Fonds ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross fonds

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International Committee of the Red Cross fonds

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ICRC

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  • 1929-2009 (Creation)
    Creator
    International Committee of the Red Cross

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  • 3.5 m textual material
  • 49 photographs
  • 2 pins
  • 3 sheets of stamps
  • 6 individual stamps

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(1863-)

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Established in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The ICRC is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently employ approximately 16,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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The fonds consists of material created or accumulated by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The fonds is comprised of one series: The International Committee of the Red Cross Subject Files.

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