The stories unveiled

Watch the unveiling of the Red Cross Story Corps Initiative on May 8, 2015 at the Swiss Embassy

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Gary Brown & Mike Durant

Mike Durant is a retired U.S. military pilot and former POW who was held captive in Somalia for eleven days after his Black Hawk helicopter was shot down during the infamous “Battle of Mogadishu” in 1993. In his StoryCorps conversation with fellow veteran and ex-ICRC employee, Gary Brown, Mike recounts the harrowing moments and days he lived through in Somalia. He also talks about Suzanne Hofstetter, the ICRC delegate, who risked her life to visit him in captivity.  - See more at: http://intercrossblog.icrc.org/gary-mark#sthash.D4d2u42M.dpuf

Gary Brown & Mike Durant

 Samantha & Kelleye Cohen

Kim, Ben & MeiLee Dozier

Tracy Reines & Stacy Ragan

Mark Owen & Véronique Huguet 

Anna Nelson & Mark Steinbeck 

Anonymous & Anonymous



In November 2014, the International Committee of the Red Cross’ delegation in Washington DC and the American Red Cross teamed up with the world’s largest oral history initiative, StoryCorps, to collect conversations between people whose lives have been touched by the Red Cross. These are some of their stories. They are a testament to the power of humanity and the human voice.