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- proper n. An international humanitarian organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless.
- proper n. The symbol of this organization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva.
- The crusaders or the cause they represented.
- A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; -- so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva cross.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearing or bearing a red cross, such as the badge of the Order of the Temple, the cross of St. George, or one with a religious, social, or national meaning: as, a redcross knight (which see, below); the red-cross banner, the national flag of Great Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
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As a Norwegian Red Cross official, I had seen the terrible wounds suffered by victims of Iraqi poison gas attacks I helped organize hospital care for Iranian patients in Norway at the end of the 1980s.
Looking through the small, round military-style windows at the long-tormented Kurdish areas of Iraq, I think back to my Red Cross mission to the country when the Saddam regime was firmly in control.
Nazis, Red Cross hoodwinked by negative expertology
The international and Norwegian Red Cross organizations had helped rehabilitate this institution in recent years since the Saddam regime did not want to care for the mentally ill.
The Red Cross had also estimated that thirty thousand people would use the benefits over a three- to five-year period, but after two years, only 9,204 people had enrolled, and the numbers were dwindling to one hundred a month.
In the months following 9/11, Torres received numerous phone calls and home visits from the Red Cross Mental Health Unit, but, with a newborn baby to take care of and facing eviction, what she desperately needed was money.
I had visited Iraq as secretary-general of the Norwegian Red Cross the previous December during the intense military and political buildup to war, and then again in May, a month after the Saddam statue fell.
In the weeks before I took up my new job I had watched with growing frustration how the UN country team evacuated twice from war-torn Liberia during the summer of 2003, while the International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières Doctors Without Borders, among others, stayed behind and provided physical and moral support to the needy caught in the crossfire.
The Red Cross concluded that, “The ill-treatment to which they were subjected while held in the CIA program, either singly or in combination, constituted torture.”
Since the bridge at Snake Creek was destroyed, the Red Cross medical teams came by seaplane early on Wednesday.