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International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

The Nobel Peace Prize 1917, 1944, 1963
The Prize in 1963 was awarded jointly with the League of Red Cross Societies

In innumerable countries, neutral, impartial, independent. Worldwide, help people affected by conflict, armed violence; promote rules of war -
International humanitarian law. Geneva Conventions, Additional Protocols protect civilians, define parameters - what is acceptable and unacceptable on battlefield and beyond.

“All civilians should be protected and respected. It's the law.”

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Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross) Peace Prize 1917
Images by Graciá, Maria de los Angeles 21 July 2016

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Contemporary illustration showing the five founding members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Entry to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. Photo Nikolai Schwerg, Wiki.

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Children playing at Theresienstadt during the Red Cross visit. Photo taken by Rossel at Theresienstadt. Most of the children were murdered at Auschwitz in the fall of 1944. Photo: Wikipedia.

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Nobelist Ernest Hemingway in a US Red Cross Hospital in 1918. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Source: Wiki.

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International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland). Author: Gfuerst. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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World War I. Rath Museum. International Prisoners of War Agency's staff. 1200 volunteers. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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War 1914–1918. Geneva, Rath Museum. International Prisoners-of-War Agency. Researches department. German section. Express messages and communications to families. Source: Wikimedia

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First shortwave station of ICRC Geneva, then located in the building of Carlton Hotel in Geneva. Date: November 1963. Author: Cqeme. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Red Cross ambulance from 1917. Source: Wiki.

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War 1939–1945. Geneva, Central Prisoners of war Agency, Electoral building / Palace of the General Council. Author: ICRC, Wikipedia.

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A memorial plaque in Geneva. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Emblem of the International Committee of the Red Cross with the official acronym CICR in French ("Comité international de la Croix-Rouge" [1]) and Spanish ("Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja").

Name: Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross)
Founded: 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland
Residence at the time of the award: Geneva, Switzerland
Portion of Cash: 1917: 1/1, 1944: 1/1,  1963: 1/2
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