Red Cross on a white background, is the Emblem of
Red Cross, recognized in 1864 as the distinctive sign for medical relief
teams on the battle field.
Russo-Turkish war the Ottoman empire used a Red Crescent in place of the
Red Cross. Egypt too opted for the Red Crescent while Persia chose a
Red Lion on a white background. These symbols were written and accepted
into the 1929 Geneva Conventions. The IRCS adopted RED CROSS as its
The National Society make use of the
emblem as an indicative device in peacetime and during armed conflicts
within the limits stipulated in national legislation, the regulations
and its statutes only for activities consistent with the principles set
out by International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
the General Assembly and the council of Delegates in November 2005 at
Geneva, Red Crystal has been adopted as another emblem for the Red Cross
Red Crescent movement.