Joseph Adefarasin

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Joseph Adefarasin
Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin (1920-1989).jpg
Born1921
Died28 March 1989 (aged 68)
NationalityNigerian
Spouse(s)Hilda Adefarasin
ChildrenPaul Adefarasin
Wale Adefarasin
AwardsHenry Dunant Medal

Justice Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin (1921 – 28 March 1989) was a Nigerian High Court judge, born in Ijebu-Ode. He was the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 1977 to 1981. He was the first African to hold this position and was awarded the Henry Dunant Medal, which is the highest World Red Cross award. He was married to Hilda Adefarasin. They had five children including Paul Adefarasin and Wale Adefarasin.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
José Barroso Chávez
President of the
International League of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies

1977–1981
Succeeded by
Enrique de la Mata