challenges. He said the event is a platform to establish new ideas and approaches to meet key decision-makers, strengthen partnerships and get to know successful stories from other humanitarian organisations. He added it is a unique platform to set up supply channels for trade, export, manufacturing, emergency food, pharmaceuticals, housing and accommodation, solar energy, transportation and education.