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World Red Cross Day on 8th May

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day is commemorated every year on 8th May. This day is a yearly event that honors the principles of “The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement”. It is marked every year to pay tribute to the volunteers for their contribution to the people in need. It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Henry Dunant.  In 1863, he founded the Red Cross Committee International.

World Red Cross Day 2023 Theme

This year World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day will be celebrated on the theme “Everything we do comes #fromtheheart.” The theme of World Red Cross Day 2022 is “BeHumanKind”. The theme of the World Red Cross Day 2021 was “Together we are unstoppable”. The theme of World Red Cross Day 2019 was “love”.

Seven Principles of the Red Cross Society

  • Humanity:-The main objective is to defend life and health and to ensure respect for human beings. It encourages mutual understanding, friendship, and cooperation among all people.
  • Impartiality: It makes no discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions. The main aim is to help individuals on the basis of their requirements and to give preference to the most urgent cases of distress.
  • Neutrality: In order to keep the confidence of all, the movement does not engage in controversies of political, racial, religious, or ideological nature.
  • Independence: The movement is independent. The National Societies, which assist in the humanitarian services of the governments and are subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always keep their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the movement.
  • Voluntary service: It is a voluntary relief movement not provoked in any manner by a desire for gain.
  • Unity: The Red Cross society must carry on its philanthropic work throughout its territory.
  • Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies have equivalent status and share equal responsibilities and duties in supporting each other, is worldwide.
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Why do we celebrate World Red Cross Day?

The day is celebrated to honor the birthday of Henry Dunant.

What is the theme of World Red Cross Day for 2023?

The theme of World Red Cross Day for 2023 is “Everything we do comes from the heart.”

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