International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2016
All around the world, every hour of every day, the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is at work. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – celebrated each year on 8 May – is an opportunity to recognise the amazing work of volunteers and staff who go out saving lives and changing minds every day. #redcrescentday #redcrossday
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The impact of a global movement
The power of humanity
The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement reaches into all levels of society from government offices to communities.
“After volunteering, I believe in myself, I can do better. I do more volunteer work and help others.”
“I can’t turn my back on the people here. I can’t turn my back on the children.”
A Red Cross first aid course gave a grandmother the confidence and skills to save her granddaughter’s life.
“I don’t care where they are from and our patients don’t care where I am from. That is what this Movement is all about.”
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12 months after two devastating earthquakes, communities in Nepal are building more resilient homes.
Volunteers: the lifeblood of the Movement
We reach millions of people with aid and support each year. Often those in need of assistance become the next generation of volunteers.
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