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Regional delegation in Abuja - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

Active in Nigeria during the Biafran war (1966–70), the ICRC established a delegation in Lagos in 1988, relocating to Abuja in 2003. It seeks to protect people affected by violence and works to enhance the Nigerian Red Cross Society’s capacity to respond to emergencies countrywide, in particular in the Niger Delta. It supports the National Society’s tracing and dissemination activities and a programme to improve hygiene and sanitation in prisons. Working with the authorities, the armed forces, the police, civil society, and the Economic Community of West African States, the ICRC promotes awareness of IHL and its national implementation.