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Annual Report

The 2012 Annual Report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted out of 80 delegations worldwide. The activities are part of the organization’s mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and to promote respect for international humanitarian law. The ICRC’s Annual Report 2012 describes the harm that armed conflicts inflict on populations around the world, and what the organization is doing to protect and assist them.

> Interactive map: Expenditure by country

> Annual Report 2012: Complete version (PDF file)

> Press conference - VIDEO

Facts and Figures

In 2012:

  • More than 6.2 million people received aid in the form of food and close to 2.8 million received aid in the form of essential household and hygiene items;
  • The ICRC's water, sanitation and construction projects benefited some 22 million people – the majority of whom were women and children;
  • Over 7.1 million patients received treatment at ICRC-supported health facilities;
  • ICRC delegates visited over half a million detainees in 97 countries, including detainees under the jurisdiction of international courts and tribunals;
  • The ICRC handled over 279,000 Red Cross messages, enabling family members separated by hostilities and other crises to restore contact, with 50,000 of the messages being exchanged between detainees and their families;
  • The organization facilitated over 209,000 phone calls between family members, often between detainees and their relatives.

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