The ICRC’s regional delegation for the UK and Ireland builds support for the organization’s global operations and furthers understanding of international humanitarian law.

President of Ireland signing visitors' book at ICRC headquarters with the ICRC and Irish flags in the background

Our work in Ireland

Our regional delegation for the UK and Ireland focuses on humanitarian diplomacy to build support for the ICRC’s global operations and for international humanitarian law (IHL). We engage with the UK and Irish governments, armed forces, members of civil society and other parties to bolster support for IHL and principled humanitarian action. We promote the protection of detainees and the restoration of family links. We also support community-based efforts to mitigate the consequences of violence in Northern Ireland. The ICRC works with the Irish Red Cross in various areas, notably to promote IHL and the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our work in Ireland is supported by our regional delegation in London.

Contact us


44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL, UK


+44 20 3943 5048

Opening Hours:

9am – 5pm

Our work with the Irish Red Cross

In Ireland, we work with the Irish Red Cross on a wide range of matters, including humanitarian action, IHL, media and events.