Happy Birthday Henry Dunant!

Happy 184th birthday to Henry Dunant, founder of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network.

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 in honor of Henry Dunant, who founded the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement nearly 150 years ago. 

Jean-Henry Dunant was born on May 8, 1828 in Geneva to a middle-class Calvinist family. His early initiatives included participating in the creation of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in 1852 and the World Alliance of YMCAs in 1855.

For more information go to icrc.org. And don’t forget to brush up on your American Red Cross history!


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