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WORLD RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT DAY 2021

WORLD RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT DAY 2021

Context

Every year, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is observed on 8 May.

Details

  • Theme 2021 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: ‘Unstoppable’.
  • The day is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, born on 8 May 1828.
  • Henry Dunant is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  •  He is also a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris.
  • Five founding members - Britain, France, Italy, Japan and the United States.
  • Mission of ICRC : To protect and assist victims of armed conflict and promote understanding and respect for international humanitarian law.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross won  three Nobel Peace Prizes (in 1917, 1944, and 1963).
  • Headquarter : Geneva, Switzerland.

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