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Facts and figures

07-03-2014 Facts and Figures

Key Points

In 2013, the ICRC:

  • provided humanitarian assistance to over 1.5 million people in Sudan;
  • distributed food to more than 420,000 and seeds to 325,000 people in Darfur;
  • improved access to drinking water for over 700,000 people, primarily in Darfur;
  • enabled more than 70,000 medical consultations to take place in ICRC-supported health centres;
  • provided services to over 6,000 physically disabled people in ICRC-supported orthopaedic centres;
  • enabled the treatment of 1,400 war-wounded patients by providing the necessary medical materials;
  • in its role as neutral intermediary, facilitated the hand-over of 80 people, including prisoners of war, civilians held by armed groups and members of the Sudanese armed forces, who had been captured by armed groups;
  • enabled the vaccination of over 1.2 million animals, primarily in Darfur and Kordofan, an operation that benefited some 150,000 people;
  • conveyed with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society over 12,000 Red Cross messages (brief written messages sending personal news to otherwise unreachable relatives) between people separated from their families as a result of armed conflict and other violence.