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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.

19 Sep 2013 description

As the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at some of the ICRCs most significant water, sanitation and shelter operations over the last three decades.

In 1859, four years before the ICRC was formed, our founder Henry Dunant made water one of his priorities as he struggled to help wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino. Thirty years ago, our awareness of the essential role of water, sanitation and habitat for the victims of conflict led us to create the Water and Habitat Unit, known as "WatHab."

01 Jul 2010 description

Period covered by this Final Report:

14 December 2009 - 29 February 2010

Summary: In 2009, there were 1,606 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) reported globally (as of 10 March 2010); 738 of these cases were in Africa. The year proved to be challenging for the polio eradication effort, with outbreaks reported across a number of African countries.

27 Aug 2009 description

Appeal No. MAA00029 with links to the following appeals:

No. MAA00040 - Disaster Management: Operational Technical Advice
No. MAA00021 - Disaster Policy and Preparedness
No. MAA00024 - International Disaster Response Tools
No. MAA00019 - Shelter
No. MAA00028 - Logistics
No. MAA00004 - International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles

27 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, and Millennium Development Goal 4, liaise with global immunization partners to ensure the continued involvement of the International Federation and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) to increase uptake of services during both mass vaccination campaigns and routine immunization services and reduce global measles and polio-related morbidity and mortality.

Programme summary:

- During the …

03 Aug 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 May to 03 August, 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,475,768 (USD 2.2m or EUR 1.7)

Appeal coverage: 56%

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 7 April 2009 to assist approximately 25 million children under 5 years of age in 14 countries affected by the polio outbreak for four months.

- Operations Update (no.

27 May 2009 description

ICRC News Release No. 09/109

Geneva (ICRC) - Millions of people affected by armed conflict have become more vulnerable because of the combined effects of war, natural disasters and continued high food prices, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

14 May 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 7 April 14 May, 2009

Appeal target (current): this appeal has been provisionally increased to CHF 2,520,794 (USD 2.3m or EUR 1.7)

Appeal coverage: 24.6% (indicative) against the provisional revised budget figure of CHF 2.5m; the final revised budgets and updated financial report will be made available shortly;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 7 April 2009 to assist approximately 25 million children under 5 years of age in 14 countries affected by the polio outbreak for four months;

- This Operations Update …

08 Apr 2009 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) lance un appel d'urgence de 2,4 millions de francs suisses (USD 2,1 millions / EUR 1,6 million) afin d'aider les Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge de 14 pays d'Afrique à faire face à des flambées de polio virus sauvages.

"Nous avons des informations établissant clairement que la poliomyélite est en train de se propager à nouveau, y compris dans des pays comme l'Ouganda où la maladie était …

08 Apr 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is launching an emergency appeal for 2.4 million Swiss francs (US$ 2.1 million, EUR 1.6 million) to support Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 14 countries in Africa to respond to wild poliovirus outbreaks across the continent.

"We have clear indications that polio is spreading again, including in countries such as Uganda which had been polio-free for more than a decade," says Dr Tammam Aloudat, IFRC Senior …

07 Apr 2009 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,432,933 (USD 2.1m or EUR 1.6) in cash, kind, or services to support National Societies in the affected countries to support the planned 5-month vaccination campaign that will reach a total of some 80 million people (in countries covered by the appeal), a significant portion of whom will benefit directly from Red Cross and Red Crescent action1.

25 Apr 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/06 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The global malaria programme continued to grow rapidly with an increasing number of integrated …

14 Aug 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

03 Apr 2006 description

This appeal seeks a total of CHF 19,494,438 to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2007.

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks a total of CHF 3,011,000(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007.

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks a total of CHF 34,095,0001 to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

09 Aug 2005 description

Every year, tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.Those that survive are often disabled for life, adding to the many hundreds of thousands of mine survivors around the world in need of long-term care,rehabilita-tion, and social and economic support. Assistance for mine victims must be an integral part of public health-care systems and must not discriminate against persons who are ill,injured or disabled for reasons other than mines.