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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
    • Archived page
  • Ein vermächtnis an das IKRK

    Eine humanitäre Gest. die Hoffnung bringt

    • 2010-07-08
    • Overview
  • Overview

    Two examples of what your bequest or legacy can do Keeping families together is an essential part of human dignity. Every year, the ICRC and the National Societies help hundreds of thousands of people to

    • 2010-07-08
    • Overview
  • About the National implementation database

    The National implementation database provides documentation and brief commentaries concerning the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) at the national level. About the National implementation

    • 2010-06-15
    • Overview
  • 1919-1938: consolidation among crises

    The carnage of 1914-18 should have made this conflict the last. The public was horrified at the amount of blood that been spilt and war now seemed to have no place. But events themselves would quickly quash

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • 1919-1939: consolidation among crises

    The carnage of 1914-18 should have made this conflict the last. The public was horrified at the amount of blood that been spilt and war now seemed to have no place. But events themselves would quickly quash

    • 2010-05-13
    • Overview
  • 1914-1918: baptism of fire and innovation

    August 1914: The world has been turned upside down by the insanity of war, and the ICRC is about to experience a real baptism of fire. This small institution would become a truly international organization, in

    • 2010-05-13
    • 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
  • 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
  • 1939-1945: descent into hell

    The invasion of Poland by German troops on 1 September 1939 is an indication of what is to come. Trench warfare is to be replaced by mechanized warfare, preceded by massive air raids that principally target the

    • 2010-05-11
    • 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
  • Where does your money go

    Every contribution is important to the ICRC and we grateful are for each contribution we receive. Your generosity will help us alleviate the suffering of conflict victims worldwide and is a source of

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview
  • Bequests and Legacies

    Bequests (legacies) made to the ICRC are an invaluable source of support for our work and help millions of victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violencearound the world to regain hope and human

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview
  • How you can help

    Credit card is not the only way to donate - you can also donate by cheque or by bank/postal transfer, or you can become a regular contributor to the work of the ICRC. And many individuals, associations and

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview
  • Overview: Support from the corporate sector

    Specific information about the support that private companies can bring to the ICRC, in cash, in kind or in the form of an exchange of expertise. Donations, partnerships, supply of goods and services. Overview

    • 2010-04-23
    • Overview