"Founder of the Red Cross" International Red Cross and Red Crescent Tip by CliffClaven


It was a citizen of Geneva, Henry Dunant, who founded the International Red Cross in 1863. Since then - in spite of, or perhaps because of, the horrors the world has managed to inflict on itself - the International Red Cross has endeavoured unceasingly to alleviate misery and suffering around the world. With successive Geneva Conventions, it has attempted to regulate conduct in war and ensure proper treatment for civilians and prisoners. Henry Dunant was awarded the very first Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901, and the International Red Cross subsequently won in the war years of 1917 and 1944 and in its centenary year in 1963.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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