The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been present in Bolivia since 1933. In close coordination with Bolivia’s authorities, institutions and organizations, the ICRC currently provides advice and technical support, carrying out activities with the prison system, the police, the armed forces, universities, the Bolivian Red Cross and others.

The ICRC and the Bolivian Red Cross Society provide medical aid to people at the border between Peru and Bolivia.

ICRC offices supporting the region

This country is covered by our delegation in Lima, Peru.

Contact us


Calle Gonzalves 240. Dpto. 202, Sopocachi Bajo, La Paz, Bolivia



Opening Hours:

9am - 6pm

Media contact

José Carlos Thissen


+ 51 9541 31650

Our work with the Bolivian Red Cross

The ICRC cooperates with National Societies to further their institutional development and their role as auxiliaries to the public authorities for the safe delivery of relevant humanitarian services. We also help National Societies to strengthen their capacities so that they are able to provide an effective response in natural disasters, armed conflicts and other situations of violence. We coordinate with other International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners, working with them in a complementary manner and adapting our cooperation to the specific context of each country and the needs of each individual National Society.