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The ICRC in Guinea

Conakry, Guinea. Personnel of the Red Cross Society of Guinea evacuate casualties during the September 2009 violence.

In Guinea, the ICRC protects and assists people affected by the violence that affects the country from time to time. Read full overview.

Facts and Figures

In 2013, the ICRC:

  • visited over 3,500 detainees and provided 2,235 detainees with extra food during 204 visits;
  • restored contact between 275 detainees and their families by transferring 290 Red Cross messages and setting up 189 phone calls;
  • made regular deliveries of medicines and medical consumables to 30 places of detention, making it possible to conduct over 15,700 consultations;
  • ran a university war surgery module for 43 doctors who were undergoing specialization training;
  • trained 6 doctors and 30 nurses in emergency care for wounded persons;
  • ran 4 exercises during which staff practiced executing the hospital emergency plans drawn up with technical support from the ICRC;
  • gave almost 85,000 people better access to water by building 12 new wells and repairing 20 others;
  • held briefings on IHL and human rights for 985 gendarmes and police officers, plus 800 students from 8 universities;
  • supported the Red Cross Society of Guinea as they helped 590 victims of socio-political and intercommunal violence.