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The ICRC in Asia and the Pacific

Through its extensive operations in Asia and the Pacific, the ICRC responds to the needs of people affected by armed conflict and other situations violence, and natural disasters. It promotes international humanitarian law (IHL), participates in the debate on humanitarian issues, enhances understanding of its mandate and supports the region’s National Societies.

Key operations

  • The ICRC in Afghanistan

    The ICRC protects detainees and helps them maintain contact with their families; monitors the conduct of hostilities and acts to prevent IHL violations; assists the wounded and disabled; supports hospital care; improves water and sanitation services; promotes IHL; and supports the Afghan Red Crescent.

  • Insein prison. Detainee writing a Red Cross message. The ICRC in Myanmar

    The ICRC's Myanmar delegation focuses on assistance to the sick, wounded and displaced, improvements to water and sanitation in prisons, the promotion of IHL and support to the Myanmar Red Cross Society.