• World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated annually on May 8th to honor the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and was the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
    • The first-ever Red Cross Day was observed on May 8, 1948.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day for 2023 is “Everything we do comes from the heart.”
  • The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a worldwide humanitarian network that operates in almost every country across the globe.
  • The network offers aid and support to people in need during various emergencies, conflicts, disasters, and other crises and strives to alleviate human suffering, safeguard human dignity, and promote health, peace, and overall well-being.
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