Protection of persons and objects

During the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91, the UK and US set up field hospitals and other medical facilities, organized evacuations and provided both Coalition and Iraqi combatants with medical care.
Faced with an increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) created by the conflict with Boko Haram, Nigeria has been taking measures to ensure satisfactory conditions to IDPs. This was made possible thanks to the cooperation with UNHCR and other agencies.
In the context of the conflict in Sierra Leone, over 6,000 child soldiers have been demobilized. This was possible thanks to the cooperation of the parties, with the support of entities such as UNAMSIL and UNICEF.
During and after the armed conflict between Colombia and the FARC, several deals were made between the parties in order to ensure an efficient search, identification and delivery of the remains of persons deemed missing within the context of the armed conflict.
In Libya, after social unrest escalated into armed conflict in 2011, the detaining authorities permitted the ICRC to visit different detaining facilities and detainees of their choice.
In 2012 the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army signed an agreement to stop child recruitment; in 2015 the South Sudan Democratic Army handed over children to UNICEF as part of deal between the group and the State, heralded as “one of the largest ever demobilisations of children” (UNICEF).
At the 2015 Bangui Forum, facilitated by UNICEF and MINUSCA, it was agreed that 10,000 children would be released from armed groups. This was followed by several actual releases and public ceremonies.
Jordan took measures to seize and safeguard the cultural property stolen during the 2003 armed conflict in Iraq and illegally smuggled within its territory. When the situation stabilized, Jordan repatriated artefacts to Iraq.
In 2011, Chad signed an Action Plan with the United Nations designed to address its use of child soldiers. Chad took concrete measures to implement the Action plan. It adopted legislation prohibiting and criminalizing the recruitment of child soldiers and undertook screening measures to ensure that no child soldiers remained in its armed forces. In 2014, the Action Plan was declared fulfilled and… Read more ...
35 years after the end of the armed conflict in Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Argentina and the UK signed the Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP) and entrusted the ICRC to undertake the forensic identification of unknown soldiers.