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Life Support: The Story of the Red Cross

How the International Committee of the Red Cross began and evolved into the global organisation it is today.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was formed in 1863 and its objectives have been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict ever since.

It's a story about the often challenging and sometimes controversial development of global humanitarian intervention, the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Bridget Kendall and guests Dr Hugo Slim, Professor Andrew Thompson, Caroline Morehead and Syrian Canadian aid worker Layal Horanieh will explore the story of the ICRC and the complex negotiations required to operate in conflicted parts of the World.

Photo: An aircraft of the International Committee of the Red Cross (AFP/Getty Images)

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41 minutes

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Tue 12 Dec 2017 23:06GMT

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  • Sat 9 Dec 2017 20:06GMT
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  • Tue 12 Dec 2017 23:06GMT

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