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ICRC photo galleries

Photo galleries section

This section contains an online selection of the ICRC's photo library and includes the possibility of downloading high-resolution images. The ICRC photo library collection contains more than 115'000 photos available in digital format covering ICRC activities in conflicts throughout the world from the 1850s to the present day.

Latest galleries

  • 150 years of humanitarian action: Rules to limit suffering

    Even war has limits. The 1864 Geneva Convention, signed 150 years ago, was the founding text of contemporary international humanitarian law. This body of law now includes more than one hundred texts and treaties and has evolved to adapt to the changing nature of war. But signing treaties is not enough; all too frequent violations of humanitarian law in conflict have an unacceptable human cost. Today, more than ever, we call upon all parties to conflict to spare civilians and respect international humanitarian law.

    • 18-08-2014
    • 13 Photos
  • The French Red Cross is organizing health care for the sick and wounded. Children receive particular care. Côte d'Ivoire: Displaced persons receive emergency aid

    In May 2014, an armed group from Liberia attacked the village of Fétai, western Côte d'Ivoire. Thirteen people died and several were injured. Houses were destroyed and damage was extensive. Over 3,000 people fled to the small town of Grabo nearby, where the authorities and the humanitarian community set up a site to provide temporary accommodation for 1,000 of them. Working in conjunction with the Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire, the ICRC put up tents, built showers and latrines and organized a water supply.

    • 18-07-2014
    • 14 Photos
  • Difficulties in reaching vast tracts of the country by road has – for the first time in 17 years – forced the ICRC to deliver food by air. South Sudan: Reaching millions affected by violence

    South Sudan marks its third anniversary in the shadow of violence which has left hundreds of thousands in urgent need of assistance. Around the country, the ICRC helps build the resilience of conflict-affected communities with livelihood support and by improving access to clean water. It is also working to reunite families separated by conflict and other situations of violence.

    • 11-07-2014
    • 13 Photos