Support to the 2012 ICRC Emergency Appeal for South Sudan
The ICRC opened a delegation in newly independent South Sudan in mid-2011, although it has been present in Juba since 1980. It works to ensure that people affected by armed conflict are protected in accordance with IHL, have access to medical care, from first aid to surgery to physical rehabilitation, receive emergency relief and livelihood support, have access to safe water and can restore contact with relatives. It seeks to increase knowledge of IHL among the authorities and armed forces. It also works with and supports the - South Sudan Red Cross Society.