Humanitarian award

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and ex-political prisoner, acknowledges the applause of the audience at The British Red Cross Humanitarian Lecture last Thursday. In his address Mandela described the fight against HIV and Aids as a "world war" that was claiming millions of lives across the globe. "An organisation like the International Red Cross and its national chapters can play a huge role in mobilising world opinion and resources to help combat this terrible and threatening scourge," he said. After Mandela was presented with the Red Cross Humanity Fellowship Award, Nicholas Young, chief executive of The British Red Cross, appealed to the public to recognise its responsibility in helping to beat the pandemic.

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