World Peace Council supports Nobel for Cuban medical brigade

Brasilia, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The World Peace Council ratified its support for the proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical contingent Henry Reeve, in recognition of its historic humanitarian work.

In a letter sent to Berit Reiss-Andersen, president of the Norwegian award committee, the international body indicates, ‘the Covid-19 pandemic is another example of how essential international solidarity is in promoting a fair peace and soothing the suffering of people during emergencies.’

In that sense, she points out, the work that the Cuban medical contingent Henry Reeve has carried out long before the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak stands out as the most sincere paradigm.

For the Council, that fact leads them to request that they ‘recognize how courageous and exemplary the group’s effort is by awarding it the Nobel Peace Prize.’

Reiss-Andersen highlights that various Cuban medical brigades are currently saving lives in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, 27 in Africa, two in the Middle East, and seven in Asia.

She recalls that Cuba’s medicine has provided humanitarian medical assistance for some 60 years, even when the country has gone through extreme economic challenges that also last over six decades and impose serious hardships on the Cuban people.

Even so, the non-governmental organization remarks, ‘Cubans have overcome this barrier to show the world the best way to build peace and bridges, so that other peoples can have the opportunity to overcome their own challenges and not lose their lives before achieving it.’

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