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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Message from Gilles Carbonnier (Vice-president of ICRC)

Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

On behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross, I wish to extend our deepest appreciation to Hiroshima and its people for upholding and preserving the memories of the horrendous suffering and devastation brought about by the atomic bombing in 1945. Hiroshima has borne the scars of this devastation for the past 75 years. Hiroshima is made the memories of the hibakusha known to the whole world. These memories and testimonies of the hibakusha of unspeakable suffering and loss but also of incredible courage and humanity must continue to drive all of our efforts to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again and to ensure that we can live in a nuclear weapon free world.

75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The year 2020 falls on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Is a nuclear weapon a past event? There are still over 13,000 nuclear weapons on the planet. Why don’t you think about peace together on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing?

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