The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian organization that works to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. ICRC was founded in 1863. It today operates in more than 80 countries around the world.
One of the main services provided by the ICRC is its protection work. The rights of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence shall be respected. This is the primary aim of ICRC. This includes working with governments and other armed groups to ensure compliance with international humanitarian law. Furthermore, the fighting has affected people who have been detained and ICRC provides assistance to these people.
The ICRC also provides assistance to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. This can include providing food, water, shelter, and medical care. As well as helping people to restore their livelihoods and rebuild their homes. Hence, families who have been separated by conflict, shall be reunited .
Another important service provided by the ICRC is its work to promote and teach international humanitarian law (IHL). IHL is a set of rules that aim to protect people who are not or no longer taking part in the hostilities. Such as civilians, medical personnel, and aid workers. The ICRC works to educate governments, armed groups, and the general public about IHL, and to promote its respect.
Contributions from governments, foundations, and individuals fund the ICRC, which is an independent and neutral organization unaligned with any political, economic, or religious group.
For more info about ICRC’s work or in supporting its mission, you can visit their website at https://www.icrc.org/en. Where you can find more information about the services they offer, their current operations and other ways to support their work.
Help us bring families together
Around the world, escalating violence in war-torn countries has ripped apart thousands of families this year alone, separating them from their children. Like Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and Nigeria.
We work with colleagues from the Red Cross around the world to find missing relatives. And reunite them with their families – wherever they are.