World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Every year on May 8th, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, also known as World Red Cross Day, is celebrated. This significant date marks the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the inaugural recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Born on May 8, 1828, in Geneva, Switzerland, Dunant passed away on October 30, 1910, in Heiden, Switzerland.

The occasion serves as a moment to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff who respond to emergencies and crises globally. It provides an opportunity to express gratitude for the tireless work of the expansive network of organizations, volunteers, and staff committed to making a positive impact.