World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2017
Millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff around the world reach more than 160 million people every year providing a diverse and innovative range of services.
And while you may know the Red Cross and Red Crescent for blood donations, disaster response or first aid training, did you know we’re also involved in milking snakes, making people laugh, and starting football teams. We even have four legged volunteers spreading joy in the UK!
Joint statement – President Tadateru Konoé and President Peter Maurer
Today, on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May, we recognize the incredible contribution and achievements of the millions of volunteers and staff around the world who keep our commitment to humanity every day.