"150 years of humanitarian action" exhibition
150 years of humanitarian action: the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1863 to 2013, is a moving compilation of 40 historical and contemporary images from the ICRC’s photographers in the field. The exhibition spans the Spanish-American War of 1898, and the two world wars of the twentieth century, through to the recent conflicts in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria, among others. Through the lens of ICRC photographers past and present, the collection charts the changing nature of war and the evolving challenges faced by the ICRC since its founding in 1863. The photos offer an insight into humanitarian action, with themes such as war surgery and health care, restoring family links and assistance for detainees. As the founding component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the ICRC works to provide humanitarian help for people adversely affected by armed conflict and other violence, and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. Today, the ICRC performs humanitarian tasks in 92 countries worldwide, and has a workforce of almost 13,000 individuals of 146 different nationalities. The exhibit consists of 40 framed photos (68 x 49 cm) and their captions (10 x 15 cm, bilingual French/English), transported in 5 boxes (about 200 kg). Only orders from institutions, non-profit organizations and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will be accepted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.