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red cross

(red kros),
A red Geneva cross on a white background, an international sign to identify medical and other personnel caring for the sick and wounded and facilities devoted to their care in times of war; also the emblem of the American Red Cross.
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Red Cross

n.
1. Abbr. RC
a. An international organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless in wartime, according to the terms of the Geneva Convention of 1864, and now also during and following natural disasters.
b. A national branch of this organization.
2. The emblem of this organization, a Geneva cross or a red Greek cross on a white background.
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This is a disaster that has been forgotten by the world," said Giorgio Ferrario, head of the Honduran delegation of the International Red Cross Federation.
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A Japanese nurse in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, said Monday she will depart for Afghanistan on Tuesday as part of a three-month International Red Cross medical relief operation.
A Japanese doctor who was dispatched on an International Red Cross mission to Pakistan to investigate conditions for supporting Afghan refugees in the country said Monday the organization plans to set up 10 clinics inside refugee camps in Quetta and Peshawar.
One example is the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which works toward making the purchase of first aid materials more cost effective and quality-assured.
Nicolas Michel, representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, says he was hopeful a long-running dispute over national emblems that is blocking Israel's admission to the international Red Cross movement could be solved by the end of 2000.
Unsuccessful after four weeks, she contacted representatives of the International Red Cross operating in the region.
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Treatment here of the International Red Cross, also a creature of the Swiss environment, represents a topic neglected by diplomatic historians.

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