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The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi

Opened in 1982, the regional delegation in New Delhi covers Bhutan, India and the Maldives. The ICRC promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) regionwide and visits people detained in connection with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It also supports the Indian Red Cross Society and Maldivian Red Crescent Society. Read full overview


  • Regional delegation in India: Changing media and its challenges

    The New Delhi delegation's newsletter focuses on the diverse commitments that the regional delegation undertakes with the media in India and the South Asian region. It also highlights some of the major events of the last quarter undertaken by the various units through essays, first-person accounts and interviews.

  • Dr. Raed Abu Rabi explaining global best practices to participants of the Healthcare in Detention Seminar, held in Jammu on 23-24 September, 2013 India: Medics and prison authorities discuss health care for those in detention

    Monitoring the health conditions of detainees is a priority for the ICRC. During a recent visit to India, Dr Raed Abu Rabi, head of the ICRC's Health in Detention Unit, led seminars in Jammu and Srinagar on global standards of health care in places of detention.

  • 150 years of humanitarian action: Where ICRC meets India

    On a visit to New Delhi, the ICRC director-general discusses the strategic partnership between his organization and the Indian Red Cross Society and outlines the humanitarian services the ICRC has provided on the Indian sub-continent since 1917. Speaking at various fora, he highlights humanitarian challenges arising from conflicts around the world and emphasizes the need to improve access to health care in conflict areas.

  • India: ICRC's humanitarian action during the 1965 war

    During the India-Pakistan conflict in 1965, the ICRC was recognized as a neutral intermediary, which allowed its delegates to visit prisoners of war and civilian detainees, assist in repatriation and provide necessary relief to the affected population, in coordination with the Indian Red Cross Society. Former ICRC director general (1984-1988) Dr Jacques Moreillon, who was on his first ICRC mission to India at the time, takes us back 48 years, when he travelled across the country to carry out the ICRC's humanitarian work.


Documentation Centre, ICRC New Delhi

The Documentation Centre at the Regional Delegation of ICRC in New Delhi has a rich collection of publications focussing on international humanitarian law, the challenges of humanitarian work and issues of humanitarian concern in war, and the history and development of armed conflict. The centre, which is open for consultations for researchers and academics from Monday to Friday (during office hours of 08:30-17:00 hours), also houses publications on other topics such as international criminal law, human rights, weapons, detention, refugees and displaced persons.

Where to find us:
C-6/6, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi - 110016
Tel.: +91 11 42211000 

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