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World Red Cross Day 2022: Theme, History, Significance

World Red Cross Day 2022: Theme, History, Significance – Every year, World Red Cross Day is observed on 8th May across the world to commemorate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. it aims to pay honours those millions of volunteers, staff and members of the world who are working to protect human life and health.

  • This day marks the birthday anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Henry Dunant.
  • in 1828, Henry was born on 8 May in Geneva.
  • he got the Nobel Prize for Peace.
  • On this day, People celebrate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.
  • World Red Cross Day is also called World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
  • it highlights the people who are suffering from the shortage of food, several natural calamities, war and epidemic diseases. they are given Basic amenities who are really in need.

World Red Cross Day 2022: Theme

  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2022 is “#BeHUMANKIND (Believe in the power of Kindness)”, focusing on the power of kindness and how it can impact the whole world.
  • World Red Cross Day 2019: The theme was “#love”.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2018 was “Memorable smiles from around the world”.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2017 was “Less known Red Cross stories”.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2016 was “Everywhere for Everyone“.
  • The theme of World Red Cross Day 2015 was “Together for Humanity”.

World Red Cross Day 2022: History

  • After World War I ended, an international commission introduced Red Cross as a major contribution to the peace in the world at the 14th International Conference of the Red Cross.
  • In the year 1934, Red Cross Truce’s principles were displayed and principles were approved at the 15th International Conference in Tokyo to get applicable all across the world in different regions.
  • Later, the International of the Red Cross Societies (IFRC) General Assembly asked to make it possible for the “League of the Red Cross Societies (LORCS)”.
  • after a period of two years, the proposal was passed to create World Red Cross Day on 8 May 1948 annually.
  • officially, it was called “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” in 1984.

Seven Main Principles of the Red Cross Society –

  • 1. Humanity: The main purpose of this principle is to protect life, and health and to make ensure respect for every human being. It helps to promote mutual understanding, friendship, and cooperation among all people.
  •  Impartiality: it means that there should not be made discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. the prime and most motive is to help the people solely on the basis of their needs and to give first priority to the most urgent distress cases.
  •  Neutrality: means to keep everyone neutral in providing help and any movement should not be attached to political, racial, religious or ideological controversies.
  •  Independence: means that auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries must always maintain their autonomy.
  • Voluntary Service: means that no one can be prompted in any manner by a desire for gain.
  •  Unity: This organisation will have to carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
  • Universality: it means to share equal liabilities and duties in helping each other and societies and people should have equal status.

World Red Cross Day 2020 – Slogans and Quotes

  • – The Red Needs You, Join Now!
  • – You’re Somebody’s Type
  • Donate Blood Save Lives
  • – Think Safety First
  • – Blood Is The Donation Of Life
  • – 15 Minutes Can Save 3 Lives
  • – Youth On The Move.

About International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Founder: Henry Dunant;
  • Founded: 17 February 1863, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • President: Peter Maurer.

World Red Cross Day 2022: FAQs

Why World Red Cross Day 2022 is observed in the world?

World Red Cross Day 2022 is observed to pay honours to those millions of volunteers, staff and members in the world who are working to protect human life and health. 

What is the theme of World Red Cross Day 2022?

The theme of World Red Cross Day 2022 is #BeHUMANKIND (Believe in the power of Kindness). it focuses on the power of kindness and how it can impact the whole world.

When world celebrate Red Cross Day each year?

Every year on May 8, World Red Cross day is celebrated to commemorate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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