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




Repatriation of the body of an Israeli pilot shot down during the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1967, under the auspices of the Red Cross.
In the late 1950s, many National Societies began to practise what to do in the event of radioactive contamination of the atmosphere. Beyond conflict.

Field hospital, Jordan, 1969. The provision of medical services in a conflict or disaster has evolved over the past 30 years to the point where a Red Cross Red Crescent field hospital can be operational within one week.
Traiskirchen, Austria, 1956-1957. The Soviet occupation in October 1956 caused thousands of Hungarians to flee their country and seek refuge in other countries. In a small Austrian town called Traiskirchen, a refugee camp was quickly built. But as the League Secretary General described: it was in "a bleak old barrack with ten lavatories whose pipes are breaking down as fast as they are repaired, nearly 4,000 refugees milling around amid confusion."
Viet Nam, 1968. The evacuation of a wounded soldier by the American army medical corps. The ICRC, the League and the North and South Vietnamese National Societies brought relief to over 1.5 million people affected by the war.
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