Discover the history of the Red Cross
Take a humanitarian journey through the history of the Red Cross as you immerse yourself in the city of Geneva. Follow the walking trail through the Old Town to discover how a handful of Genevan citizens started the Red Cross story and how it quickly unfolded into humanitarian action and, later, the development of international humanitarian law.
The trail features landmarks that are rich in history and symbolism. To pursue the humanitarian experience and discover the next chapters of the Red Cross story, head towards Geneva’s international district to visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Discover the next chapters of the Red Cross story and the remarkable development of humanitarian action and law, and learn about the emerging challenges faced by the Movement.
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The humanitarian trail of the Red Cross is an adaptation of the historical and thematic trail created for the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement held in Geneva on 4-12 December 2019. It was produced in collaboration with the ICRC and IFRC and with the cooperation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, the Société Henry Dunant and the Fondation Genève Tourisme et Congrès.
World War I. Geneva, Rath Museum, International agency for prisoners of war. Tracing service for the missing.