The International Red Cross

On October 29, 1863, representatives of eighteen countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, and agreed to form what became the International Red Cross. The International Committee for Relief to the Wounded met from October 26–29, 1863, to develop possible measures to improve medical services on the battlefield. The conference was attended by 36 individuals: eighteen official delegates from national governments, six delegates from other non-governmental organizations, … Continue reading The International Red Cross