In January 2011, the ICRC opened a regional delegation for the Indian Ocean in Madagascar. The delegation covers four island States that share important socio-economic and cultural ties: the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
The ICRC has been present in the Indian Ocean region since the mid-1990s. Its main humanitarian activities there are visiting persons deprived of their freedom (Comoros and Madagascar), raising awareness of international humanitarian law and providing operational and general support for the region’s four National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Read more