World Red Cross Day.
World Red Cross Day is celebrated on May 8 and it marks the birthday of Dunant Henri, the founder of International Committee of Red Cross (ICR) in 1863 in Switzerland. Dunant Henri was born on May 8, 1828, and is the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. World Red Cross Day is also known as and Red Crescent Day. This day is dedicated to the people suffering from epidemic diseases, food shortage, several natural calamities, wars, etc. Basic facilities are provided to the people suffering from all these problems and to those who are really in need. Many government and private organizations, come forward to give a hand to these survivors. The seven principles on which the World Red Cross Society works are Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Neutrality, Unity, Universality, and Voluntary Service.