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19 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

As part of its contribution to child survival programming, the International Federation's Global Measles and Polio Initiative aims to enable Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies to continue their work as key social mobilization partners in the two related successful global health initiatives: the Measles Initiative (MI) and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

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 …

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.

21 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, the International Federation's Global Measles and Polio Initiative aims to support Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies to work with partners and provide community social mobilization before, during and after vaccination campaigns to reduce measles and polio morbidity and mortality.

28 Jun 2007 description

Address by Angelo Gnaedinger, ICRC Director-General, Humanitarian and Resident Coordinators' Retreat, Geneva, 9 May 2007

Mr Chairman, dear colleagues and friends,

Allow me to begin by saying how pleased I am to be here with you this afternoon, and by thanking OCHA for having invited the ICRC to address your eminent gathering.

19 Sep 2006 description

Press Release 06/106

Geneva (ICRC) - After nine months of operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing to donors to cover a potential shortfall in funding this year.

A further 197.8 million Swiss francs is needed to cover the ICRC's operations in 2006. This represents 22.6% of this year's estimated field expenditure of 875.7 million francs.

ICRC director of operations Pierre Krähenbühl outlined the situation at a donors' meeting in Geneva today.

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.

29 Sep 2004 description

Geneva (ICRC) - As the final quarter of 2004 approaches, the ICRC still requires 132 million Swiss francs (Sfr) to cover its planned operations.

03 May 2004 description


1. Presence
The ICRC maintained a permanent presence in 79 countries throughout the world. Its delegations were distributed as follows:

30 Apr 2003 description

Launched on: 01 March, 2002 for 9 months for CHF 1,086,000 from some 5.9 million beneficiaries.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A

31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
08 Mar 2002 description

To commemorate International Women's Day the ICRC takes this opportunity to give an update on some of the recent initiatives and programmes for women in its operations throughout the world.

10 Dec 2001 description


Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

22 Mar 2001 description

The world's largest disaster response organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today marked World Water Day with a commitment to increase its efforts to provide disaster victims with access to clean water and sanitation.