Although the origin of the Red Cross is not based on abstract principles but on the spontaneous action of the people who, on the battlefield of Solferino in 1859, came to the aid of the wounded and dying, a search was conducted early on for principles and guidelines for the humanitarian Movement that was to be created.
Swiss Red Cross
The SRC is an aid organization that is distinguished by the principles of its actions, its long experience, the breadth of its activities, its embedding in a worldwide movement.
The Swiss Red Cross unites a variety of strengths in the areas of health, integration and rescue under one roof like no other aid organization. The SRC comprises 24 cantonal associations and four rescue organizations, two institutions and the SRC Head Office.