World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: May 8

May 8th is “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day”.

In 1948, this day was set as the anniversary of the Red Cross.

This is the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant.

Dunant is a Swiss businessman born on May 8, 1828.

In 1859, during the Italian Unification War, he witnessed many soldiers injured in the battle.

Since then, he has been pondering the care of the injured and the importance of life.

And he, who founded the Red Cross, won the Nobel Peace Prize.

・References
https://tama.wtf/jp/society/today/world-red-cross-and-red-crescent-day
ICRC: World Red Cross and Red Crescent day 2020

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