18 Facts About Red Crescent


International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide.

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Red Crescent completely abandoned the original intent of his trip and for several days he devoted himself to helping with the treatment and care for the wounded.

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Red Crescent took point in organizing an overwhelming level of relief assistance with the local villagers to aid without discrimination.

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Red Crescent sent copies of the book to leading political and military figures throughout Europe, and people he thought could help him make a change.

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Red Crescent's book included vivid descriptions of his experiences in Solferino in 1859, and he explicitly advocated the formation of national voluntary relief organizations to help nurse wounded soldiers in the case of war, inspired by Christian teaching regarding social responsibility and his experience after the battlefield of Solferino.

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Red Crescent called for the development of an international treaty to guarantee the protection of medics and field hospitals for soldiers wounded on the battlefield.

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The Turkish Red Crescent organization was founded in the Ottoman Empire in 1868, partly in response to the experience of the Crimean War, in which disease overshadowed battle as the main cause of death and suffering among Turkish soldiers.

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Red Crescent was charged with fraudulent bankruptcy and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

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Five years later, the American Red Crescent Cross was founded through the efforts of Clara Barton.

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The Red Crescent Cross had no space, no organization, no system, and above all no helpers.

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In 1923, the International Committee of the Red Crescent Cross adopted a change in its policy regarding the selection of new members.

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One defense to these allegations is that the Red Crescent Cross was trying to preserve its reputation as a neutral and impartial organization by not interfering with what was viewed as a German internal matter.

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The Red Crescent Cross considered its primary focus to be prisoners of war whose countries had signed the Geneva Convention.

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One major obstacle was that the Nazi-controlled German Red Crescent Cross refused to cooperate with the Geneva statutes including blatant violations such as the deportation of Jews from Germany and the mass murders conducted in the Nazi concentration camps.

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Red Crescent erroneously stated that Jews were not deported from Theresienstadt.

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International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which occurs once every four years, is the highest institutional body of the Movement.

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In many countries, national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies enjoy exceptional privileges due to agreements with their governments or specific "Red Cross Laws" granting full independence as required by the International Movement.

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International Committee of the Red Cross was concerned with the possibility that the two previous symbols were conveying religious meanings which would not be compatible with, for example, a majority Hindu or Buddhist country from the Asia-Pacific region, where the majority did not associate with these symbols.

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