Egypt: ICRC Activities from January to December 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Egypt promotes international humanitarian law (IHL). It ensures humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of conflict and violence, including from the broader region.
It facilitates ICRC operations worldwide through dialogue with multilateral organizations, civil society, and diplomatic officials and helps reestablish contact between family members separated by conflict, other situations of violence, and migration.
The ICRC delegation also works with healthcare providers to help them enhance their emergency response and works closely with the Egyptian Red Crescent and other partner organizations.
The ICRC has been intermittently present in Egypt for over 100 years. Dating back to as early as the two world wars and other crises, including the 1956 Suez crisis and the 1973 war, the ICRC visited and assisted tens of thousands of prisoners of war and civilian internees under the specific mandate conferred upon the organization by the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
It also provided assistance to the affected population and helped families remain in touch during these difficult times.
In 1983, the ICRC signed a headquarters agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and established its office in Cairo, through which the ICRC carries out a wide range of activities.
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