This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, September 26, 2020


October 29, 1863

Eighteen countries meeting in...
Eighteen countries meeting in Geneva agree to form the International Red Cross. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. States parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005, have given the ICRC a mandate to protect the victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.
International Red Cross, Geneva
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