Reference : V-P-CH-E-00959
Date : 18/06/2013
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Geneva, ICRC Headquaters. The flag raised at the North Pole by a volunteer from the Lebanese Red Cross Society as a symbolic gift to the ICRC for its 150 years is hand over to Roger Mayou, director of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
MAYOU, Roger (directeur, Musée de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant -Rouge)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC Facebook page (22 May 2013)

"The Red Cross emblem is always raised high, but now, it has been raised on the highest point on Earth."

With these words, "Lebanese Desert Runner" Ali Wehbe describes his mission to the North Pole, where he raised the Red Cross emblem at 90 degrees, the place known as "the top of the world". This voluntary initiative was a symbolic gift from the Lebanese Red Cross to the ICRC, to mark our 150th anniversary.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3925x2703
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour