The Annual report of the ICRC is an account of our field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of our mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.
The Annual reports of the ICRC represent one of the most important source of information on ICRC activities of the past years, as ICRC maintains a closure period of 40 years for general files and of 60 years for the other files. Beyond, the Annual reports of the ICRC are a supplementary source of information to research in the archives open to the public.
The ICRC Library holds an exhaustive collection of the Annual Reports of the ICRC available online in PDF format:
English: Annual report, available from the year 1921 until today
1939 – 1938 (*)
(*) available only in French
French: Rapport d’activité, available for the years 1863 to 1902 and 1912 to 2000
(**) No report available for the years 1903 to 1911
Spanish: Informe de actividad, available for the years 1939 to 1996
German: Tätigkeitsbericht, available for the years 1951 to 1992