Helping detainees

The ICRC aims to secure humane treatment and conditions of detention for all detainees, regardless of the reasons for their arrest and detention. We also seek to alleviate the suffering of their families, particularly by restoring communication between detainees and their relatives.

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990'00
people benefited from the ICRC’s visits to places of detention.
1'650
places of detention received visits from the ICRC.
4'800
visits to detainees took place.
33'000
detainees received individual visits and follow-up from the ICRC.
35
prisoners of war received visits from the ICRC.
98
countries and territories saw ICRC action to improve the conditions of detainees.

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