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Colombia. An ICRC doctor takes care of a child.

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 temporarily replace – local health services. Read full overview

Selected topics

  • Azerbaijan: Tuberculosis unit for detainees in Baku 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.

  • Lokichokio, Sudan, ICRC physical rehabilitation center Physical rehabilitation

    The ICRC supports victims of conflict and violence through its Physical Rehabilitation Programme (PRP) and its Special Fund for the Disabled (SFD).

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  • Bangladesh: Physical rehabilitation services for people with disabilities

    In Bangladesh, the ICRC and the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed run a physical rehabilitation programme that helps vulnerable people with disabilities rebuild their lives.

  • Mental health and psychosocial support

    One of the most significant consequences of armed conflict and other situations of violence is their impact on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the people affected. The term ‘mental health and psychosocial support’ describes a wide range of activities undertaken by the ICRC to address the psychosocial, psychological and psychiatric problems caused or exacerbated by conflict.

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