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The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi

Opened in 1982, the regional delegation in New Delhi covers Bhutan, India and the Maldives. The ICRC promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) regionwide and visits people detained in connection with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It also supports the Indian Red Cross Society and Maldivian Red Crescent Society. Read full overview


Nepal: Eight years into peace process, fate of missing still unclear

To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, observed on 30 August every year, the names of 1,347 people who went missing during Nepal’s decade-long internal armed conflict (1996-2006) were published by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in Kathmandu at a commemorative function today. Over 50 district chapters of the NRCS are conducting various events all across Nepal to mark the day. >> Read more


  • Regional delegation in India: Red Cross, a unique mandate

    The summer edition of the ICRC’s New Delhi delegation's newsletter focuses on the World Red Cross Day celebrations, held on 8 May, while bringing a snapshot of the major activities undertaken in 2013. Through brief reports, the newsletter also captures ways through which we engage with different stakeholders.

  • My Red Cross Story - Voices from India

    The theme to celebrate the World Red Cross Red Crescent Day this year was 'My Red Cross Red Crescent Story, through which the Movement is documenting stories of all those who have been touched by the Red Cross or the Red Crescent in some way, either as a volunteer or as a beneficiary. While many soul-stirring and inspiring stories of the Movement reached the ICRC worldwide, we're sharing with you some of the Indian voices.

  • IRCS-ICRS seeds distribution programme for the villagers in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Regional delegation in India: Close cooperation between ICRC and Indian Red Cross

    The New Delhi delegation's spring newsletter focuses on how the ICRC and the Indian Red Cross Society have worked together over the years. Reports and interviews capture the highlights of the year so far and we announce the launch of the ICRC New Delhi blog.

  • Dr. Raed Abu Rabi explaining global best practices to participants of the Healthcare in Detention Seminar, held in Jammu on 23-24 September, 2013 India: Medics and prison authorities discuss health care for those in detention

    Monitoring the health conditions of detainees is a priority for the ICRC. During a recent visit to India, Dr Raed Abu Rabi, head of the ICRC's Health in Detention Unit, led seminars in Jammu and Srinagar on global standards of health care in places of detention.

  • 150 years of humanitarian action: Where ICRC meets India

    On a visit to New Delhi, the ICRC director-general discusses the strategic partnership between his organization and the Indian Red Cross Society and outlines the humanitarian services the ICRC has provided on the Indian sub-continent since 1917. Speaking at various fora, he highlights humanitarian challenges arising from conflicts around the world and emphasizes the need to improve access to health care in conflict areas.

  • India: ICRC's humanitarian action during the 1965 war

    During the India-Pakistan conflict in 1965, the ICRC was recognized as a neutral intermediary, which allowed its delegates to visit prisoners of war and civilian detainees, assist in repatriation and provide necessary relief to the affected population, in coordination with the Indian Red Cross Society. Former ICRC director general (1984-1988) Dr Jacques Moreillon, who was on his first ICRC mission to India at the time, takes us back 48 years, when he travelled across the country to carry out the ICRC's humanitarian work.


Documentation Centre, ICRC New Delhi

The Documentation Centre at the Regional Delegation of ICRC in New Delhi has a rich collection of publications focussing on international humanitarian law, the challenges of humanitarian work and issues of humanitarian concern in war, and the history and development of armed conflict. The centre, which is open for consultations for researchers and academics from Monday to Friday (during office hours of 08:30-17:00 hours), also houses publications on other topics such as international criminal law, human rights, weapons, detention, refugees and displaced persons.

Where to find us:
C-6/6, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi - 110016
Tel.: +91 11 42211000 

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