Who is Henry?

Jean Henri Dunant (8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henry Dunant, is the inspiration behind the Henry Goes Live blog. Dunant was a Swiss businessman and witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in 1859 in modern-day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863.


In 1901, Dunant was awarded the first-ever Nobel Peace Prize for his role in founding the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the Geneva Convention.

His birthday, 8 May, is celebrated as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

Henry goes live blog brings alive similar topics to those that Henry Dunant did back in his time. Humanity, voluntary aid work, social issues, first aid and many other themes are discussed.

Henry Goes Live team:


Editor In Chief

Tapio Pellinen




Mikaela Remes

Ida Kannisto


Ulriikka Myöhänen

Maria Hietajärvi