Norwegian Red Cross

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Norwegian Red Cross
Norges Røde Kors
Flag of the Red Cross.svg
Formation 22 September 1865; 152 years ago (1865-09-22)
Founder Frederik Stang
Purpose Humanitarian Aid
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Sven Mollekleiv
Office building of the Norwegian Red Cross in Oslo

The Norwegian Red Cross (Norges Røde Kors) was founded on 22 September 1865 by prime minister Frederik Stang. In 1895 the Norwegian Red Cross began educating nurses, and in 1907 the Norwegian Ministry of Defence authorized the organization for voluntary medical aid in war. The Norwegian Red Cross was one of the first national organizations in the International Red Cross.

The organization now has 150,000 members and provides a variety of humanitarian services, including care for old and the infirm, prisoner visits, outdoor rescue, and international work.


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