ICRC Annual Report 2014

Posted on May 14, 2015

The newly released 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities of the organization conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization’s mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law. It includes detailed country reports. In 2014, the ICRC was present in more than 80 countries through delegations, sub-delegations, offices and missions.

In 2014, some 28,551 weapon-wounded and 85,062 non-weapon wounded surgical patients were admitted to hospitals receiving ICRC support in 33 countries/territories, where some 101,174 surgical operations were performed. At these hospitals, more than 285,999 other patients were admitted, including 137,371 women and girls receiving gynaecological/obstetric care. Some 1,581,836 people were treated as outpatients, and 2,442 people had their treatment paid for by the ICRC.

The ICRC supported 74  first-aid posts located near combat zones, which provided emergency treatment, mainly for weapon-wounded patients.

Community health programmes were implemented in 31 countries, in many cases with National Society participation. Out of 2,692,636 curative and ante/post-natal consultations, 35% were for women and 43% were for children. Health in detention activities were carried out in 43 countries/ territories.

A total of 318,363 patients (including 63,998 women and 99,081 children) benefited from physical rehabilitation services at 110 centres receiving ICRC support in 30 countries/territories in 2014.
A total of 8,233 new patients were fitted with prostheses and 36,887 with orthoses. The centres produced and delivered 20,145 prostheses (including 2,798 for women and 1,524 for children; 6,543 for mine victims) and 74,104 orthoses (including 12,470 for women and 42,653 for children; 279 for mine victims). In addition, 4,495 wheelchairs and 38,238 crutches and walking sticks were distributed, most of them locally manufactured. Training for local staff was a priority in order to ensure sustainable services for patients.

The ICRC Annual Report 2014 can be downloaded in pdf format by the following sections:

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