IRRC No. 136

What is the role of an ICRC doctor-delegate?

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One of the duties assigned to the International Committee of the Red Cross by the 1949 Geneva Conventions is to provide medical care, whether in an emergency, in the context of a relief operation or in the course of routine visits to places of detention. In an emergency, the ICRC calls upon Swiss doctors who have a private practice or who work in a hospital, and upon National Red Cross Societies which supply doctors or complete teams.

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