16 Facts About Red Cross


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

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

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The Red 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 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 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 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 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 Cross erroneously stated that Jews were not deported from Theresienstadt.

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Red Cross flag is not to be confused with the Saint George's Cross depicted on the flags of England, Barcelona, Georgia, Freiburg im Breisgau, and several other places.

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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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The report categorically states that the Red Cross personnel accused of involvement were proven not to have been present; that a white helicopter was probably used in a military operation, but the helicopter was not a Red Cross helicopter, and must have been painted by one of several military organizations operating in the region at the time.

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