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Regional delegation in New Delhi - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

The regional delegation in New Delhi opened in 1982. It works with the armed forces, universities, civil society and the media in the region to promote broader understanding and implementation of IHL and to encourage respect for humanitarian rules and principles. The ICRC visits people arrested and detained in connection with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir (India), as well as in Bhutan and the Maldives. It also supports the development of the National Societies in Bangladesh and India and supports some of their assistance programmes in the field.