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us: Red Cross and Red Crescent


  • USE Here are entered works on the humanitarian activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations. Works on individual national organizations or local chapters of the Red Cross or Red Crescent are entered under the appropriate name heading.

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Red Crescent and Red Cross
    • us: Red Cross
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Disaster relief
    • us: War--Relief of sick and wounded
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Red Cross
  • Sources

    • found: Britannic Micro. (Red Cross and Red Crescent, in full International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, formerly (until 1986) International Red Cross ... The Red Cross is the name used in countries under nominally Christian sponsorship; Red Crescent ... is the name used in Muslim countries ... The worldwide structure of the Red Cross and Red Crescent consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross ...; the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...; and the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies ... During wartime the committee acts as an intermediary among belligerents and also among national Red Cross societies. It also visits prisoners in war camps and provides relief supplies, mail, and information for their relatives. The League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ... helps provide relief after natural disaster and aids in the development of national societies)
  • LC Classification

    • HV560-HV583
    • UH535-UH537
    • VG457
  • General Notes

    • USE Here are entered works on the humanitarian activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations. Works on individual national organizations or local chapters of the Red Cross or Red Crescent are entered under the appropriate name heading.
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2005-07-29: revised
  • Alternate Formats

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