The 8th May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born 8th May 1828), the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. It is a day that is dedicated to reminding us of our responsibility to work towards alleviating human suffering, upholding human dignity, protecting life, and helping in whatever way we can when emergencies and natural disasters such as flood, epidemics, and earthquakes occur.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is meant to inspire, facilitate and promote all humanitarian activities that are carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the National Societies which are its members.
The Red Cross is an important part of our identity at UWC Red Cross Nordic – with shared values and philosophy at the heart of our work. We are very proud of the association.