The International Red Cross

The International Red Cross

by Sean Connolly
     
 

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The Red Cross movement started in the nineteenth century in Switzerland with the aim of caring for soldiers and civilians in during war. Today, it is a manor international organization the works to bring emergency relief to people around the world who are affected by natural disasters and war.  See more details below

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The Red Cross movement started in the nineteenth century in Switzerland with the aim of caring for soldiers and civilians in during war. Today, it is a manor international organization the works to bring emergency relief to people around the world who are affected by natural disasters and war.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The middle of the 19th century was a time of great change and progress throughout the world, though not always for the good. It was also a time of upheaval and conflict, and armies had more power to kill than ever before. The horrible conditions under which wounded soldiers suffered affected many who witnessed the terrible battles. One such witness, Henry Dunant, was moved to form an organization that would support and coordinate relief societies caring for wounded soldiers and civilians. In 1863, representatives of sixteen countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, and set in motion the events that resulted in the founding of the Red Cross. A year later, the Red Cross sponsored a conference that sought a way of preserving some level of humanity during warfare. The result was the "rules of war" we know as the Geneva Convention. Now international in scope, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a complex structure designed to respond quickly to conflict and emergencies around the world. The book's information is accompanied by detailed paragraphs set apart against variously colored backgrounds. The book also includes side bars labeled "… ON THE SCENE …" and "WHAT DO YOU THINK?" Photographic illustrations and reproductions of paintings and other graphics support and add interest to the text. This book is part of the "Global Organizations" series written to provide points-of-view that inspire debate about the success of each organization and help in the evaluation of the organization's actions. It concludes with a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a list of web sites, and an index. It would be a good addition to classes that teach social and current events, in debateclasses, and as a resource for AP classes. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897563359
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Black Rabbit Global Organizations Series
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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