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Humanitarian diplomacy and communication

The ICRC promotes the knowledge, understanding and, when appropriate, the development of IHL by maintaining relations with a wide range of contacts, including States, non-state actors and international organizations. Through dialogue, it explains its positions on issues of humanitarian concern and multiplies contacts to facilitate field operations and raise awareness of the needs of those affected by armed conflict and violence. It strives to defend and promote impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian action and to guard against the use of humanitarian activities for military or political ends.

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Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine

  • Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine
    Speaking up for humanity

    A voice for vulnerable people in the halls of power, Movement diplomacy ranges from rapid response during emergencies to support for long-term solutions and humanitarian values. Movement efforts at the African Union offer a case in point.