The Geneva Convention & ICRC

The first Geneva Convention, signed over 150 years ago, lay the cornerstone for the work of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Red Cross background and history
Built in 1876, the building has served as the ICRC's headquarters since 1946
A young Afghan polio victim waits to have her new prosthetic leg fitted at the ICRC physical rehabilitation centre in Kabul 
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