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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Address: 
19 Avenue de la paix
Geneva CH 1202
Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 734 60 01
Fax: +41 22 733 20 57

International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (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.

Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

The ICRC is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. It is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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Photo: Geneva, ICRC headquarters. The main building, "Le Carlton". CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / T. Gassmann

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Humanitarian Law & Policy blog

An ICRC blog powered by the International Review of the Red Cross focusing on the interplay between international humanitarian law (IHL) and the policies that shape humanitarian action.

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Audiovisual archives

ICRC Audivisual Archives portal open to all history lovers

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

ICRC eLibrary App

The ICRC eLibrary app gives access to the latest PDF publications in up to eight languages.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

ICRC Online Training Centre

E-learning courses on sexual violence in armed conflict, new technologies and the modern battlefield, Health Care in Danger, and more.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

ICRC Publications & Films

A variety of ICRC publications, films, and e-books are available for free download or for purchase in the ICRC e-shop.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

International Review of the Red Cross

A forum for debate on humanitarian law, policy and action.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Customary International Humanitarian Law Database

Strengthening the protection offered to victims of armed conflicts.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

ICRC Video Newsroom

Latest news on the humanitarian impact of armed conflicts for broadcast and online media.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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