” Ukraine is just one of the many emergencies we have: in terms of a humanitarian crisis it is a huge crisis but we are experiencing many of this type. The main theme is that of climate change which is the crisis that will define the humanitarian scenarios of the near future. We are only at the beginning but already in Italy we see for example the drought of the Po ”. The national president of the Italian Red Cross, Francesco Rocca, who today is at the traditional torchlight procession that goes from Solferino to Castiglione delle Stiviere, tells the Adnkronos. ” I have used the boiled frog phenomenon several times – explains Rocca – At first the frog in the saucepan is at ease, when he realizes that the water is boiling and his body can no longer manage that temperature the muscles will be so relax that he won’t be able to jump out of the pot. And the same thing is happening to us as mankind. Everything seems to be postponed until tomorrow and when we realize it will already be too late if it is not already too late. ” Climate change, Rocca continues, ” is a political issue on which the international community is unable to give answers to people and this is one of the limitations that COP26 has shown ”. ” We as the Red Cross are prepared for the mitigation of natural disasters resulting from climate change and the phenomena that follow them, such as migratory ones, which will be extremely important when people, especially in the African continent, will no longer find the food resources for to be able to survive ”, he continues. Rocca speaking of the torchlight procession held precisely in the places where, in 1859, the famous Risorgimento battle of Solferino took place and where Henry Dunant had the idea of founding what, over the years, has become the largest voluntary association in the world . ” It is therefore also an opportunity to celebrate them and to thank them because after all they were the real protagonists of the q uotidiana in the covid period ”, he continues. Speaking of the re-election to the presidency of the IFRC he says: “ For me but also for the volunteers who are here, it is a reason for satisfaction, after all, the recognition of my person is also a consequence of the capabilities of the Italian Red Cross – he adds – The presidency The IFRC is the result of several evaluations but it is obvious that having a solid and efficient Red Cross behind it is a good sign of leadership and the ability to work within a complex system and to respond to emergencies that often arise. ”.
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