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Pakistan - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The ICRC began working in Pakistan in 1981 to assist victims of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Its current operations focus on: visiting security detainees; assisting residents and displaced victims of armed violence; supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent Society; ensuring care of the weapon-wounded and the disabled; promoting compliance with IHL among officials and military forces; and fostering dialogue with religious leaders, academic institutions and the media on IHL-related issues, the conduct of hostilities and neutral and independent humanitarian action.