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May 8 is World Red Cross Day – do you know why?



Every year, May 8 marks World Red Cross Day to commemorate the more than 150 years of humanitarian actions by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement around the world.

Did you know the World Red Cross Day falls on May 8 to honour the birthday of Henry Dunant, the Swiss founder of the Red Cross?

Today we honour the work done worldwide by 17 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers to assist the most vulnerable in their communities and beyond.

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