How did Philippine Red Cross begin?
On February 14, 1947, the Philippines proclaimed its commitment to adhere to the Geneva Red Cross Convention, which necessitated the creation of a Philippine Red Cross. The creation of this body was fulfilled on March 22, 1947, when Republic Act 95 was signed into law by President Manuel Roxas.
Who founded the Red Cross and when?
Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War.
Is Red Cross part of the government?
We are an independent entity that is organized and exists as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable institution pursuant to a charter granted to us by the United States Congress. Unlike other congressionally chartered organizations, the Red Cross maintains a special relationship with the federal government.
What is the goal of Red Cross?
The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being.
How many countries are involved in the Red Cross?
The ICRC worldwide
We have 20,000 staff in over 100 countries, helping people affected by armed conflict and violence.