The ICRC helps those affected by armed conflict and promotes compliance with international humanitarian law. Read more about what we do and who we are.

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Restoring Family Links
Safer access for all National Societies
Blog - CROSS-files

Blog - CROSS-files

Explore ICRC History, International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian action and audiovisual gems through the Archives and Library collections.

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Save and change lives

Save and change lives

As the pressure on our resources continues to grow, we need more funds to help the increasing number of men, women and children around the world who find themselves caught in the crossfire of conflict.

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Tackling Weapon Contamination

Tackling Weapon Contamination

Even after a conflict ends, landmines and other explosive remnants of war continue to kill and maim, block access to essential services and hinder reconciliation processes. This deadly problem has a name: weapon contamination.

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