150 years of humanitarian action with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
08-05-2013 Photo gallery
In 1863, the same year the Red Cross was created, the first Red Cross Society – the Society for the Relief of the Wounded – was founded in the State of Württemberg. Now, 150 years later, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has 188 National Societies in what solidarity and cooperation have made the largest humanitarian network in the world. Here is a series of photos illustrating the cooperation between the ICRC and the National Societies down through their history.