IRRC No. 242

First Red Cross Meeting in the South-West Region of the Indian Ocean

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Leaders of the Red Cross Societies of Madagascar and Mauritius, of the French Red Cross in Réunion, of the Seychelles Red Cross Committee and of the Comoros Red Crescent Committee met for the first time, from 14 to 18 May 1984, at Saint-Denis de la Réunion. The French Red Cross was represented by Mr. M. Bocquet, Vice-President of the French National Red Cross, and Miss E. Bourel, National Director for the departmental branches; the League had delegated Mr. Cassaigneau, head of the “West and Central Africa” desk in Geneva, who was accompanied by Mr. E. Ekué, programme officer, and Mr. R. Carrillo, disaster preparedness programme officer; the ICRC had dispatched Mrs. J. Egger, head of the co-operation service, and Mr. L. Isler, of the ICRC regional delegation at Nairobi, also took part in the meeting.

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