The Red Cross Movement: continuities, changes and challenges

Neville Wylie, Melanie Oppenheimer, James Crossland

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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
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781526133519
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameHumanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches
PublisherManchester University Press


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


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