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The founding mission of the Red Cross and its role in the history of Hawaiʻi

American Red Cross of Hawaii

The death toll continues to climb in Ukraine as Russian troops push in to seize key cities throughout the country. The images of war make us pause to consider those in need not just abroad, but here at home. The Conversation sat down recently with Hawaiʻi Red Cross Chief Executive Officer Diane Peters-Nguyen to talk about the beginnings of the International Red Cross and the American Red Cross.

This interview aired on The Conversation on March 22, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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