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The ICRC regional delegation in Brasilia


The ICRC’s regional delegation for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay has been fulfilling its humanitarian mission since the 1970s. From its headquarters in Brasilia it works to meet the needs of people affected by violent situations linked to social and agrarian issues, and in urban settings. It visits detainees, promotes International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and supports the security forces in adapting their procedures to international human rights standards. The ICRC also helps to build up the response capacity of the National Red Cross Societies in the region, and it works together with State institutions in developing forensic skills for improving the identification of human remains.

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