International Committee of the Red Cross

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International Committee of the Red Cross

  1. 1. TheThe International Red CrossInternational Red Cross is a privateis a private humanitarian institution withhumanitarian institution with approximately 97 million volunteersapproximately 97 million volunteers worldwide which was founded toworldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensureprotect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and torespect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering,prevent and alleviate human suffering, without any discrimination based onwithout any discrimination based on nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs,nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.class or political opinions.
  2. 2. On February 9, 1863, inOn February 9, 1863, in Geneva, Henry DunantGeneva, Henry Dunant founded the "Committee offounded the "Committee of the Five" (together with fourthe Five" (together with four other leading figures fromother leading figures from well-known Genevawell-known Geneva families) as an investigatoryfamilies) as an investigatory commission of the Genevacommission of the Geneva Society for Public Welfare.Society for Public Welfare. Their aim was to examineTheir aim was to examine the feasibility of Dunant'sthe feasibility of Dunant's ideas and to organize anideas and to organize an international conferenceinternational conference about their possibleabout their possible implementation.implementation.
  3. 3. In October 1863, the international conference organizedIn October 1863, the international conference organized by the committee was held in Geneva to developby the committee was held in Geneva to develop possible measures to improve medical services on thepossible measures to improve medical services on the battlefield.battlefield. The ICRCThe ICRC HeadquaterHeadquater in Genevain Geneva
  4. 4. LegendLegend ›    Red Cross Society ›    Red Crescent Society ›    Red Crystal Society (in Israel, Magen David Adom)
  5. 5.  to monitor compliance of warring parties with the Genevato monitor compliance of warring parties with the Geneva ConventionsConventions  to organize nursing and care for those who are wounded onto organize nursing and care for those who are wounded on the battlefieldthe battlefield  to supervise the treatment of prisoners of warto supervise the treatment of prisoners of war
  6. 6.  to help with the search for missing persons in an armed conflictto help with the search for missing persons in an armed conflict  to organize protection and care for civil populationsto organize protection and care for civil populations  to arbitrate between warring parties in an armed conflictto arbitrate between warring parties in an armed conflict
  7. 7. Hunger and malnutrition are the main problems of theHunger and malnutrition are the main problems of the modern world. 400 million children worldwide suffermodern world. 400 million children worldwide suffer from hunger. ICRC helps countries affected by famine.from hunger. ICRC helps countries affected by famine.
  8. 8. Today many countries are touched by natural disasters.Today many countries are touched by natural disasters. ICRC helps victims. The organisation provides foods andICRC helps victims. The organisation provides foods and provides support.provides support. Landslide in ChinaLandslide in China Earthquake in ItalyEarthquake in Italy
  9. 9. Tsunami in HaitiTsunami in Haiti
  10. 10. Thank you for your attentionThank you for your attention Martyna ByrkaMartyna Byrka Joanna WójtowiczJoanna Wójtowicz KarolinaKarolina JamrózJamróz GIMNAZJUM NR 1GIMNAZJUM NR 1 IM. PAPIEŻA JANA PAWŁA IIIM. PAPIEŻA JANA PAWŁA II W NOWEJ DĘBIEW NOWEJ DĘBIE

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