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2019 edition of World Red Cross Day (WRCD)

The World Red Cross Day (WRCD) is observed every year on May 8 to recognize the extraordinary contribution and incredible achievements of the stalwarts and volunteers around the world for helping the people in need anytime, anywhere. It is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made unparalleled contribution to people in need. ..

Red Cross calls for a total ban on nuclear weapons

On 8th of February 2019, the Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons & also gave warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. For this burning issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red ..

United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Red Cross have signs pact to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen, Myanmar, DRC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling $11 million. Under the agreement, the UAE will provide the ICRC with $6 ..

2018 World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (WRCRCD)

The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (WRCRCD) is observed every year on May 8 to recognize the extraordinary contribution and incredible achievements of the stalwarts and volunteers around the world for helping the people in need anytime, anywhere. The day also marks the birth anniversary Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of International Committee ..

Aman Sethi: ICRC award

Aman Sethi, The Hindu ‘s Chhattisgarh correspondent won the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues. His article on 3 Chhattisgarh villages burn maliciously by police commandos in March 2011 was adjudged the best among various entries from all over the country. Nearly 300 ..