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  • Building respect for humanitarian action and IHL among “other” weapon bearers

    Building respect for humanitarian action and IHL among “other” weapon bearers The "other" weapon bearers – armed opposition groups and military/security firms – cannot be overlooked in modern armed conflict

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC reach out to universities

    For the ICRC, partnerships with universities are vital in its efforts to foster respect for international humanitarian law. By encouraging universities to offer courses and by giving assistance to professors

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Education programmes for young people

    Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an education programme that introduces young people between 13 and 18 years of age to the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian law (IHL).The teaching

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Health

    The goal of ICRC’s Health Unit activities is to give people affected by conflict access to basic preventive and curative health care that meets universally recognized standards. To this end, it assists – or may

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Health in prisons

    The ICRC is concerned with the welfare of anyone detained in connection with armed conflicts or internal disturbances that require intervention by a neutral organization. Its objective is to ensure acceptable

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Primary health care

    The ICRC and its Red Cross and Red Crescent partners intervene in conflict situations to maintain essential health care services for the affected population, as far as possible by supporting local structures

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Relations between the ICRC and the private sector

    The section on private sector relations explains the principles that guide the ICRC's relations with the private sector, relations that aim to promote humanitarian principles with companies operating in war

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Reuniting families separated by conflict and disasters

    Conflict and disasters leave more than physical wounds: in the turmoil, panic and terror, family members can be separated in minutes, sometimes leading to long years of anguish and uncertainty about the fate of

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Respect for the life and dignity of the detainees

    Through the Geneva Conventions, the international community has mandated the ICRC to visit both prisoners of war and civilians interned during armed conflict. Wherever possible, the ICRC also visits people

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Water and habitat

    Each year, armed conflict disrupts millions of lives. The ICRC’s water and habitat activities ensure that people in conflict zones have access to water and create or maintain a sustainable living environment

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Burundi

    In Burundi the ICRC rehabilitates water and sanitation systems for vulnerable groups, restores family links and reunites families separated by conflict. It also works with prison authorities to ensure that

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Azerbaijan

    In Azerbaijan the ICRC focuses on missing persons and on detainees held for conflict-related or security reasons, or who are otherwise vulnerable. It provides health support, particularly as regards

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC delegation in Paris

    The Paris delegation promotes IHL and facilitates ICRC operations through humanitarian diplomacy in the form of dialogue with government, military and diplomatic officials. Its international role makes France

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Kyrgyzstan

    The ICRC delegation in Kyrgyzstan assists victims of violence and visits detainees. It promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) and other relevant bodies of law and their integration into: national

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in the Western Balkans

    In Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the ICRC focuses on supporting efforts to trace missing persons and helping their families

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC mission in Ankara

    The primary role of the ICRC's mission in Ankara is to support the ICRC's protection work in Iraq. However, the ICRC also conducts activities within Turkey, focusing on the promotion of IHL and cooperation with

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Funds and medals

    The ICRC administers a number of funds established over the past century by special donations from individuals or organisations. These have various aims: to help promote and develop the activities of the Red

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • 1919-1938: consolidation among crises

    The carnage of 1914-18 should have made this conflict the last. The public was horrified at the amount of blood that been spilt and war now seemed to have no place. But events themselves would quickly quash

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • 1919-1939: consolidation among crises

    The carnage of 1914-18 should have made this conflict the last. The public was horrified at the amount of blood that been spilt and war now seemed to have no place. But events themselves would quickly quash

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • 1914-1918: baptism of fire and innovation

    August 1914: The world has been turned upside down by the insanity of war, and the ICRC is about to experience a real baptism of fire. This small institution would become a truly international organization, in

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • 1939-1945: descent into hell

    The invasion of Poland by German troops on 1 September 1939 is an indication of what is to come. Trench warfare is to be replaced by mechanized warfare, preceded by massive air raids that principally target the

    • 2010-05-11
    • Overview
  • How you can help

    Credit card is not the only way to donate - you can also donate by cheque or by bank/postal transfer, or you can become a regular contributor to the work of the ICRC. And many individuals, associations and

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview
  • Overview: Support from the corporate sector

    Specific information about the support that private companies can bring to the ICRC, in cash, in kind or in the form of an exchange of expertise. Donations, partnerships, supply of goods and services. Overview

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview
  • About the National implementation database

    The National implementation database provides documentation and brief commentaries concerning the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) at the national level. About the National implementation

    • 2010-06-15
    • Overview
  • Air and naval warfare

    All armed conflicts are covered by the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian law, wherever the theatre of operations might be, land, sea or air. Nevertheless, some treaty and customary law

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview