World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on the 8th of May each year.This date is the anniversary of the birth ofHenry Dunant (born 8 May 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize

The idea for an “annual action [that] could take hold in the whole world … [that] would be a major contribution to peace” was introduced after just after World War I and evolved out of the “Red Cross Truce, an initiative that was studied by an international commission established at the 14th International Conference of the Red Cross. Its results,pesented to the 15th International Conference in Tokyo in 1934, was approved and having considered the principles of the truce, and its applicability across different regg ons of the world, the General Assembly of the International Federation of the Red Cross Societies (IFRC) asked the League of the Red Cross Societies(LORCS) to study the feasibility of adopting an annual International Red Cross Day.Two years later, the proposal was adopted and the first Red Cross Day was celebrated on 8 May 1948. The official title of the day has changed over time, and it became “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” in 1984

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