Regional delegation in Pretoria - ICRC Annual Report 2009
19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009
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The ICRC opened a regional delegation in Pretoria in 1978. It keeps a close eye on the domestic situation in the countries covered and helps refugees and asylum seekers restore family links severed by armed conflict and other situations of violence. It promotes ratification of IHL treaties and their national implementation and encourages the incorporation of IHL into military and police training and into secondary school and university curricula. The ICRC supports the region’s National Societies, in cooperation with the International Federation. It also visits detainees in Angola, Lesotho and Madagascar.