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WORLD RED CROSS DAY 

 8TH MAY 

World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day and is celebrated on May 8 every year. It is observed on this day as Henry Dunant, the founder of ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) was born. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There are five founding members- Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States. The Red Cross is headquartered in Washington DC in the United States. 

AIM OF ICRC 

It aims to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold  human dignity, especially during armed conflicts and emergencies. It  works for the welfare of people. It is present in every country and  supported by millions of volunteers. 

 

RED CROSS DAY 2021  

The theme for Red Cross Day 2021 is “TOGETHER WE ARE  UNSTOPPABLE“. Due to the pandemic, there are no campaigns and  drives held this year.

 

RED CROSS FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES HUMANITY –

Its purpose is to protect humans from suffering and ensure respect for every individual. It promotes friendship, mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace amongst people. 

 

 

IMPARTIALITY-It provides relief to the people in need without any discrimination based on nationality, race, religious beliefs, and class, etc. It is solely guided by the needs. 

 

NEUTRALITY-The movement does not engage itself in any kind of  controversies and enjoys the confidence of all. 

INDEPENDENCE-The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the  humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of  their respective countries must always maintain their autonomy so that  they may be able at all times to act by the principles of the movement. 

 

VOLUNTARY SERVICES-It is a voluntary relief movement and  not engaged in any kind of gain. 

 

UNITY-There can only be one Red Cross in any one country and is open to all. 

 

UNIVERSALITY All societies have equal status, responsibilities, and duties in helping each other worldwide. 

 

By – AAMNA AKHMAD