Your Testimonial

COVID-19 / Your story concerns us all

Regardless of our walk of life and age, the Covid-19 pandemic has left its mark on all of us. Our experience of this exceptional situation is both individual and collective. To make sense of what happened to us and to build a memory of it for future generations, we invite you to share your story with us.

In the form of an image, a text or audio-visual material, your story will become part of the collections of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, where it can also be presented. It will provide an indispensable voice to understand the effects of this phenomenon that concerns us all.

The exclusive images of Magnum photographers, which we are first publishing online, may inspire you. As for the questions below, they can guide you, if you wish. However, you are not obliged to answer them.

Before submitting your story, we ask that you please fill out the Testimonial and Release Form. We thank you very much for your cooperation and look forward to reading, listening to or watching your story.

The MICR team


  1. What has COVID-19 changed in your life?
  2. What did you find most difficult about living in confinement?
  3. Which outbursts of solidarity particularly moved you?
  4. What did the crisis reveal in you?
  5. Do you think that such a crisis will never happen again, or on the contrary that it will come back? In either case, why?

Testimonial and Release form

If you would like to make a testimonial, please complete the following form.

  • Personal information

  • Testimonial

  • Your text can also be handwritten and sent by post to the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Geneva, mention "Testimonial Covid-19".
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      • Authorization

      • By submitting my testimonal, I authorize the Foundation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (the "Museum"), without any time limit, to archive it for documentation purposes, to reproduce and disseminate it in print, online and to the media, to present it in its exhibitions and to refer to it in its educational activities. The Museum undertakes to credit me as the author of my testimonal.

        I agree that my testimonal may be edited by the Museum without altering its meaning in any way.

        I accept that my testimonal may be refused by the Museum.

        If I wish to withdraw my testimonal, I must submit a written request to the Museum. Withdrawal has no effect on the use of the testimonal by the Museum that preceded it.

        I guarantee that I am the author of my testimonal and that I have all the necessary rights to share it and make it public. In particular, I guarantee that my testimonal is free of any third-party rights and assume sole responsibility in the event of a dispute.

        I understand that no remuneration will be paid to me for my testimonal and arising from or in connection with the use of my testimonal by the Museum.

        I acknowledge that I am of legal age and that I fully understand the content, meaning and impact of this consent. I also confirm the validity of my personal information and the content of my testimonal.
      • The authorization is subject to Swiss law. Any dispute or disagreement that may arise in connection with this authorization shall be submitted exclusively to the courts of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.