The Red Cross and the Red Crescent are two of the most recognized symbols in the world. The Red Crystal is a new addition of these two worldwide well known symbols. But they are more than just that. They are protected emblems and their use is enshrined in international humanitarian law. The graphic depiction of either a red cross, a red crescent or red crystal on a white background must be strictly adhered to. The Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal emblems are symbols of protection in times of armed conflict. Their use is enshrined in international humanitarian law.