The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been present in Guatemala since 1987. In 1989, the ICRC signed a headquarters agreement with the Guatemalan government, strengthening its exclusively humanitarian activities in the country.

Women from Yalambojoch queueing for the communal meal eaten before the ceremony.

Our work in Guatemala

The ICRC carries out activities in Guatemala in response to the humanitarian consequences of violence, supporting the families of missing people and helping migrants, for whom they provide self-care information and services to enable them to keep in touch with their families. 

We work with the authorities to assist the country in adopting new treaties, fulfilling its international obligations and promoting international standards. 

The ICRC carries out its humanitarian work in accordance with the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.

ICRC offices supporting the region:  Our work in Guatemala is supported by our regional delegation in Mexico, which also covers Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize. For more information, visit the Mexico webpage. 

Contact us


5 Avenida 5-55 zona 14
Edificio Europlaza, Torre 2, Of. 601
Ciudad de Guatemala


+502 23103900

Media contact



+52 55 2755 1794

Our work with the Guatemalan Red Cross

The ICRC works in close collaboration with the Guatemalan Red Cross to extend our humanitarian footprint in the country. These activities include mitigating the consequences of violence, helping migrants and providing Restoring Family Links (RFL) services to put separated family members back in touch with each other. The ICRC also supports the National Society in its efforts to strengthen its institutional structure.