Brazilian Red Cross

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Brazilian Red Cross

Brazilian Red Cross (Brazilian Portuguese: Cruz Vermelha Brasileira) was founded in 1908 and it has its headquarters in Brasília.[1][2][3][4]


In 1907, physician Joaquim de Oliveira Botelho proposed organizing the Brazilian Red Cross in Rio de Janeiro and gained support from members of the Brazilian Historic and Geographic Institute. Articles of Association were drafted and approved on 5 December 1908, and the organization gained recognition as a national branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the period from 1910-1912.[5] In 1912, the physician Marie Rennotte founded the branch for the state of São Paulo.[6] By 1919, the organization had joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.[5]

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  1. ^ "Brazilian Red Cross - IFRC". Retrieved 2019-06-07.
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  3. ^ "Brazilian Red Cross |". Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  4. ^ "Brazil: Red Cross responds to worst mudslides in 40 years - Brazil". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  5. ^ a b "História da CVB" [History of the CVB]. (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Cruz Vermelha Brasileira. 2017. Archived from the original on 6 January 1919. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Maria Rennotte e sua trajetória na medicina social" [Maria Rennotte and her trajectory in social medicine]. (in Portuguese). São Paulo, Brazil: Cruz Vermelha Brasileira. 2013. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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