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[Flag of Red Cross] image by Alvin Heims, 29 Nov 1999

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Proposal for a new symbol

[Red Diamond Flag of ICRC]
image by ND, 13 September 2005

As per the daily Swiss paper "24 Heures" of yesterday the International Committee of the Red Cross is planning a new flag. This new one is to avoid distinction between Christians and Muslims. As you can see, the project is very simple for everyone and without any distinctive religious items.
ND, 13 September 2005

I believe this has been under discussion for some time- at least five years. It's more often referred to as the Red Diamond.
Nathan Lamm, 13 September 2005

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Variant symbol

[Variant ICRC flag]
image by Ivan Sache, 10 March 2006

The magazine "Géo" (171, May 1993) shows a picture taken in Somalia during a mission of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross). A truck embarking food on a beach is identified with a white square flag charged with the red cross and the black letters I C R C in the "cantons" of the cross. Another picture shows a similar emblem painted on the white wall on the hospital of Keysaney, Somalia.
Ivan Sache, 10 March 2006