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  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Japan: red sun and red strip, emblem of Hakuaisha society, founded 1877 and equivalent of a national red cross society, society changed name to the Red Cross and adopted the red cross emblem in 1866.
Sudan: red rhinoceros, suggested as a common emblem for the new Sudanese society which united the previous branches of the Red Crescent Society of Egypt and the British Red Cross.
A white flag with a red cross shall be flown at the mainmast as high as possible." Hospital ships that are provisionally detained by the enemy haul down their national colors.
www.atlasgeo.net /fotw/flags/ifrcrc.html   (1326 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror ...
The Federation was previously known as the "League of Red Cross Societies" (prior to 1983) and the "League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies" (prior to 1991).
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies must be distinguished from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Its original symbol, a red cross on a white background, is a reversal of white cross on a red background of the Swiss flag.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=15488   (346 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world, for it is present and active in almost every country.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
www.redcross.lv /en/rcrc.htm   (929 words)

  
 Powerful Quake Leaves Thousands Dead; Millions Homeless
In Islamabad, Pakistan, Pakistan Red Crescent ambulances were deployed to the collapsed apartment buildings to transport the injured to hospitals.
As a national society linked to the Pakistan Red Crescent and the Indian Red Cross through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the American Red Cross is prepared to help its sister societies.
Contributions to the International Response Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
www.redcross.org /article/0,1072,0_312_4723,00.html   (579 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (IFRC) - FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE LA ...
For more than 75 years the International Federation has played a significant role in providing relief in the aftermath of conflicts and natural disasters, and in building local capacities to deal with the needs of the most vulnerable individuals and populations of the world.
The 169 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies members of the International Federation constitute a unique combination of a presence in the remotest villages and a voice on the international level, enabling us to act with rapidity when required, and to speak with confidence on issues of importance to the most vulnerable.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the largest humanitarian organization in the world, stands ready to play its part in the implementation of the Plan of Action adopted by the World Food Summit.
www.fao.org /docrep/003/x0736m/rep2/ifrc.htm   (639 words)

  
 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Home English
In collaboration with the Sudanese Red Crescent, the ICRC continues to bring assistance to the victims of the ongoing violence.
The 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has amended the Movement's statutes to incorporate the additional emblem of the red crystal, which has the same status as the red cross and red crescent.
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the ICRC, is organising the 29th Round Table on Current Problems of International Humanitarian Law.
www.icrc.org /eng   (716 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
More often a full logo of the organization is used on a white bed sheet - the red crescent and cross in the middle of two fl concentric circles, between which is written the name of the organization.
The International Movement of the Red Cross is composed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
In Asia, there's a Red Wheel for India (along with a Red Swastika, also for Sri Lanka), a Red Sun and Strip for Japan, and a Red Cross and Flame for Thailand.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/int-ifrc.html   (941 words)

  
 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
Ten minutes and dozens of Kalashnikov rounds later, one of the Land Cruisers was lying bullet-riddled in the ditch, and the three International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegates traveling inside were dead, one of them beheaded; but the second vehicle had managed to escape.
First adopted in the 1864 Geneva Convention, the red cross on a white background was formally described in the 1949 Geneva Conventions as intended to be a “compliment to Switzerland,” formed by reversing the Swiss federal colors: a white cross on a red background.
Turkey, asserting that Muslim soldiers found the cross offensive, unilaterally began using a red crescent in 1876, and this was accepted in the 1929 update of the Geneva Convention along with the now unused “red lion and sun” for Iran.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/redcross-rescrescent.html   (1050 words)

  
 Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Pakistan Red Crescent Society was founded on December 20th, 1947 by an order called ‘The Pakistan Red Cross Order’ that was issued by Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Governor General of Pakistan and Founder President of the Society.
The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) formally recognized it on July 21st 1948.
Pakistan Red Cross Society was renamed as Pakistan Red Crescent Society in 1973.
www.prcs.org.pk   (194 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement provides a response that limits the spread of the disease.
Last year, 53 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies throughout Africa pledged to mobilise two million volunteers for the fight against the virus over the next ten years.
We call on governments to build partnerships with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with other members of civil society to protect and care for people living with HIV and AIDS.
www.un.org /ga/aids/statements/docs/ifrcrcsE.html   (832 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Teams up With Microsoft to Improve Technology ...
According to Niskala, many of the Federation's 181 member national societies have urgent technology needs, and the improvements offered by Microsoft are expected to improve the efficiency of local Red Cross and Red Crescent operations and the ability of national societies to collaborate more effectively and share best practices.
Comprising a unique network of 181 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, the Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.
The Federation, the national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross together constitute the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
www.csrwire.com /article.cgi/3771.html   (898 words)

  
 International Federation/Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Activities- Canadian Red Cross
With the increasing threat of war, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and International Federation are speeding up preparations for responding to a possible humanitarian crisis in the country.
With the support of the International Federation, the IRCS has developed a disaster response plan covering all 18 governorates of the country, with skilled managers and more than 3,000 volunteers ready to provide first aid to civilians displaced or made homeless.
Youth department and several branches are also involved in dissemination of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the Fundamental Principles of the Movement.
www.redcross.ca /article.asp?id=001771&tid=001   (404 words)

  
 Iridium Satellite LLC :: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Receives Iridium Phone ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
"The commitment of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to the people devastated by the tsunami is awe-inspiring," said Carmen Lloyd, CEO and chairman of Iridium Satellite.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Some 14 emergency response units specialized in water purification, health care, logistics and telecommunications have been deployed, and thousands of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are providing survivors with food, clothes and other emergency articles.
sev.prnewswire.com /telecommunications/20050118/DCTU00418012005-1.html   (518 words)

  
 Red Cross Red Crescent - Make a donation
In a world of poverty, war, displacement and disaster, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies serves those in need without regard as to race, religion, class or political belief.
Together with Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the Federation acts locally to respond to humanitarian challenges everywhere, everyday.
Please note that you may also make a donation directly to the Red Cross or Red Crescent in your country, and so attract any national tax relief.
www.ifrc.org /helpnow/donate/donate_response.asp   (288 words)

  
 UNICEF DPRK - Partners - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The mission of the Red Cross Society (RCS) in DPR Korea is to prevent and alleviate the suffering of people, promote their health and welfare, contribute to friendship and cooperation among peoples and thus contribute to world peace.
The focus of the Federation’s response began with emergency relief but has moved to integrated longer term health, disaster preparedness and response and capacity building programmes.
The DPR Korea Red Cross continues to respond to disasters with the support of the Federation.
www.unicef.org /dprk/partners_237.html   (190 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching a preliminary appeal for 1.3 million Swiss francs (€ 846,000/1 million US$) to support the assistance programmes set up by National Red Crescent Societies for people fleeing hostilities in Lebanon.
The funds will be used initially to assist some 50,000 people over the next three months and to replenish stocks of emergency items distributed to the thousands of evacuees and other affected populations, such as host families.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 185 member National Societies.
www.ifrc.org   (239 words)

  
 American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers paid and non-paid internship positions for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
Students participating in the American Red Cross internship programs are involved in professional projects, assignments and activities during their tenure with an assigned staff person.
All work assignments are designed to provide student interns with stimulating and challenging work that will prove to be beneficial for both the American Red Cross as well as the student participants during their internship tenure.
www.redcross.org /services/youth/0,1082,0_416_,00.html   (348 words)

  
 Yellowdog Bookmart--The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Founded in 1919, the International Federation comprises 176 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, a Secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world.
The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.
cqi.com /yellowdog/ifrc.htm   (372 words)

  
 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Topic: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
The recent surge in cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola has alerted many neighbouring countries to the risk it poses.
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 CARIBBEAN ::International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
CARIBBEAN ::International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Jamaica Red Cross signs MOU for community disaster preparedness project
CONTACT US The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 185 member National Societies.
www.caribbeanredcross.org   (144 words)

  
 Red Cross Red Crescent - Make a donation
Please note that you may also make a donation directly to the Red Cross or Red Crescent in your country, and so attract any national tax relief, by clicking here.
I have read and understood that this donation will not attract any national tax relief.
Tick this box if you would like to receive news and updates from the International Federation.
donate.ifrc.org   (230 words)

  
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Reuters AlertNet - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - Switzerland
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - Switzerland
www.alertnet.org /thepeople/members/218536.htm   (87 words)

  
 American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
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