Volunteers Get Worldly with Humanitarian Law Course in MA

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“Knowing this will allow you to help more people – and help yourself at the same time.”

The American Red Cross plays a big role in communities, both locally and nationally. From small house fires to large-scale catastrophes, the Red Cross is always there.

The same goes for international issues.

As a group of 20 volunteers learned on July 31 at a special International Humanitarian Law class, the American Red Cross is everywhere – always willing to protect the innocent and help the vulnerable.

Led by instructor Marc Fernandez, the class delved into the Geneva Conventions, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, sanctions and international services provided, among other key topics.

“It’s important to know how the law works internationally,” Fernandez said to the eager group. “Knowing this will allow you to help more people – and help yourself at the same time.”

Volunteers came from all over the state for the course, which incorporated ample discussion, a powerpoint, handouts and videos. Stay tuned for the next course offering!