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The power of humanity
100 years of Red Cross and Red Crescent action in images



The Russo-Japanese war, 1904. The Geneva Conventions of 22 August 1864 established a certain number of humanitarian principles, the most important being the notion of impartial care. In this image from the war, a Japanese Red Cross militia carries a wounded Russian soldier.
This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war in South Africa. Civilians were not spared as 28,000 Boer women and children died in British concentration camps, and 20,000 black South Africans died in camps run by the Boers. In this painting, militia from the British Red Cross care for the wounded during fighting in the Transvaal region.1
The revolt of the Zulus, South Africa, 1906. In the centre of the photo sits a young Mahatma Gandhi as a British Red Cross militia member.
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