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ICRC presentation

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ICRC Mission Statement
The ICRC is an
impartial
,
neutral
and
independent
organization whose exclusively
humanitarian

mission
is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by
promoting and strengthening
humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
The International Committee of the Red Cross
Thank you for your attention
Questions?
1859-1864
1949
1977
2005
A Memory of Solferino
Setting up in peacetime, in every country, groups of volunteers ready to take care of casualties in wartime
Fourth Geneva Convention
It defines humanitarian protections for
civilians
in war zones, along with:
Additional Protocols I and II
Better define, under international law, the protection of victims in
International armed conflicts
Internal armed conflicts (i.e. civil wars)
Additional Protocol III
The ICRC over time
Getting countries to agree to the idea of protecting aid workers and the wounded on the battlefield
First Geneva Convention protecting victims of armed conflicts
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, with ICRC as founding member
the red crystal
Alongside the red cross and red crescent, a third symbol is recognized as distinctive emblem of the Movement,
The ICRC and the Movement
Victims
of armed conflict
Treatment of
prisoners
of war (Third Geneva Convention)
Shipwrecked
(Second Geneva Convention)
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Protecting victims of
armed

conflicts
and other violence
Managing immediate effects of armed conflicts
ICRC
Providing support to national public authorities in the humanitarian field
Coordination of international relief assistance within their
own territory
National Societies
Proving assistance following natural and man-made
disasters
Reconstruction and rehabilitation after armed conflicts
IFRC or Federation
(Who we are)
(Why and When)
Where
Areas affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence
ICRC activities
(What we do)
Protecting civilians

Helping detainees

Reducing the impact weapon contamination

Promoting and monitoring international humanitarian law
Restoring family links


Forensic science and humanitarian action

Offering access to healthcare

Providing food, water, sanitation and shelter
Current key operations
(Where)
Who
Geneva Conventions and IHL
What
How
Why
When
Impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian institution
Assistance to people affected by armed conflicts and violence
Guardian and promoter IHL
Direct contact
and
collaboration
ICRC activities
(How)
Humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence

Contacts with all parties

Support effort of arms carriers

Visit and register detainees

Work with authorities

Collaborate with the other parts of the Movement
For more information, visit www.icrc.org
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