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World Red Cross Day 2022: 08 May

Category : Important Days
Published on: May 10 2022 Share on facebook

  • World Red Cross Day also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year. 
  • This date marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • He is also the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. 
  • He was born on May 8, 1828.
  • The day is celebrated by the Red Cross society across all the countries. 
  • It was first celebrated in the year 1948.
  • It works for the welfare of people. World Red Cross Society provides for food shortages, natural disasters, wars as well as diseases and epidemics.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2022 is ‘BeHumanKind’.
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