Humanity in the Midst of War

To accomplish its mission, the Red Cross works with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
IHL Class Free but space is limited

Albuquerque, NM- The American Red Cross in New Mexico offers a class in International Humanitarian Law on Saturday, January 25 at the Red Cross from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.. There is no charge, however, space is limited. Register for the class at: classes.redcross.org. The Red Cross is located at 7445 Pan American W. Freeway, NE on the Southbound I-25 Frontage Road, between Paseo del Norte and San Antonio/Ellison.

You can check out this event on The American Red Cross in New Mexico Facebook page.

Find us at: Facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossNewMexico.

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is the body of law that places basic limits on how war is waged. It aims to protect human dignity during times of armed conflict, and to prevent or reduce the suffering, and to prevent or reduce the suffering and destruction that result from war.

The Humanity in the Midst of War: An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law is intended to raise awareness about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of IHL and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict. This course includes instructor-led presentations, class discussions, small group activities and video segments.

About the American Red Cross:

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online at www.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

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Beverly L. Allen

Communications Coordinator

beverly.allen@redcross.org

(505) 220 3097

January 21, 2014