Reuters AlertNet – Red Cross movement to get new emblem
Posted On September 23, 2005
LONDON (AlertNet) – For years, military medics and humanitarian aid workers have relied on the protective power of the red cross and red crescent as they braved battle zones to help the wounded. Soon they’ll have a third emblem at their disposal to tout their neutrality: the red crystal.
Planned changes to Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war will allow use of the crystal – a diamond-shaped red frame on a white background – as a new protective emblem stripped of any religious or political significance. Reuters AlertNet – Red Cross movement to get new emblem