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Reference : V-P-CN-E-00140
Date : 27/10/2016
Country/Region : CHINA
Caption : Beijing, Capital Museum. "Humanity in War" exhibition organized by the ICRC, the Red Cross Society of China, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation in collaboration with the Capital Museum.
Photographer : WANG, Peter
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 14 October 2016

"Beijing (ICRC) – An exhibition on "Humanity in War" organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Red Cross Society of China, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, in collaboration with the Capital Museum is open to the public at the Capital Museum in Beijing, China.

The exhibition, which will run until 30 November 2016, draws attention to the history and the humanitarian action of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement since its establishment 153 years ago, through images, videos and objects. It not only illustrates the development of conflicts and the context of violence, but also the parallel development of the Red Cross humanitarian response and international humanitarian law (IHL).

"It is the first time this exhibition has been held in China. We hope to raise the public's awareness of the action of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and deepen understanding of humanitarian action", said Vincent Ochilet, deputy head of the ICRC's East Asia regional delegation. "The exhibition illustrates how very basic and fundamental are the humanitarian needs of victims of armed conflicts, the tools the ICRC uses and how it operates in the midst of very complex situations and long-lasting effects for individuals, communities and States."

Originally from a partnership between the ICRC, art and history museums of Geneva, the Caen Memorial, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, the current exhibition at the Capital Museum of Beijing includes a number of Chinese elements in order to connect with the Chinese audience."
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