International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), from 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and resulting in approximately US$2.97 trillion in global economic...

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day was established in 2005 and designated as a special day to thank blood donors, to encourage more people to give blood freely and to raise awareness about the global need for safe blood and blood products. An important resource for planned...

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

The red cross emblem was adopted 150 years ago by the Geneva Conventions to protect medical personnel assisting the wounded on the battlefield. Soon after, it was to identify the humanitarian services of Red Cross societies around the world. Today, it is one of the...