The ICRC responds rapidly and efficiently to the needs of people affected by armed conflict and by natural disasters in war zones. Read more about what we do and who we are.

in 2013
750,000
detainees received visits
in 2013
6.7 million
people received food
in 2013
8.2 million
patients received treatment
150 years
Health Care in Danger
Restoring Family Links
Prisoners of the First World War

Prisoners of the First World War

Ten million people – military personnel and civilians – were detained during the First World War. The ICRC created index cards for these prisoners and internees, and now you can search through 5 million of them.

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Leave a lasting legacy

Leave a lasting legacy

It is a little-known fact, but the largest humanitarian movement of our time needs your help. Take your commitment to helping victims of war to a new level by making a bequest to the ICRC.

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Physical rehabilitation centres: Architectural programming handbook

Physical rehabilitation centres: Architectural programming handbook

Physical rehabilitation refers to a process aimed at removing – or reducing as far as possible – restrictions on the activities of people with disabilities and at enabling them to become more independent and to enjoy the highest possible quality of life in physical, psychological, social, professional and spatial terms.

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