Volunteers of the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) setting up the equipment to provide services in their mobile kiosk. Photo: Berta PANES/ICRC

Evaluation report: The Contribution of Prevention Work to ICRC Protection of Civilians Engagement

This is a short executive summary for the evaluation of the contribution of prevention work to ICRC protection of civilians engagement.
Report 14 February 2024

The evaluation aimed to assess whether and how the prevention work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) contributes to the organization's protection engagements in contexts of reignited or new crises.

Overall, it was found that ICRC staff members recognize both that the organization, through its prevention activities, pursues broader objectives in terms of directly increasing key actors' compliance with humanitarian law and that these activities add value by preparing the ground for the ICRC's protection work.