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150 years of the founding of the international committee of the Red Cross stamp

150 years of the founding of the international committee of the Red Cross stamp
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An ambitious idea of Henry Dunant (1828-1910) to alleviate human suffering and provide assistance to the victims of armed conflicts, natural and other disasters became reality 150 years ago with the foundation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Relief Societies, known today as National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Although in the beginning its sole objective was to ensure protection and assistance to the wounded in the battlefields, the scope of the International Committee of the Red Cross activities, as well as of the entire International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, has been constantly expanding to address ongoing humanitarian challenges. Through its direct action around the world, as well as by promoting of the development and respect of international humanitarian law, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as the largest humanitarian network of the world, still strives to improve the lives of victims and respond to all kinds of humanitarian crises on an impartial, independent and neutral basis.

The Red Cross of Serbia, at that time named the Serbian Red Cross Society, was founded and international recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1876, one of the first 15 organisations of the kind, and has enjoyed continual international recognition ever since.

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