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The ICRC in the Americas

ICRC priorities in the Americas are fourfold: to protect people deprived of their freedom, to clarify the fate of people missing in connection with past and current conflicts, to protect and assist people caught up in armed conflict and other forms of violence and to promote international humanitarian law and the role of the ICRC.

Key operations

  • An ICRC team travels by canoe up the river Ispí to visit the municipality of Roberto Payan (Nariño). The ICRC helps the resident population affected by the conflict through agricultural and basic sanitation projects. The ICRC in Colombia

    The ICRC's work in Colombia involves protecting civilians, helping displaced persons and conflict-affected communities, visiting detainees and promoting IHL.


  • Port-au-Prince, Cité Soleil. Water fountains restaured by the ICRC. The ICRC in Haiti

    The Port-au-Prince ICRC delegation covers Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In Haiti, its main humanitarian activities are visiting detainees and aiding the Haitian Red Cross and other Movement partners in the safe provision of services to residents of violence-prone areas.