Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, President of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), was awarded the Henry Dunant Medal at the Council of Delegates of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement held in Geneva on 7 December 2015. The prestigious medal is the Movement’s highest distinction and is reserved for members who have shown outstanding humanitarian commitment.
Dr. Ahmed, whose term ends this year, has been at the helm of SRCS since 1972, steering the national society through decades of difficult political upheavals and phases of armed conflict.
The council paid glowing tribute to him, noting his “legacy is evident in the high esteem in which the Somali Red Crescent is held, both within the Movement, by partners in the humanitarian sector and, most importantly, the local communities he has done so much to serve.”
We here at the Somalia delegation wish to congratulate Dr. Ahmed and are proud of having worked close together through the years.