World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebration

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebration

Time: May 8, 2013 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Location: 430 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20006
Street: 430 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20006
City/Town: Washington DC
Website or Map:
Phone: 240-485-3053
Event Type: free, event/non, profit
Organized By: Marli Yamada Carvalho
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2013

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Speakers/international entertainment/hors d'oeuvre and beverages.
Worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster, or war. On May 8, the American Red Cross puts special focus on our programs that keep children healthy and safe around the globe.

No ticket/registration required/Open to the Public

National Headquarters ~ Board of Governors Hall

430 17th St., NW Washington, DC  20006

Accessible via public transportation and Metro Stations:  Farragut West and McPherson Square both Stations (Blue and Orange lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

RSVP required by Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to

or 240-485-3053

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Comment by William TARPAI on November 29, 2012 at 1:34am

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.

Seven principles are fundamental to the work of the Red Cross:

- Humanity
- Impartiality
- Neutrality
- Independence
- Voluntary service
- Unity
- Universality

Take a look around the world today, focusing on where the 'bottom billion' reside. These people live in countries where the 7 principles are NOT fundamental.

I'll define it for the sake of this reply as where NOT ENOUGH progress has been made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and MDGs will probably not be met  by 2015.   These are countries where the International Red Cross movement will be involved in the decade to come.

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