The ICRC opened its delegation in Eritrea in 1998 and worked throughout the 1998-2000 armed conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia and beyond, protecting and assisting people affected by the conflict.
Below is an overview of the ICRC's work in Eritrea during 2015.
1,500 Red Cross Messages messages distributed and answers collected throughout the year to re-establish and maintain contact and exchange family news.
3,438 Ethiopian nationals living in Eritrea who have faced economic constraints to renew their Eritrean residence permit benefited from financial support.
3,110,000 animals treated, including shoats, cattle, donkeys and camels, in Gash Barka, Northern Red Sea, Debub and Anseba throughout the year.
448,990 people whose livelihoods largely depend on the health and productiveness of their animals benefited from this treatment programme.
49,000 people and their dependents benefited from access to clean water in their villages.
18 Eritrean national authorities represented from ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Defense, Information and Health in Asmara attended an IHL seminar.