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About the International Committee of the Red Cross - the ICRC
Section on how to find out about the International Committee of the Red Cross. Specific sections on: the ICRC mandate, history, structure, financing and budget, working for the ICRC, funds and medals, contact addresses.

ICRC launches Corporate Support Group

The ICRC's President and leaders of seven leading Swiss companies have gathered in Geneva to launch a new initiative: the ICRC Corporate Support Group. Read the interview with the ICRC's Head of Private Sector Relations, Gilles Carbonnier. (About the ICRC)

ICRC delegates in Darfur: diverse backgrounds, a common compassion

The portraits of four ICRC delegates working to help those affected by the violence in Darfur; all from very different backgrounds but whose ambition to help others is rooted in their experience and knowledge of conflict. (About the ICRC)

ICRC strategy 2007-2010

Armed conflicts vary over time and in intensity and are devastating for the millions of people affected worldwide. In recent years, the ICRC has been confronted with and has responded to a growing variety of crisis situations (About the ICRC)

ICRC appeals for over a billion Swiss francs

The ICRC is asking donors for more than 1 billion Swiss francs to fund its humanitarian work in some 80 countries in 2007. Africa will account for over 40 per cent of operational commitments worldwide, with Sudan remaining the organization's largest operation, followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories, Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen to interview with Pierre Kraehenbuehl, director of operations. (About the ICRC)

ICRC in action - who we are, how we work

This leaflet provides a simple introduction to the ICRC. It summarizes who we are, what we do, how we work and the extent of our activities worldwide. It also includes contact details for further information, making it an ideal "visiting card" to ICRC work throughout the world. (About the ICRC)

ICRC: in the heart of the action

The ICRC's neutral and independent humanitarian action is constantly facing new challenges. Every year, millions of people around the world are affected by wars and natural disasters. How do we respond? This film captures the commitment of the ICRC and its partners from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It focuses on seven situations between 2003 and 2005: the conflict in Darfur, the war in Iraq, Nepal, Yemen, the tsunami in South-East Asia, Chechnya and the earthquake in Pakistan. (About the ICRC)

International Tracing Service and historical research

Since 1955 the ICRC has been managing the International Tracing Service (ITS), which strives to help former victims of the Nazi regime, including those who suffered during the Holocaust. The ICRC recognizes the historical value of the ITS archives and has welcomed the decision to open them for the purpose of research. (About the ICRC)

ICRC decision-making structures (About the ICRC)

Field(s) - From Solferino to Guantanamo (About the ICRC)

Cooperation between truth commissions and the International Committee of the Red Cross (About the ICRC)

The ICRC – its ambitions and its will to act
A discussion of the complex environment that the ICRC works in, its priorities and strategic choices, and some of the options it is confronted with in trying to achieve its objectives. (About the ICRC)

Official Statement 26-5-2004
Swiss neutrality as viewed by the International Committee of the Red Cross
Switzerland and the ICRC both set great value on their respective policies of neutrality but important principles distinguish the two models, as the ICRC's Director for International Law and Cooperation within the Movement, Franšois Bugnion, explains. Franšois Bugnion
(About the ICRC)

Press Release 8-5-2007
Somalia: ICRC boosts vital aid for hundreds of thousands of conflict victims
Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on its international donors to fund an increase of 18.7 million Swiss francs in its budget for Somalia, already one of the organization's largest operations worldwide. (News)

Press Release 27-4-2007
ICRC appoints new permanent vice-president
Geneva (ICRC) – At its meeting on 26 April 2007, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appointed Ms Christine Beerli to the post of permanent vice-president. (News)

Press Release 27-9-2006
ICRC: new member of the Committee
Geneva (ICRC) – At its meeting on 21 September 2006, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-opted Jen÷ C. A. Staehelin as a new member of the Committee. This brings the membership of the Committee to 17. (News)

Press Release 19-9-2006
ICRC appeals for funds to cover 2006 shortfall in key operations
Geneva (ICRC) – After nine months of operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing to donors to cover a potential shortfall in funding this year. (News)

Press Release 30-6-2006
ICRC Directorate begins new term of office
Geneva (ICRC) – The Directorate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will begin a new four-year term of office on 1 July. The Directorate is the ICRC's executive body. (News)

Press Release 1-6-2006
Launch of the ICRC Annual Report 2005: armed conflict on all five continents takes heavy toll on civilians
The ICRC's Annual Report 2005, just published in Geneva, paints a grim picture of the impact of armed conflict and violence on civilians. They face killing, injury, displacement, rape and sexual harassment, forced labour and recruitment, detention, and the destruction of property and of the means of survival. The collapse of basic services in areas such as health, water and education exacerbates their suffering.
ICRC appoints new permanent vice-president 27-4-2007 Press Release

ICRC: new member of the Committee 27-9-2006 Press Release

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See also
(About the ICRC)

The ICRC in general - origins and history (About the ICRC)

ICRC information services
The ICRC archives, the Library and Research Service (CID) (About the ICRC)

Films about the ICRC (About the ICRC)

Job vacancies
at ICRC headquarters and in the field (About the ICRC)
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