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  • 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
  • Overview: mine action

    Even after a conflict ends, mines and such ‘explosive remnants of war’ as unexploded bombs, shells and cluster-munition bomblets continue to kill and maim. This deadly problem has a name: weapon contamination

    • 2012-03-01
    • 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 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 regional delegation in Côte d'Ivoire

    The ICRC delegation in Abidjan covers Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo. It helps displaced persons in Côte d'Ivoire and Malian refugees in Burkina Faso. In all the countries covered, the ICRC

    • 2012-07-16
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Antananarivo

    The ICRC has been in working in Madagascar since 2002. In 2011 the ICRC opened a regional delegation for the Indian Ocean, covering the four island States of Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles

    • 2013-08-20
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation for Mali and Niger

    In Niger, the ICRC works mainly to relieve the effects of chronic food crises in areas previously affected by armed violence and inter-communal tensions. In Mali, the ICRC brings aid to people suffering the

    • 2013-02-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Niger

    In Niger, the ICRC is helping people who have fled conflict in Mali, Nigeria and Libya, and residents who are suffering the consequences of these same conflicts. We are also aiding the victims of climate in

    • 2013-12-19
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Somalia

    In Somalia, the ICRC, in close partnership with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), responds to the needs conflict victims, often aggravated by natural disasters. It provides emergency assistance, long-term

    • 2013-08-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in South Sudan

    In South Sudan, the ICRC works to prevent violations of international humanitarian law and supports hospital and physical-rehabilitation services. The organization helps conflict-affected communities to survive

    • 2013-02-13
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Tunis

    The Tunis regional delegation covers Tunisia and Morocco/Western Sahara. Its main activities are visits to detainees in Tunisia, dealing with the humanitarian consequences of the Western Sahara conflict

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

    The ICRC in Uganda focuses on activities in favour of refugees and detainees, ensuring access to water and sanitation (in collaboration with the Uganda Red Cross Society— URCS) and supporting the integration

    • 2012-05-23
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Harare

    The Harare regional delegation covers Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has existed in its current form since 1981, although the ICRC has been active in southern Africa since 1959, protecting

    • 2013-04-11
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Haiti

    The Port-au-Prince delegation covers Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In Haiti, its main humanitarian activities are visiting detainees and aiding the Haitian Red Cross and other Movement partners in the safe

    • 2012-11-15
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in Lima

    The regional delegation in Lima coordinates the ICRC's activities in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. It closely monitors the humanitarian consequences of past and present conflicts in the region, visits detainees

    • 2012-10-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Afghanistan

    The ICRC’s delegation in Kabul was established in 1987, after eight years working in Pakistan for victims of the Afghan conflict. The operational focus is on monitoring the conduct of hostilities and working to

    • 2014-01-01
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Australia

    The ICRC Australia Mission works to foster support for the ICRC's global operations and to promote international humanitarian law (IHL) and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s presence in Australia

    • 2013-10-21
    • Overview
  • The ICRC in Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh, the ICRC seeks to protect and assist people affected by collective and organized armed violence. It promotes awareness and implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) among authorities

    • 2012-09-25
    • Overview
  • The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi

    The ICRC worked in India at the time of partition (1947-1948) and in the conflicts between India and Pakistan (1965 and 1971). We established a regional delegation in New Delhi in 1982, today covering India

    • 2013-10-02
    • Overview