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Regional delegation in Dakar - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The Dakar regional delegation has existed in its current form since 1994. It focuses on promoting IHL among the armed forces and other bearers of weapons and on encouraging its implementation by the authorities throughout the region. It also supports the activities of the National Societies, assists people affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence in Casamance (Senegal), Mali and Niger, such as displaced persons in need and returnees, and visits detainees of ICRC concern, providing them with material aid where necessary.