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International Red Cross 01
Test your knowledge of the Red Cross.

International Red Cross 01

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was founded to protect human life and health and to prevent and alleviate human suffering without any discrimination based on nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

1.
To which convention is the ICRC inextricably linked?
Budapest Convention
Geneva Convention
Stockholm Convention
Washington Convention
The ICRC bases its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
2.
In what year did the International Red Cross, change its name to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement?
1966
1976
1986
1996
It was in order to encompass a number of branches in Islamic nations
3.
Which country suffered an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011?
Australia
Japan
Thailand
Venezuela
The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster began, mobilising 85 teams, made up of more than 700 doctors
4.
How many people, both specialized staff and delegates, are currently on field missions for the ICRC across the globe?
700
1100
1400
1700
They are backed up by some 11,000 local employees and supported and coordinated by around 800 staff at its Geneva headquarters
5.
How many fundamental principles did the ICRC draw up in 1965 that were adopted by the entire Red Cross Movement?
3
5
7
9
They are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, unity, and universality
6.
Who has been president of the ICRC since 2000?
Alexandre Hay
Cornelio Sommaruga
Eric Martin
Jakob Kellenberger
The other 3 men held the post over the years since 1973
7.
Which third symbol, with equal status to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, was added to the organisation in 2005?
Red Circle
Red Crystal
Red Star
Red Triangle
8.
Which day is celebrated as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day?
January 8th
May 8th
September 8th
December 8th
Founder Henry Dunant was born on this day in 1828
9.
The official symbol of the ICRC is the inverse of the flag of which country?
England
France
Switzerland
Turkey
10.
The founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, was the first person to be given which award?
Academy Award
Darwin Awards
Nobel Peace Prize
Order of the British Empire
During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino
You can find more information at the International Committee of the Red Cross website.
Author:  Andy Lawson

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