The Red Cross Emblem
There have been several controversies over the emblem since it was adopted when the Red Cross began in the late 1800s.
A fundamental principle of the Red Cross movement is to achieve universality and neutrality through the use of one recognizable emblem. How can you do that with such discord over a worldwide symbol of hope and relief?
What could be controversial about humanitarian aid?
The problem is the cross
The original emblem—a red cross on a white background—has been disavowed by countries the world over because of its very shape, a cross.