World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year.
This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (1828- 1910) who recorded his memories and experiences of the Battle of Solferino in the book A Memory of Solferino, which inspired the creation of the International Commitee of the Red Cross in 1863.
The international Red Cross was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
Henry Dunant was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
Today, 151 years after its establishment, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement help more than 277 million people worldwide.
Happy World Red Cross Red Crescent Day!