This museum is located in the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and is not for the faint-hearted. It records the history of the Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, since their foundation in Switzerland by Genevese social activist and first Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Dunant in 1863. He chose the Swiss flag in reverse (a red cross on a white background) as the symbol of the Red Cross movement, easily visible—even in a war zone—and symbolic of neutrality. It’s hard not to be moved by the displays of rare documents and photography, nonstop film footage, and multimedia displays from the 19th-century battlefields of Europe to the 21st-century plains of Africa, which portray just some of the many humanitarian missions carried out by these remarkable organisations in times of war and natural disaster.