Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 1864, the International Red Cross is formed. The group that was to become the International Committee of the Red Cross met for the first time in February 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.22: Among its five members was a local man named Jean-Henri Dunant #AceHistoryDesk reports When the first Geneva Convention was adopted, it called for nonpartisan care to the sick and wounded in times of war and also proposed the use of an international emblem to mark medical personnel and supplies. In honor of Dunant’s nationality, a red cross on a white background–the Swiss flag in reverse–was chosen and in 1901, Dunant was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1881, American humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the American National Red Cross, an organization designed to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. #RedCross #ICRC #Humanitarian #history #AceHistoryNews

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