Luxembourg Red Cross

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Luxembourg Red Cross
Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, Luxemburgische Rote Kreuz
Formation 1914
Purpose Humanitarian Aid
Headquarters Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Region
Luxembourg
President
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Parent organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Staff
1,915 (2013)[1]
Volunteers
15,000 (2013)[1]
Website http://www.croix-rouge.lu/

The Luxembourg Red Cross (French: Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, German: Luxemburgische Rote Kreuz) is the Luxembourg-based National Society of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The society was established on 8 August 1914 by Emile and Aline Mayrisch. They persuaded the mayor of Luxembourg City, the commander-in-chief of the army and representatives of the three churches to sign the founding certificate. Its President is currently Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.[2] Michel Simonis is the managing director.[3]

The Grand Duchess was the guest of honour at an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Luxembourg Red Cross Bazaar in Limpertsberg in November 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IFRC Data Explorer". 
  2. ^ "Luxembourg Red Cross - IFRC". www.ifrc.org. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Former Luxembourg Red Cross director has died". Luxemburger Wort. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Grand Duchess heads bazaar 20th anniversary celebrations". Luxemburger Wort. 20 November 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

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