The ICRC has worked with the Rwandan authorities since 1963, and in 1990 it established a permanent delegation in Rwanda.

A young Burundian refugee utilizes the free phone call services.

Our work in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works with the Rwandan authorities in political, military, law enforcement and academic circles to promote the national development and implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL). We also facilitate humanitarian diplomacy to enhance acceptance of the ICRC mandate and humanitarian operations in Rwanda and in the Great Lakes region. 

ICRC offices supporting the region: Our work in Rwanda is supported by our regional delegation in Kampala covering Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (URB).

Contact us


House No. 83, KG 5 Ave
Quartier Kacyiru
PO Box 735

Media contact



(+250) 788 502 649

Our work with the Rwandan Red Cross

Our work with the Rwandan Red Cross includes tracing people separated due to armed conflicts, other situations of violence or natural disasters and reuniting them with their families and providing assistance to asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, IDPs and migrants. We also help the National Society, which has over 60,000 volunteers, expand its humanitarian response capacity.