Friday, May 9, 2014

Red Cross Youth Campaign for Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) establishes guidelines that seek to protect civilians and regulate the methods of warfare. The Red Cross is rooted in these principles. Today one aspect of the American Red Cross mission is to disseminate these concepts.

In New York City, the American Red Cross promotes the values of the IHL through our work with Red Cross Youth Clubs.

As a way to bring the concepts of IHL to life, Red Cross youth clubs from across the country have been developing IHL Action Campaigns—projects that showcase how those around the world can maintain human dignity in times of conflict.

Here in Greater NY, Red Cross Youth Clubs from several local schools—Townsend Harris High School, Horace Mann High School, Brooklyn Technical High School, Bayside High School and St. Joseph’s College—developed such campaigns and will present them at the Annual Greater NY Red Cross Youth Summit on May 9, 2014.

Below are a selection of some of the projects.

Bayside High School:

Townsend Harris High School:

St. Joseph’s College:

Brooklyn Tech:

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