Having worked in Malaysia since 1972, the ICRC established the Kuala Lumpur regional delegation in 2001, overseeing activities in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It works with Governments and National Societies – including through the ICRC Regional Resource Centre supporting delegations across Asia – to promote international humanitarian law (IHL)/humanitarian principles and gain support for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's activities. In Malaysia, ICRC visits detainees, works with authorities to address issues identied during visits and helps detained migrants contact their families. In Sabah, it works with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) in favor of vulnerable communities in the field of health.
Read: the full facts and figures on the work of the Kuala Lumpur delegation in 2016