The Red Cross Movement - About

The Prisoners of War game and related reading are based on the work made by the ICRC (The International Comittee of the Red Cross) awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize three times: in 1917, 1944 and 1963.

Prisoners of War Game

First Published: May 2005
Estimated play time: 10-15 min.
Sound: yes
Highscore: No



- What do the symbols used by the Red Cross mean?
- What's the mission of the Red Cross Movement?
- What does the Geneva Convention III say?
- Whom can be treated as a prisoner of war?

Can people behave as they like during times of war? No, they can't. The Geneva Conventions of written rules and articles make some acts unlawful. Nearly all countries in the world have promised to follow these rules by signing up. The Red Cross ensures that these rules are followed. Among the Red Cross's tasks are to visit prisoners of war (POWs) who are protected by the Geneva Conventions, and provide them with assistance.

The Red Cross, three-time recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, protects and helps war victims worldwide and ensures that the rules of war are followed. How will you manage as a commander of a prisoners of war camp? Your mission as a camp commander in this game is to try to run a prisoners of war camp without violating the human rights. The more right moves you make, the more points. You will get a summarizing evaluation in the end. You can end up as a "Humanitarian Champion", "Well Intentioned Humanitarian"
or a "Sadistic Swine"!

Reading: "The Red Cross Movement"

- The mission of the Red Cross
- The horrors of war
- Organized relief
- Laws to minimize sufferings of war
- The Red Cross Movement today
- In times of war
- In times of peace
- A mark of hope
- Burried like a dog
- Awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize three times

(The reading is reached from the start page.)

To cite this page
MLA style: "The Red Cross Movement - About". Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2021. Web. 27 May 2022. <>

About the educational games

The educational games are based on Nobel Prize awarded achievements and were produced between 2001 and 2012. Most games have not been updated since production (including potential scientific facts changes) and are provided here on an 'as is' basis by popular demand.

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