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  • The ICRC in Japan

    The ICRC Mission in Japan (ICRC-Tokyo) focuses on enhancing humanitarian debate in the country, contributing towards Japan's foreign policy on humanitarian issues and seeking political and financial support

    • 2014-01-06
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Kuala Lumpur

    The regional delegation in Kuala Lumpur covers Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. It focuses on dialogue with national and regional bodies on humanitarian issues, IHL, and the mandate and role of the ICRC. The

    • 2012-08-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Pakistan

    The ICRC was present at the birth of Pakistan in 1947, when it was requested by both the Pakistani and Indian governments to respond to the humanitarian consequences of the partition. Today, as a 150-year-old

    • 2013-09-04
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Moscow

    The Moscow delegation covers the Russian Federation, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, focusing on past conflicts and the current North Caucasus situation. It maintains strategic dialogue with the Russian

    • 2012-03-06
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Iran

    In Iran, the ICRC’s priorities are to promote international humanitarian law and to work with the authorities in Iran and Iraq to address some of the humanitarian consequences of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war

    • 2011-06-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Kuwait

    The ICRC’s Kuwait regional delegation covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It focuses on the incorporation of international humanitarian law into national legislation

    • 2012-08-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Lebanon

    The ICRC has been present in Lebanon since 1967, where it continues to address the humanitarian problems arising from the internal and international conflicts of the last 45 years. It visits people deprived of

    • 2013-08-15
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Syria

    In response to the violence affecting Syria since March 2011, the ICRC works with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to meet basic needs, especially first aid. Present in Syria since 1967, the ICRC also works in the

    • 2011-07-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Yemen

    The ICRC is helping civilians affected by conflict and other violence in several of Yemen’s governorates, where a difficult humanitarian situation has compounded the suffering of communities already affected by

    • 2014-04-07
    • Overview
  • About the International Committee of the Red Cross

    The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • History of the ICRC

    Since its creation in 1863, the ICRC's sole objective has been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. It does so through its direct action around the world, as well as by

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Founding and early years of the ICRC (1863-1914)

    The Red Cross came into being at the initiative of a man named Henry Dunant, who helped wounded soldiers at the battle of Solferino in 1859 and then lobbied political leaders to take more action to protect war

    • 2010-05-12
    • Overview
  • 1945-1965: two decades of challenges

    At the end of the Second World War, the ICRC finds itself in an ambivalent position. Its humanitarian work during the conflict – in particular in aid of prisoners of war – has been widely commended. However

    • 2010-05-05
    • Overview
  • Development of modern international humanitarian law

    Efforts to regulate warfare have existed to a greater or lesser extent throughout history. But these remained temporary, local arrangements, until the middle of the 19th century when the newly-created ICRC

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC since 1970: proliferating needs, activities and risks

    To meet new challenges and constantly growing needs, the ICRC became a The ICRC since 1970: proliferating needs, activities and risks To meet new challenges and constantly growing needs, the ICRC became a

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC's mandate and mission

    The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The Movement

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially

    • 2013-08-24
    • Overview
  • Council of delegates

    Every two years the ICRC, the International Federation and the individual national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, meet in what is known as the Council of Delegates. It provides a forum to discuss

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

    Convening under the banner of The 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent The 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Convening under the banner of "Our World

    • 2011-12-02
    • Overview
  • International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

    The International Conference is the supreme deliberative body of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It brings together all the components of the Movement and the States Parties to the Geneva

    • 2011-11-09
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo the ICRC promotes respect for international humanitarian law in the treatment of civilians and detainees and helps those adversely affected by conflict and internal

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
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  • The Problem

    Violence against health care must end Violence against patients and health-care workers is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement runs a global

    • 2013-04-25
    • Overview