This report is primarily an account o the ICRC’s work in the feld and
its activities to promote international humanitarian law. Mentionis made o some o the negotiations entered into with a view to
bringing protection and assistance to the victims o international and
non-international armed conficts and other situations o violence.Other negotiations are not mentioned, since the ICRC eels that any
publicity would not be in the interests o the victims. Thus, this reportcannot be regarded as covering all the institution’s eorts worldwide
to come to the aid o the victims o confict.
Moreover, the length o the text devoted to a given country or situation
is not necessarily proportional to the magnitude o the problems
observed and tackled by the institution. Indeed, there are cases which
are a source o grave humanitarian concern but on which the ICRC
is not in a position to report because it has been denied permission
to take action. By the same token, the description o operations inwhich the ICRC has great reedom o action takes up considerable
space, regardless o the scale o the problems involved. The maps in this report are or illustrative purposes only and do notexpress an opinion on the part o the ICRC.
All fgures in this report are in Swiss rancs (CHF). In 2012, the
average exchange rate was CHF 0.9341 to USD 1, and CHF 1.2051
to EUR 1.
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