The theme ?Together for Humanity? will stress the need of partnerships of organizations working with same humanitarian cause both at the local and global levels. It is also the day to appreciate millions of members and volunteers of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies who fcurrently orm the largest humanitarian network of relief worldwide.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), founded in 1863 in Geneva, consists of 25 members and is authorized and empowered to protect the life and dignity of the victims of national and international war or conflicts under international human rights law. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies exist in almost every country of the world today with 186 National Societies recognized by the ICRC.
Under the Geneva Convention, the Red Cross, Red Crescent and red crystal emblems provide protection for military medical services and relief workers in armed conflicts and are to be placed on humanitarian and medical vehicles and buildings.