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ICRC Annual Report 2007

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The ICRC's Annual Report 2007 summarizes the continuing effects of armed conflict on populations around the world and the organization's efforts to protect and assist them.

Over the year, the ICRC provided food for more than 2.5 million people and emergency supplies such as tents and blankets for almost 4 million people; its water, sanitation and construction projects supported 14.3 million people; around 2.9 million, more than half of them children, benefited from ICRC supported health care facilities; delegates visited 518,277 people deprived of their freedom in 2,425 places of detention in 77 countries; in collaboration with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around 485,000 messages were exchanged between family members separated by hostilities and other crises.

The Annual Report provides an in-depth account of the ICRC's operations in 2007, broken down by country. There is a section covering activities carried out at the Geneva headquarters and another includes operational statistics and a statement of accounts. The report includes an up-to-date list of countries party to the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.