The Red Cross Movement: continuities, changes and challenges

Neville Wylie, Melanie Oppenheimer, James Crossland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

For over 150 years, the ‘Red Cross’ has brought succour to the world’s needy –
from sick and wounded soldiers on the batt lefi eld to political detainees, internally
displaced people, and those suff ering from the eff ects of natural disasters – as well as having played a major role in a range of global developments in public health, such as blood transfusion. Th e world’s pre- eminent humanitarian movement, its relevance and status today are as high as they have ever been in its long history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Red Cross Movement
Subtitle of host publicationMyths, practices and turning points
EditorsNeville Wylie, Melanie Oppenheimer, James Crossland
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Chapter1
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781526133519
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameHumanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches
PublisherManchester University Press

Keywords

  • Red Cross Movement
  • Humanitarianism
  • Disaster relief
  • Charity
  • Philanthropy

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  • Research Output

    Re-alignment in the aftermath of war: the League of Red Cross Societies, the Australian Red Cross and its Junior Red Cross in the 1920s

    Oppenheimer, M., Mar 2020, The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M. & Crossland, J. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 130-147 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Red Cross movement: Myths, practices and turning points.

    Wylie, N. (ed.), Oppenheimer, M. (ed.) & Crossland, J. (ed.), 10 Mar 2020, Manchester: Manchester University Press. 360 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Cite this

    Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M., & Crossland, J. (2020). The Red Cross Movement: continuities, changes and challenges. In N. Wylie, M. Oppenheimer, & J. Crossland (Eds.), The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points (pp. 1-26). (Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches). Manchester University Press.