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ICRC activities in Rwanda - in brief

31-03-2004

Action in favour of detainees - Restoring family links - Assisance to the Rwandan population - Prevention - Cooperation with the Rwandan Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has carried out its traditional activities in Rwanda since 1964. A continuous expatriate presence has been maintained since 1990, when a permanent delegation was established. The ICRC maintained this operational expatriate presence during the 1994 genocide.
 
Today, its humanitarian action includes visits to places of detention, assistance to the victims of the 1994 events, reestablishment of contact between families separated by conflict, the dissemination of International Humanitarian Law and cooperation with the Rwanda Red Cross Society.
 
In its 6 offices across the country, ICRC employs 238 Rwandan and 48 expatriate staff.