The 150th Anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross stamps from Hong Kong

March 1st, 2013

To mark the 150th anniversary of the ICRC, Hongkong Post issues a set of commemorative stamps portraying in vibrant colors and simple designs the four pillars of ICRC action, namely, protection, assistance, prevention and cooperation, to commend the ICRC for its humanitarian contributions.

Established in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, assisting countries all over the world to implement the Geneva Conventions of 1949, which protect wounded and sick members of the armed forces, prisoners of war and civilians in times of armed conflict.

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