The ICRC is an independent and neutral organization that protects and assists the victims of armed conflict and other violence. Every two weeks, we'll be publishing a new podcast, with a new and interesting episode from the organization's past and present. We're currently in the process of digitizing and cataloguing our rich audio archives, which means we too are discovering a few long-forgotten stories.
Protecting the rights of detainees (Iran-Iraq war)
Three and a half years into the Iran-Iraq conflict, with there estimated to be more than 15,000 POWs, the ICRC has noted numerous breaches of the Geneva Conventions on both sides.(KROON, Robert)(02.1984)
Preventing epidemics in a refugee camp (Thailand, 1981)
Malaria and malnutrition are endangering the lives of refugees in the Khao-I-Dang camp. The ICRC is doing something about it.(GLASS, Roger)(01.1981)
The ICRC in the Iran-Irak war (1984)
The ICRC was very active during the war, providing assistance in a variety of ways, including by visiting detainees and arranging for their repatriation. Here's a first-hand account.(KROON, Robert)(10.1984)
Lebanon in 1976
The focus of the ICRC operations in 1976 was, just like in 2015, in the Levant, this time in Lebanon. Lebanese relief workers talk about the effect of the war on their country.(MARTI, Laurent)(01.1977)
What can the ICRC do to avoid danger to its delegates? (1984)
After 11 ICRC workers are abducted in Uganda on 7 January 1984, this ICRC broadcast looks at how we can prevent these events from happening in the future. (ROMAIN, Monica)(01.1984)
A decade of assisting Afghan disabled: interview with Alberto Cairo
Following the publication of his book "Stories from Kabul", Alberto Cairo talks about ICRC's work in the country. He speaks about his feelings for the future - for himself, the ICRC and the disabled people he helps. Question: Of all the stories that you have written in your journal, which is the one that really touches you most?
I had no idea the ICRC was involved in so many different places over the years!!