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Regional delegation in Kuwait - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The ICRC has been in Kuwait since the outbreak of the 1990–1991 Gulf War. Its presence in the region is linked to humanitarian issues remaining from that war and those arising from the current armed conflict in Iraq, and to work relating to people deprived of their freedom in the Gulf Cooperation Council member States. In addition, the ICRC focuses on promoting IHL and its own role as a neutral and independent humanitarian organization working in areas of armed conflict and other situations of violence. Reinforcing cooperation with the National Red Crescent Societies of the region is another priority.