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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
  • Towards a solution

    Towards a solution

    • 2013-04-26
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Algeria

    In Algeria, the ICRC focuses on visiting detainees, assessing their treatment and conditions and obtaining improvements where necessary. We work alongside the Algerian Red Crescent and also help the authorities

    • 2013-05-30
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Yaoundé

    The ICRC regional delegation for Central Africa, based since 1992 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, promotes the implementation of international humanitarian law in Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic

    • 2013-04-19
    • 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 in Guinea

    In Guinea, the ICRC protects and assists people affected by the violence that affects the country from time to time. The ICRC in Guinea In Guinea, the ICRC protects and assists people affected by the violence

    • 2013-12-19
    • 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 Liberia

    In Liberia, the ICRC is focusing on detainee welfare, water and sanitation, supporting the Liberian National Red Cross Society, and promoting international humanitarian law. In addition, we are still supporting

    • 2013-04-19
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Mali

    In Mali, the ICRC brings aid to people suffering the combined effects of the armed conflict and the weather. The ICRC in Mali In Mali, the ICRC brings aid to people suffering the combined effects of the armed

    • 2013-12-11
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, the ICRC protects and assists people affected by armed conflict and violence, particularly in the north-eastern part of the country, the Middle Belt and the Niger Delta states. We promote

    • 2013-10-03
    • 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 regional delegation in Brasilia

    The ICRC’s regional delegation for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay has been fulfilling its humanitarian mission since the 1970s. The ICRC regional delegation in Brasilia The ICRC regional

    • 2013-07-15
    • 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