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  • Where does your money go?

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

    • 2009-03-24
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  • Philanthropy

    If you are in a position to donate a large amount – maybe once, maybe occasionally, maybe on a regular basis – you can substantially increase our capacity to help people affected by conflict – quickly and

    • 2013-11-26
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  • How you can help

    Thank you for supporting the ICRC. 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

    • 2013-01-01
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  • IRRC, No 888 – ICRC: 150 Years of Humanitarian Action

    IRRC, No 888 – ICRC: 150 Years of Humanitarian Action IRRC, No 888 – ICRC: 150 Years of Humanitarian Action The International Review of the Red Cross is a quarterly published by the International Committee of

    • 2013-02-10
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  • The ICRC in Mali

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

    • 2013-07-30
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  • ICRC headquarters, Geneva

    Section on the work of ICRC headquarters in Geneva. Includes news, operational updates, feature stories and articles about the work of ICRC headquarters in Geneva: supporting operational delegations, IHL

    • 2010-04-20
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  • The ICRC in the UK and Ireland: Who we are

    Staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the UK and Ireland based in our London and Belfast offices. The ICRC in the UK and Ireland: Who we are Contact the ICRC UK & Ireland Press Office

    • 2013-03-26
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  • 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. About the International

    • 2009-02-19
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  • Contacts at the ICRC

    Contacts at the ICRC How to get there: From Geneva Cornavin Station (12 min), Bus 8, F, V or Z to Appia. Contacts for media and public communication at ICRC headquarters in Geneva. For media contacts in

    • 2009-03-24
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  • Finances and budget

    The ICRC is funded by voluntary contributions from the States party to the Geneva Conventions (governments); national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies; supranational organizations (such as the European

    • 2010-03-23
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  • History of the ICRC: 1919-1939

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • History of the ICRC: first World War

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • History of the ICRC: founding and early years

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • The mandate and mission of the ICRC

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Support from foundations, funds and charitable trusts

    Support for the ICRC from foundations, funds and charitable trusts allows our delegates to go on helping people affected by armed conflict Support from foundations, funds and charitable trusts Support from

    • 2014-01-16
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  • Our partners

    The ICRC has developed several long-term partnerships with partners from a wide range of backgrounds, including public bodies, sports associations, businesses, private initiatives and individuals. Our partners

    • 2009-03-24
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  • The Friends of the ICRC

    The Friends of the ICRC If you join the Friends of the ICRC (by committing yourself to a minimum annual donation of CHF 5,000) you will receive: The Friends of the ICRC are a group of individuals with a

    • 2013-11-26
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  • Support from the corporate sector

    Support from the corporate sector Support from the corporate sector By supporting ICRC operations, our corporate donors demonstrate a high level of commitment to social responsibility, together with respect for

    • 2014-01-16
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  • Annual Report

    The Annual Report is an in-depth country-by-country account of the ICRC's operations in 2011. One section covers activities carried out at the Geneva headquarters, while operational statistics and a statement

    • 2013-06-27
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  • Donate to the ICRC: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The information you are looking for is probably mentioned in the sections below. Please read them before contacting the ICRC. Regarding any other matter, however, please feel free to contact us. Donate to the

    • 2009-03-24
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  • 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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • History of the ICRC: the Second World War

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • History of the ICRC: since 1945

    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

    • 2010-03-23
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  • Working for the ICRC

    Working for the ICRC The International Committee of the Red Cross recruits staff, trains them and develops their skills, so that the organization can call on a sufficient number of qualified personnel to

    • 2009-03-24
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  • Sustainable development at the ICRC

    Sustainable development can be defined as Sustainable development at the ICRC Sustainable development at the ICRC Sustainable development can be defined as "development that meets the needs of the present

    • 2012-05-04
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