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International Red Cross Day 2022: Every year 8th of May is celebrated as the World/International Red Cross Day. The day is celebrated to honor the founder of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Henry Dunant (born on this day in 1828). The aim of the celebration is to educate people and broaden their understanding of the history, principles, values, and impact of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In this article, we are going to give some important information about International Red Cross Day. Also, you will be able to find out the International Red Cross Day Theme for this year and some popular Red Cross Day Quotes.

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When Do We Celebrate International Red Cross Day?

The day is celebrated every year on the 8th of May to remember and honor the founder of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, Swiss humanitarian Henry Dunant. The famous Henry Dunant was born on this day in 1828. Henry also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 for his noble contribution to humanitarian acts. 

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International Red Cross Day Theme 2022

The Secretary General has recalled that last year the theme for World Red Cross was “Unstoppable” while this year the theme for 2022 is “Be Human Kind”. This World Red Cross day, we are going to celebrate all types of kindness acts and show how, together, they have a truly global impact. On this day, we celebrate and honor the work of all Red Cross volunteers and members.

Speech On International Red Cross Day 2022

Every year some members of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) give speeches to make people aware and convey some useful messages to them. This year too some famous personalities try to highlight the importance of World Red Cross Day to the public. 

  • The VRCS Secretary General (SG), Dickinson Tevi conveys the message that we celebrate the red cross day to honor the work of all Red Cross volunteers and members. He further added that we remember how these volunteers serve humanity. 
  • Secretary General (SG) states a quote in his speech that “Human kindness has no barriers” 

The sole message of the speech is that let’s spread the flame of Humanity and believe in the power of kindness together and “Be Human Kind”.

You can also read the Message from Secretary-General of India on Red Cross Day 2022 here.

International Red Cross Day Quotes

Some of the famous International Red Cross Day Quotes that you can use to wish someone are as follows:

“People’s Kindness Doesn’t Go Unnoticed.”

Happy World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”

“It is the duty of every humankind to serve humanity and we should always do so to extend our contribution towards the Red Cross society”

We hope that you must have got useful information regarding International Red Cross Day 2022. In case you have any questions regarding the purpose, history, or any other doubts related to World Red Cross day, feel free to connect with us. We would be happy to help you and improve your knowledge by providing you with useful information.

International Red Cross Day – FAQs

Which day is celebrated as World Red Cross Day every year?

Every year 8th of May is celebrated as the International or World Red Cross Day.

What is the International Red Cross Day Theme for 2022?

This year the theme of the red cross day is “Be Human Kind”.

When was the Red Cross founded in India?

In India, the Red Cross was founded on 7th June 1920.

Why is the World Red Cross celebrated?

The purpose of celebrating the red cross is to remember and honor the history, principles, or impact of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

What is the mission of the Red Cross?

The mission or roles and responsibilities of the Red Cross members are to protect health and life and to alleviate human suffering during armed conflicts and other emergencies.

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