The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest group of humanitarian organisations.
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2 The Emblem Debate
3 National societies
4 See also
5 External link
The movement consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 178 individual national societies.
The organization has more than 115 million volunteers.
The organisation is currently (as of 2003) facing the unwillingness of some nations to accept the Red Cross or the Red Crescent emblems. For this reason, it is proposed to create a new emblem which will be acceptable by all nations regardless of their culture or religion.
For more information, you may visit the following sections of the official www.redcross.int website: