7.May 8 as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross, Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year.

This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born 8 May 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize, Calend reports.

In the middle of the 19th century, Dunant initiated the first group of volunteers to help those wounded on the battlefield. And in 1863, on his initiative, a conference was convened to establish the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The official name of the International Red Cross was established in 1928 at the 13th International Conference in The Hague.

Drought has started in Shernak province, Western Armenia. The waterfalls flowing for years  have dried up as a result of the lack of precipitation.

Recently, the Bechaghach waterfall of Beitushshebap district of Shernak, has dried up for the first time. The amount of the drought through waterfalls and rivers is seen through satellites. Nature photographer Lokman Gyokche mentioned that he sees the waterfall dried up for the first time.

‘‘We visit here every year to take photos, but this year although spring, the waterfalls and streams have dried up. I hope we will overcome the consequences’’,- Gyokche told.