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  • Humanitarian diplomacy and communication

    The ICRC promotes the knowledge, understanding and, when appropriate, the development of IHL by maintaining relations with a wide range of contacts, including States, non-state actors and international

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Private sector relations

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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Social research on war

    The ICRC has long carried out social research studies on the impact of armed conflict on civilians and behaviour during armed conflict. Through its research, the organization aims to contribute to expertise on

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Protecting civilians

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Restoring family links

    Restoring family links Restoring family links 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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • RFL Country

    RFL Country

    • 2014-03-25
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  • Water and habitat

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

    • 2013-03-22
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  • The ICRC in Algeria

    Section on ICRC activities in Algeria. Includes news, operational updates, feature stories and articles about ICRC activities including detainee welfare, cooperation with the Algerian Red Crescent and support

    • 2013-05-30
    • Section
  • The ICRC in DR 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

    • 2010-10-27
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  • 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
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  • The ICRC in Eritrea

    The ICRC opened a delegation in Eritrea in 1998 in the context of the international armed conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia and continues to respond to the remaining needs from that two-year conflict. Its

    • 2013-08-20
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • The ICRC in Libya

    The ICRC is visiting detainees, tracing missing persons, working with the Libyan Red Crescent to help people injured or displaced by violence and training Libyan Red Crescent and other volunteers to highlight

    • 2012-11-12
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • The ICRC in the Americas

    Section on ICRC activities in the Americas. Includes news, operational updates, feature stories and articles about ICRC activities including detainee welfare, missing persons, conflict victim assistance

    • 2010-04-20
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  • 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
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  • 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

    • 2011-05-15
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  • The ICRC regional delegation for Mexico, Central America and Cuba

    Section on ICRC activities in Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Includes news, operational updates, feature stories and articles about migration, missing persons

    • 2011-06-01
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  • 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
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