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International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

08.11.2017 | 13:44

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in Geneva in 1863.

Mission:

Helping wounded, sick and detainees during armed conflicts, assisting victims of natural disasters

Principles:

humanity

impartiality

neutrality

independence

voluntariness

unity

universality

Emblems

The Red Cross is the first symbol of the International Red Cross, which, initially, had no religious connotation. It is the reverse of the flag of Switzerland.

The Red Crescent was introduced for the Muslim countries in 1829.

The Red Crystal is a project of a religiously-neutral symbol of the organization.

Today, the ICRC employs 16,800 people in more than 80 countries. The Belarusian Red Cross Society unites more than 22,000 volunteers.

Source: data from open sources