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Geneva: ICRC Museum

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Red Cross and Red Crescent





#Q wanted to introduce me to her work/passion — NGO and Humanitarian world — thus, we visited the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

We were greeted by these people… the people who gave their testimonies…



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The museum shows you what humans are capable of… at the same time, showing what they aren’t capable of.

Sometime human can be so… inhumane.



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Photos of children separated from the family — coded so they can be traced and reunited.



The museum further opened my eyes.

It is terrifying to learn what people can do to others in the name of religions, races, resources, or whatever they believe in.

Everybody hurts.

History belongs to the victors. If you don’t feel the pain, most likely you are the victors.



It is also inspiring to see people who strive at the other side; in humanitarian — doing their best to keep the humanity in humans.



Anyway. it was a pleasant visit. I like what I learned.



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Oh, we also made a stop at the United Nations Office at Geneva — which conveniently located just across the street from the museum.



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The building and convention halls are impressive — no picture I can share, though.

The guided tour can be better, I think.




In the end, I call it a productive day in Geneva.




@Geneva, Switzerland

 

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