History of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement
Do you know where and how the Red Cross started? Please click on the links below and find out!
1859: The battle of Solferino (northern Italy)
Fought between the army of the Franco-Sardinian alliance of Napoleon III and the forces of the Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph. The Swiss, Henry Dunant, intervenes to help the wounded on both sides, an act regarded as the beginning of the Red Cross movement. (Carlo Bossoli, 1815-1884)
For more pictures and explanations throughout the years please click on here:http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/foreign_affairs/A_chronology_of_caring.html?cid=33001948
A chronology of caring
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has seen many advances in human rights in its 150-year history. Yet there have also been tragic events where the international community has been powerless to help.