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A background into the Red Cross Agency/ Association, and how its mission is to help others.

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The Power of the Cross

Mission Statement:

The American Red Cross a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principle of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

 Founded May 21, 1881, by Clara Barton

Started in Washington D.C.

International humanitarian law forms a major part of public international law and comprises the rules which, in times of armed conflict, seek to protect people who are not or are no longer taking part in the hostilities and to restrict the methods and means of warfare employed.More precisely, what the ICRC means international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts is international treaty or customary rules which are specially intended to resolve matters of humanitarian concern arising directly from armed conflicts, whether an international or non-international nature; for humanitarian reasons those rules restrict the right of the parties to a conflict to use the methods and means of warfare of their choice, and protect people and property affected or liable to be affected by the conflict

Humanitarian Law

What does it do?

Helps with disaster relief (provides food, shelter, and clothing for those in need)

Helps rebuild/build homes

Bottom line: It helps those in need due to disasters

Without the Red Cross, many refugees, from war conditions to natural disasters, would have no way of rescue, 

no hope...

and nothing to be thankful for...

the Red Cross allows these refugees to survive through the toughest conditions


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