International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an international humanitarian organization whose mandate is to protect and help victims of international and non-international armed conflict as well as other situations of violence. This mandate was given to the ICRC by States party to the Geneva Conventions, meaning that ICRC’s work is firmly rooted in public international law.
With its headquarters based in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC has more than 15,000 employees in over 80 countries all around the world. As an impartial, independent and neutral organization, the ICRC protects the lives and dignity of victims of conflict regardless of which side they are on, and provides them with assistance. At the same time, the ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law.
Having been established in 1863, the ICRC is the oldest international humanitarian organization in the world, and has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize four times (1901 *ICRC founder Henry Dunant, 1917, 1944, 1963) during its humanitarian work spanning over 150 years.
ICRC Mission (Office) in Republic of Korea
The ICRC Mission in ROK works to raise awareness among the Korean public on humanitarian crises caused by conflict around the world. It also promotes and disseminates international humanitarian law and encourages debate on humanitarian topics among concerned authorities, academia, civil society and more. The Mission also strives to increase Korean nationals working for ICRC’s international operations.