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The ICRC regional delegation in the Pacific

Papua New Guinea. An ICRC doctor examines patients during a visit to a prison in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. During these visits, the ICRC monitors the treatment of detainees, the general living conditions, and access to medical care and clean water.

The ICRC regional delegation in the Pacific is based in Suva, Fiji. It covers 16 countries (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) and other territories of the Pacific.  

The delegation's main focus is the promotion of international humanitarian law (IHL) and other humanitarian issues with governments, security forces, academic circles, the media and civil society. It also provides relief assistance to communities affected by conflict, visits detainees and supports and works with Red Cross National Societies in the region. Read full overview

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