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The International Committee of the Red Cross is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence. Their main area of expertise is emergency aid but they also have a lot of projects that may be classified as development aid.
The ICRC is governed, from Geneva, by a genreal assembly and a director-general (Jakob Kellenberger). It is responsible for the global logistics, communication and cooperation with the National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Thus, in conflict and emergency situations, the ICRC works with the the local Red Cross and Red Crescent divisions, which are familiar with the area.
The ICRC offers
- delivery of professional development and emergency aid.
- disseminating knowledge of the international humanitarian law (IHL) and the Fundamental Principles
- involvement of National Societies in measures taken to promote IHL and ensure its implementation
- preparation for activities in the event of armed conflict, internal strife and other situations of violence, in particular
in fields such as evacuation of the wounded and pre-hospital care, and relief assistance
- restoring family links
- mine action including risk reduction and victim assistance
- technical and legal assistance in establishing and reconstituting National Societies
- revision of National Society statutes and advice on relevant national legislation, together with the International Federation
- together with the International Federation, supporting National Societies in their efforts to adhere at all times to the Fundamental Principles
- Aims to provide both emergency and development aid where is is needed the most, while also assisting in host countries where they are needed and promote its fundemental principles of: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Other relevant information
- Founded in: 1863
- Religious or political affiliations: none
- Open for new members: yes
- Demands for membership: You don't have to be a member to either help or to receive help, but national red cross or red crescent societies would appreciate paying members.
- Contact infromation: 19 avenue de la Paix, CH 1202 Geneva. Phone: ++ 41 (22) 734 60 01
- Website: Klik her
- Opening hours: 10-16
Financial information for 2009
- Assets: 1,129,195 KCHF
- Expenses: 1,115,595
- Number of Emplyees: ?
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Annual Report from 2009