Reference : V-P-CER-E-00681
Date : 24/05/2007
Caption : Geneva, ICRC Headquarters.Press conference for the launch of the 2006 Annual Report
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
KELLENBERGER, Jakob (president, ICRC)
WESTPHAL, Florian (spokesperson, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The ICRC's Annual Report 2006 outlines the terrible effects of armed conflict on populations around the world and the organization's efforts to protect and assist.

Over the year, the ICRC provided food for more than 2.5 million people and emergency supplies such as tents and blankets for more than 4 million people; its water, sanitation and construction projects catered for the needs of almost 16 million people; almost 2.4 million benefited from ICRC supported health care facilities; delegates visited 478,000 people deprived of their freedom in 2,577 places of detention in 71 countries; in collaboration with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies more than 630,000 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 2006, 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.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 3872x2592
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour