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Colombia - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

In Colombia since 1969, the ICRC strives to protect and assist victims of the armed conflict, to secure greater compliance with IHL by all weapon bearers, and to promote integration of IHL into the armed forces’ doctrine, training and operations. The ICRC also visits security detainees. For IDPs and conflict-affected residents, it provides relief, helps ensure access to health care, and carries out small-scale repairs to infrastructure. It also runs a comprehensive mine-action programme that includes mine-risk education and physical rehabilitation for victims. It works closely with the Colombian Red Cross and other Movement components active in Colombia.