Annual Report 2015

09 May 2016
Annual Report 2015
South Sudan Red Cross volunteers help to collect food rations after an ICRC airdrop in Jonglei State, South Sudan. BY-NC-ND/ICRC/P. Krzysiek

The Annual Report 2015 is an account of the field activities the ICRC has conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law. 

Facts and figures

31.3 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.
13 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.
2.9 million health consultations were conducted.
Read more on health.
929,900 detainees were visited.
Read more on visiting detainees.

479,000 calls were made between family members
Read more on restoring family links.


A woman carries a sack of seed that was distributed by the ICRC to displaced persons in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Alyona Synenko/ICRC

A woman carries a sack of seed that was distributed by the ICRC to displaced people in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Alyona Synenko/ICRC


Largest operations

ICRC expenditure totalled  1,528. 9 million Swiss francs for headquarters and field activities in 2015.  Below are the top 15 operations globally by  expenditure.

View: Full chart illustrating the ICRC's largest operations from the Annual Report 2015.


The ICRC carried out activities in over 80 countries around the world in 2015. Below are the locations of operations by expenditure.

View: Interactive map detailing the ICRC's expenditure from the Annual Report 2015.

Download report

The Annual Report 2015 can be downloaded in pdf format for the following sections.