Title: Centennial Anniversary of the Foundation of
the Republic of Korea National Red Cross 
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
220 won 
The Republic of Korea National Red Cross, one stitch after another sewn into 100 years of history. 
Mo Jiwon,
Kim Sojeong 
Image Area
23mm x 33mm 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5 
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Offset, six colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
October 27, 2005 marks the centennial Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Korea National Red Cross.

Founded by Jean Henri Dunant in 1863, the International Red Cross has contributed to world peace through a wide range of humanitarian activities protecting life and health and promoting respect for humanity.

The Red Cross Movement in Korea launched in 1905 when the Republic of Korea National Red Cross Charter was established and promulgated through decree No. 47 by emperor Gojong. Under the Japanese colonial rule, however, the Movementís activities were suspended in 1909 and the Provisional Korean Government in Shanghai, China established a new Korean Red Cross Society in 1919. Later, in 1949, it was reorganized as the Republic of Korea National Red Cross of today.

Led by volunteers, the organization helps people in need including orphans and the elderly living alone. In addition, the humanitarian organization engages in a wide variety of activities by providing relief to victims of disasters, both locally and globally, support for the North Korean people, health and medical services and promoting the reunion of families separated by the Korean War, blood donation and Red Cross Youth activities.

It has been one century since the Republic of Korea National Red Cross started and continued its operation with the spirit of love for fellow human beings and voluntary service. Celebrating the centennial and wishing the organization success in the century ahead, a commemorative stamp has been issued.