In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, humanitarian organizations across the globe are gathering in Italy for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Solferino. However, outside of a small circle of humanitarian organizations, the battle of Solferino and the name "Henri Dunant" have been largely lost in annuals of history. Dunant's experience at Solferino providing the catalyst for the establishment of what would later become the International Red Cross, and the development of jurisprudence known as international humanitarian law.
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