P.S. I Love You (P.S. I Love You, #1) by Cecelia Ahern
A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.
Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in womens fiction Cecelia Ahern.
Holly couldnt live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each others sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.
The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, PS, I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world!
What's the different between the red cross, red crescent and red crystal? - Working For The ICRC
The story of an idea (animation)
Our history. Our belief in the power of kindness can be traced back to the creation of the Red Cross Movement. The suffering of thousands of men on both sides of the Battle of Solferino in upset Dunant. Many were left to die due to lack of care. He proposed creating national relief societies, made up of volunteers, trained in peacetime to provide neutral and impartial help to relieve suffering in times of war.
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The war had shown a need for close cooperation between Red Cross Societies, which, through their humanitarian activities on behalf of prisoners of war and combatants, had attracted millions of volunteers and built a large body of expertise. A devastated Europe could not afford to lose such a resource. The first objective of the IFRC was to improve the health of people in countries that had suffered greatly during the four years of war. Its goals were "to strengthen and unite, for health activities, already-existing Red Cross Societies and to promote the creation of new Societies" There were five founding member Societies: Britain, France, Italy, Japan and the United States. This number has grown over the years and there are now recognized National Societies - one in almost every country in the world. The Red Cross idea was born in , when Henry Dunant, a young Swiss man, came upon the scene of a bloody battle in Solferino, Italy, between the armies of imperial Austria and the Franco-Sardinian alliance. Some 40, men lay dead or dying on the battlefield and the wounded were lacking medical attention.
The Red Cross is an international humanitarian network founded in in Switzerland, with chapters worldwide that provide assistance to victims of disasters, armed conflict and health crises. Dunant went on to advocate for the establishment of national relief organizations made up of trained volunteers who could offer assistance to war-wounded soldiers, regardless of which side of the fighting they were on. In , Swiss businessman Henry Dunant was traveling in northern Italy when he witnessed the aftermath of a bloody battle between Franco-Sardinian and Austrian forces near the small village of Solferino. The fighting had left some 40, troops dead, wounded or missing, and both the armies, as well as the residents of the region, were ill-equipped to deal with the situation. By , Dunant published a book, A Memory of Solferino , in which he advocated for the establishment of national relief organizations made up of trained volunteers who could offer assistance to war-wounded soldiers, whichever side of the fighting they were on. The following year, Dunant was part of a Swiss-based committee that put together a plan for national relief associations. The group, which eventually became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross, adopted the symbol of a red cross on a white background, an inverse of the Swiss flag, as a way to identify medical workers on the battlefield.
Back to Magazine Homepage. Renowned French artist Jean Giraud, alias Moebius, has created a comic strip charting the history of the Movement from to the present day. Here he shares his views on the world and contemporary humanitarian action. Jean Giraud, why did you agree to take on this project? I get a huge number of requests.