May 9, 2024

May 8 – World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Every year, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates May 8 – the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, in honor of Anry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, who was born on May 8, 1828. On that occasion, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies on all continents around the world organize appropriate activities to raise awareness on the importance of the fundamental principles and values of the Movement and to express our gratitude and recognition to all our volunteers and supporters for the support they provide to the Red Cross. This year, May 8th is marked under the motto “Keeping Humanity Alive” as a reminder of the permanent commitment of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support human dignity and our efforts to alleviate human suffering and provide aid and support to people who are faced with a variety of security, health and social challenges.

Unfortunately, today all over the world, there are still wars, natural disasters, epidemics and social challenges that affect people’s health, safety and well-being. United as a Movement and with the support of millions of volunteers around the world, we invite you to join us in our humane mission to continue nurturing humanity in order to have a more humane and kinder environment where the dignity and well-being of citizens will be most important. We invite you through your personal example of humanity and solidarity together with the Red Cross to continue encouraging people to do good things and take care of people who are in trouble.


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