World Red Cross Day

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World Red Cross Day also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year.

  • The day marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • He is also a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born on May 8, 1828.

  • This day is celebrated by the Red Cross Society in all countries.

  • It works for the welfare of people.

  • The World Red Cross Society provides food and other aid to people in natural disasters, wars, as well as diseases and epidemics.

  • Theme : 2022 - ‘BeHumanKind’

  • History of the day 

  • The first Red Cross Day was celebrated on 8 May 1948.

  • In 1946, during the Second World War, the Tokyo Resolution was implemented.

  • The resolution to celebrate World Red Cross Day annually was adopted on 8 May 1948, the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross.

  • In 1984 it was officially named "World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day".

  • Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

  • To stop and end suffering for every human being

  • Impartiality

  • Neutrality

  • Independence

  • Voluntary Service

  • Unity and Universality

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