Red Cross background and history

100 years of Multilateralism Geneva exhibition examines human struggle between war and peace

A unique exhibition in Geneva features priceless documents, including a 4,500-year-old peace treaty and Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

IFRC Red Cross inaugurates new Geneva HQ

The new CHF59.4 million ($58.3 million) headquarters building was built thanks to a Swiss government loan.

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International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.

Humanitarian aid Swiss continue to pledge funding for ICRC

The cabinet has pledged CHF80 million ($83.1 million) towards the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for this year. The ...

Cost of conflicts ICRC to raise budget and relocate staff

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking its donors for CHF1.6 billion ($1.68 billion) to help millions of people affected by ...

War record How the ICRC stood by First World War prisoners

Geneva, September 1914. Handed a list of names of captured soldiers, a typist at the International Prisoners-of-War Agency (IPWA) fixes an index ...

Red Cross boss Conflicts are ‘evolving into new forms’

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, is trying to make the organisation more transparent. In an ...

Looking ahead "The ICRC today is a paradox"

As a humanitarian agency, the International Committee for the Red Cross has carved out a niche for itself compared with its competitors, but a ...

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Lending a helping hand around the world The Swiss-run International Committee of the Red Cross is a neutral and independent organization whose ...

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