• 1949. Mazeike, Greece. The ICRC and the Greek Red Cross launched a joint relief action for Greek children, in which food, clothing and shoes were distributed.
    • 1949. Mazeike, Greece. The ICRC and the Greek Red Cross launched a joint relief action for Greek children, in which food, clothing and shoes were distributed.
      © ICRC / hist-03012-27

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  • 1968 – 1970. Biafran War, Nto-Edino camp. A doctor from the Swedish Red Cross, accompanied by volunteers from the Biafran Red Cross, distributes vitamins.
    • 1968 – 1970. Biafran War, Nto-Edino camp. A doctor from the Swedish Red Cross, accompanied by volunteers from the Biafran Red Cross, distributes vitamins. At the time the ICRC did not yet have a medical unit, and several National Societies lent it doctors and nurses who took part in medical and relief operations.
      © ICRC / Max Vaterlaus / ng-n-00061-14

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  • 1984. A team from the Honduran Red Cross and the ICRC travelling in a dugout canoe to Silma Lila, a refugee camp for Miskitos. It is transporting a bag of Red Cross messages, bringing the refugees news of their loved ones who stayed behind in Nicaragua.
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  • 1987. Beirut, the war of the camps. After the siege of Shatila refugee camp, an evacuation became possible at last. It was organized jointly by the Lebanese Red Cross and the ICRC.
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  • 1989. Kabul. In the Afghan Red Crescent, two nurses clean a patient’s wounds, assisted by an interpreter.
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  • 2002. Gaza, Rafah camp. Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent and ICRC employees unload relief supplies for Palestinians whose houses have been demolished by the Israeli Defence Forces.
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  • 2006. A Nigerian Red Cross volunteer and an ICRC delegate talk to detainees in Koton-Karfe prison.
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  • 2007. Erez Checkpoint, Gaza. A Palestinian woman is evacuated by employees of the ICRC and the Magen David Adom.
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  • 2010. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A major relief operation, run jointly by the ICRC, the International Federation and many National Societies, came to the aid of those affected by the January 2010 earthquake.
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  • 2011. Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. In the wake of typhoon Washi, one of the most urgent problems was the lack of access to drinking water. Here, specialists from the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross connect pipes to the main water source.
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  • 2012. Colombia. A volunteer from the Colombian Red Cross and an ICRC delegate warn members of a community living in a conflict area about improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war, and explain how to prevent the accidents they cause.
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  • Throughout the world, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and their International Federation are the ICRC’s natural and preferred partners. The purpose of their cooperation is to give a rapid, coordinated response to the humanitarian needs of people affected by armed conflict and other violent situations.
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