When is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?

Every year, 8 May marks World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
When is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?
Why is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?
What is Red Cross Society
Seven Principles of the Red Cross Society
How is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?

Every year, 8 May marks World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, a day to praise the standards, values, history, and effect of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

When is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?

This World Red Cross Day, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is putting kindness in the picture and encouraging people around the world to #BeHumanKIND.

These past months and years have been marked by multiple crises that have spared no one and have hit the most vulnerable people the hardest—from Covid-19 to the climate crises, humanitarian emergencies, and escalating conflicts.

But despite this, there is so much hope and humanity to be found in the form of acts of kindness. It is believed that acts of kindness have the power to spark a ripple effect, to multiply, to spread across communities, countries, and the whole world.

Why is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?

This date is the commemoration of Henry Dunant’s birth in 1828, the principal architect of the Movement. He achieved the horrible enduring at the Battle of Solferino, in Italy in 1859. His book A Memory of Solferino brought about his compassionate vision and prompted the arrangement of intentional alleviation social orders to have care given to the injured in wartime with next to no qualification.

On this day the standards of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent development were praised. World Red Cross Day is otherwise called World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. It is devoted to individuals who experience the ill effects of the deficiency of food, a few regular disasters, battles as well as a scourge of infections.

Fundamental conveniences are likewise given to individuals who are truly out of luck. Numerous legislatures and private associations become dynamic individuals to assist penniless individuals who are enduring a few fiascos.

History of World Red Cross Day

The first World Red Cross Day was celebrated on May 8, 1948. In 1946 during World War II, the Tokyo proposal was put into effect. In 1946 during World War II, the Tokyo proposition was placed into impact. The chance of a yearly festival was asked by the Board of Governors of the ‘League of the Red Cross Societies (LORCS)’, later called the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies.

After two years the proposition of observing World Red Cross Day was embraced on 8 May 1948, the birth commemoration of Henry Dunant, the originator of the Red Cross. In 1984 formally it was named “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day”. The authority title of the day changed over the long haul and became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in 1984.

What is Red Cross Society

The Red Cross panel comprises 17 and 25 individuals who are enabled to coordinate lifesaving occasions and shield casualty’s poise on a public and global level under basic freedoms regulation.

Red Crescent Societies are partnered and work in participation with the World Red Cross to aid the exercises of the development. Public Red Crescent social orders and Red Cross Societies are found in pretty much every country around the world.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global compassionate development with around 17-million workers, individuals, and staff overall which was established to safeguard human existence and wellbeing, to guarantee regard for every single person, and to forestall and reduce human affliction.

Seven Principles of the Red Cross Society

1. Humanity: The main aim is to protect life, and health and to ensure respect for every human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, and cooperation amongst all people.

2. Impartiality: No discrimination should be made on the basis of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions. The first and foremost motive is to help the people solely on the basis of their needs and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

3. Neutrality: The main purpose of this principle is to keep everyone neutral in providing help and the movement should not be affected by political, racial, religious, or ideological controversies.

4. Independence: We all know that this movement is independent. 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 in accordance with the principles of the movement.

5. Voluntary Service: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

6. Unity: This organization must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

7. Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies and people have equal status and share equal liabilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

How is World Red Cross Day Celebrated?

Learn more about the Red Cross and its founder Jean-Henri Dunant who initiated the Red Cross after a meeting with Napoleon III.

Donate blood to save the lives of people in need of blood.

Watch for and attend local programs that honor local heroes who have made an invaluable impact on life protection. In many local events, several people may be recognized in various categories such as law enforcement, military, and fire and rescue.

If you think we missed out on anything about World Red Cross Day, then please do add them in the comments section. 

14 March 2024, 17:38 | Views: 949

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