Armed conflict and the ICRC

International humanitarian law

Armed conflict remains a sad reality, despite the concerted efforts being made to achieve world peace. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was therefore set up in Geneva, and works to protect and support victims of war on the basis of a set of rules collectively known as international humanitarian law (IHL). Virtually every country in the world has accepted these rules, which are enshrined in the Geneva Conventions.

Protecting and assisting victims

When armed conflicts arise, the ICRC intervenes as an impartial and neutral intermediary. It provides humanitarian protection and support to both civilian and military casualties. It also ensures that international humanitarian law is upheld, and leads and coordinates international relief efforts by the Red Cross and Red Crescent in conflict situations.


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