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What is the Red Cross?

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s biggest compassionate system that helps poor individuals amid the seasons of war and cataclysmic events. It contains:

The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with 190 enlisted social orders.

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American Red Cross Administrative Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

How was the Red Cross formed?

It was a terrible fight that brought forth the thought for the Red Cross. In 1859, a Swiss business visionary Jean Henri Dunant went to meet the French Emperor Napoleon III, looking for his assistance for a business adventure. Dunant did not get an opportunity to meet the French ruler. Be that as it may, he happened to observe an abhorrent fight – the Battle of Solferino, where somewhere in the range of 40,000 troops were killed or injured in a solitary day. Understanding that neither of the warring militaries had the restorative corps, Dunant organized a gathering of volunteers to convey medicinal guide and nourishment to the injured.

Global Committee for Relief to the Wounded

In 1863, Dunant, with four other men in Geneva, set up an association called ‘Universal Committee for Relief to the Wounded’ which was later renamed as the Red Cross. Following a year in 1864, under the administration of Red Cross, 16 nations held a meeting at Geneva and marked the Geneva Convention which is presently an implicit rules for war for securing injured officers, Red Cross volunteers, detainees of wars and non military personnel populace. A similar gathering embraced the white banner with a red cross which is the switch of the Swiss banner, having a white cross out of sight.

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American National Red Cross

What does the Red Cross do?

The mission of the Red Cross is to give helpful administration to casualties of war and catastrophic events. Amid wartime, it gives its administrations to the injured warriors and detainees of war. It likewise gives medicinal guide to the casualties of cataclysmic events, for example, wave, dry spell, seismic tremor and flood. Amid peacetime, it composes instructive mindfulness crusades to improve the soundness of the overall population. Blood donation center administration, rescue vehicle administration, versatile wellbeing camps, wellbeing preparing, tree manor and sanitation are a portion of the fundamental exercises of the Red Cross volunteers.

8 Interesting realities about the Red Cross

  • World Red Cross Day is commended on May 8 consistently, to remember the birth commemoration of the development’s originator, Jean Henri Dunant.
  • For concocting the possibility of Red Cross and his commitment towards its exercises, Jean Henri Dunant was granted the primary Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901.
  • The Red Cross system had raised more than $3 billion for help for the 2004 Indian Ocean tidal wave unfortunate casualties.
  • In the year 2008, the IFRC reacted to 623 fiascos around the world.
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American Red Cross providing assistance during the 1994 Northridge earthquake
  • The system has in excess of 97 million staff, volunteers, and supporters.
  • Red Cross known as Red Crescent in the Muslim nations and Red Star in Israel.
  • The Red Cross association has won three Nobel Peace Prizes-in 1917, 1944 and 1963.
  • The author Hemingway was a rescue vehicle driver in World War 1.

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