International Committee of the Red Cross
801 Second Avenue
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose excusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed onflicts and other situations of violence.