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Primary health care

Sudan, Gereida, Community Therapeutic Center. A local ICRC nurse prepares some milk for a malnourished chil in the arms of his mother.

Access to primary health-care services, in emergencies as in stable conditions, is a priority if related health problems are to be contained. The ICRC frequently takes action in this area. Its response reflects the level of emergency, the potential for escalation, and the involvement of other agencies. Read full overview                                            

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    Fundamental Principles in action: neutrality

    In Afghanistan, the arrival of humanitarian organizations in remote areas is sometimes perceived as an intrusion and met with suspicion. In this context, the Afghan Red Crescent Society stresses the principle of neutrality as a vital tool in bringing humanitarian relief.