The American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter invites the public to learn about International Humanitarian Law during a free course in April.
The class covers the rules of engagement in armed conflict (The Geneva Conventions) and the critical role the Red Cross has played in the development of International Humanitarian Law and educating the public about its importance.
The course includes information about American Red Cross international relief efforts in areas of armed conflict, as well as the reunification of families who are victims of conflict. A major segment of the course explores how International Humanitarian Law can help protect people who are the most vulnerable in times of war and armed conflict.
WHO: American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter
WHAT: International Humanitarian Law Course
WHERE: 2640 Canal St., New Orleans, La., 70119
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
INFORMATION: For more information or to register for the course, please contact Jodi Tolliver at (504) 620-2401 or Jodi.Tolliver@redcross.org
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.