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First aid and hospital care

Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Haitian Red Cross volunteers give first aid to a child at a first-aid post set up by the ICRC.

The ICRC treats 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 by supporting existing health facilities with medicines, equipment, training and additional staff. In the last 25 years, the ICRC has assisted hundreds of hospitals and its medical teams have operated on more than 100'000 war casualties in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Chechnya. Read full overview

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Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine

  • Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine
    Nigeria: everybody as one

    The ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society bring the best first-aid practices, based on the latest research, to communities where basic emergency care and medical supplies are few and far between.