The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in Geneva on 26 October 1863. It’s the oldest and most honoured organisation within the Red Cross movement, and winner of three Nobel Peace Prizes in 1917, 1944 and 1963.
The Red Cross has done some incredible work since its formation in the mid-19th century. Here are just a few photographs of its laudable heroes.
For more ICRC history, pop over to the Science and Society Picture Library website where you’ll find a selection of photographs and objects from across the Science Museum Group to mark 150 years of the Red Cross.