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Assistance: general introduction

01-03-2000

Extract from ICRC special report: assistance

The primary aim of ICRC assistance operations is to protect the victims'lives and health, to ease their plight and to ensure that the consequences of conflict - disease, injury, hunger, displacement or exposure to the elements - do not jeopardize their future. ICRC action very often necessitates a multifaceted strategy to respond to the many varying needs which arise and which differ according to the particular region or crisis.

 
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