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Resource ID: #14186
Subject: Foreign Affairs
Source: Washington Post Magazine
Date: 8/17/97


Swiss businessman Henri Dunant helped found the Red Cross movement in 1863, when delegates from 16 countries gathered in Geneva to lay down basic principles for the conduct of warfare. The Red Cross went into Chechnya in August 1996, to help war victims. In December 1996, six of its workers were murdered. It was the worst atrocity directed at the Red Cross in its 133-year history.

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