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  • ICRC relations with police and other law enforcement officials

    Law enforcement agencies are important contacts for the ICRC, both in armed conflict and in other situations of violence, as they maintain public order and security, prevent and detect crime and protect and

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Cooperation with the National Societies

    The ICRC works closely with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Overview of the ICRC’s work to promote economic security

    The ICRC’s work to promote economic security aims to ensure that households and communities affected by conflict or armed violence can meet essential needs and maintain or restore sustainable livelihoods. Its

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • First aid and hospital care

    The ICRC treats the wounded when war conditions prevent public medical facilities from doing so. It helps in their evacuation to first aid posts and with subsequent care, either in independent ICRC hospitals or

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Physical rehabilitation

    Although the ICRC had undertaken some physical rehabilitation activities before 1979, setting up the Physical Rehabilitation Programme (PRP) that year marked the beginning of a major commitment in this field

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • Strenghtening international humanitarian law

    The ICRC is mandated by States through the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, and the statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to promote and act as guardian of

    • 2011-05-15
    • Overview
  • Protection of the civilian population

    According to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977, civilians and all persons not taking part in combat may under no circumstances be the object of attack and must be spared and

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Ethiopia and the African Union

    The ICRC delegation in Ethiopia focuses its work on the protection of detainees, the restoration of family links and the physical rehabilitation of disabled people. Enhancing its close partnership with the

    • 2012-05-14
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Nairobi

    The ICRC regional delegation in Nairobi promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) and carries out humanitarian activities in Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania. It is an important logistical centre for ICRC

    • 2012-03-26
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Rwanda

    The ICRC has maintained a permanent presence in Rwanda since 1990. It works with the national authorities to improve conditions for those held in detention, promotes greater understanding of international

    • 2014-04-04
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Dakar

    The ICRC protects and assists the victims of violence in Casamance and Guinea-Bissau, and visits those detainees that fall under its mandate. It supports the National Societies and promotes international

    • 2014-02-27
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Pretoria

    The ICRC delegation in Pretoria monitors the humanitarian situation in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland. It promotes international humanitarian law, helps restore family links for civilian victims

    • 2012-05-07
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Colombia

    Colombia is the largest ICRC operation in the Americas. The ICRC's work in Colombia involves protecting civilians, assisting displaced persons and conflict-affected communities, helping people affected by

    • 2012-02-15
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Washington

    The Washington regional delegation covers the United States and Canada, promoting IHL, facilitating ICRC operations worldwide through its contacts and visiting people in Guantanamo. It raises awareness of the

    • 2010-10-29
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Caracas

    The Caracas regional delegation covers Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname

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

    In July 2005 the ICRC opened a regional delegation in Beijing, following the signing of an agreement with the authorities of the People's Republic of China. The regional delegation for East Asia also covers the

    • 2011-06-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in the Pacific

    The ICRC regional delegation in the Pacific is based in Suva, Fiji. It covers 16 countries (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue

    • 2012-01-10
    • Overview
  • 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 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 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