1863: the creation of the first National Society at the beginning of the Movement’s history

31 December 2012 Stefanie Haumer

"Would it not be possible, in time of peace and quiet, to form relief societies for the purpose of having care given to the wounded in wartime by zealous, devoted and thoroughly qualified volunteers?"

Henry Dunant, A Memory of Solferino, English version, 1939, p. 115.

About the author

Stefanie Haumer
Legal advisor at the Department of International Law of the German Red Cross.