Red Cross, international organization concerned with the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of public health; the world-recognized symbols of mercy and absolute neutrality are the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal flags and emblems.
Sections in this article:
- The American Red Cross
- The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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