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ICRC Health Coordinator on Louisa Akavi

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:55 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Avril Patterson is the health coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen. More >>

The search for Louisa Akavi, Alaa Rajab, and Nabil Bakdounes

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:50 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The search for New Zealand national Louisa Akavi and Syrian nationals Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes has consumed the International Committee of the Red Cross since their abduction in Syria in October 2013. At times, we’ve felt Louisa’s freedom ... More >>

Syria: ICRC pleas for information on NZ nurse, two Syrians

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:17 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making a public call for information about three staff members abducted in Syria more than five years ago. More >>

ICRC calls for immediate lifting of all sieges across Syria

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 10:48 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Damascus / Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says that, as a matter of urgency, and because of overwhelming humanitarian needs, all sieges being carried out across Syria must be ended. The appeal comes after access was granted ... More >>

More is needed to protect the dignity and safety of migrants

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:44 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, 9 December 2015 - Governments as well as aid and humanitarian organizations need to do more to protect and promote the dignity and safety of all migrants, and to ensure their access to essential services. More >>

Nepal: South Asian experts gather to discuss sexual violence

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 2:48 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The fifth annual South Asian Regional Conference on International Humanitarian Law, jointly organized by the Government of Nepal and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will be held in Kathmandu on 8-10 April 2014. More >>

Central African Republic: Thousands afraid to leave the bush

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 3:35 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

In the Central African Republic, tens of thousands of people who dare not leave the bush because of the lack of security are vulnerable to malaria and diseases caused by consuming unsafe water. More >>

Niger/Mali: Training Health Professionals In War Surgery

Friday, 20 September 2013, 2:33 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Niamey/Bamako (ICRC) – Some 30 health practitioners from Niger and Mali will familiarize themselves with techniques specific to war surgery at a workshop organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Niamey from 16 to 18 September. More >>

Syria: A Human Tragedy with Alarming Consequences

Monday, 2 September 2013, 4:26 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appalled by recent developments in Syria, including last week’s reported use of chemical weapons and the ensuing escalation of events. More >>

ICRC Visits Sudanese Soldiers Held By Armed Opposition Group

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:18 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – On 26 August, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegates visited Sudanese government soldiers held in Darfur by the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdelwahid an-Nur faction (SLA-AW), an armed opposition group. More >>

ICRC President Emphasises Plight of Seperated Families

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:15 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva (ICRC) – President Peter Maurer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) left Seoul today at the end of an official back-to-back visit to the two Koreas, during which he met with senior officials from both countries. More >>

Philippines: Humanitarian Reporting Contest

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:13 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Manila (ICRC) – At an award ceremony held today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Philippine Red Cross announced the winners of the 2013 Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting. More >>

Syria: Breakdown of Services Increases Suffering

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 2:31 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

In violence-stricken areas, the breakdown of essential services is adding to the woes of hundreds of thousands of people. More >>

Sudan: Food, Seed and Tools For Nearly Half a Million People

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:13 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – Around 450,000 people in Darfur are being provided with food, seed and farming tools by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Most of the aid is going to families in and around Jebel Marra and Jebel Si, and ... More >>

Panama: ICRC Visits North Koreans Held At Fort Sherman Base

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:58 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva/Mexico (ICRC) – At the request of the Panamanian authorities, staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea being held at Fort Sherman military base on 24 July. ... More >>

Libya: Helping People Resume Normal Life

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:56 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Despite the unstable environment, Libyans are striving to resume normal life. The ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continue to provide urgent aid as needed, to promote detainee welfare and to improve water management. More >>

Afghanistan: After Attack, ICRC Adapts to Evolving Conflict

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 2:37 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The proliferation and radicalization of armed groups in Afghanistan is aggravating an already unstable security environment. Ordinary people are suffering the effects in their daily lives, and civilian casualties are mounting. The ICRC remains strongly ... More >>

South Sudan: Hundreds In Need of Emergency Medical Care

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:05 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Juba/Geneva (ICRC) – A new eruption of intercommunal violence in Jonglei, South Sudan, has resulted in hundreds of severe casualties. To help medical personnel cope with the influx, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent a surgical ... More >>

Somalia: From Emergency Assistance to Livelihood Support

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 3:42 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Somalia are struggling to overcome the effects of armed conflict and localized climatic shocks. The ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society are helping them to fend for themselves again. More >>

Mogadishu: Food Rations For Detainees

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 3:34 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Nairobi (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has made a symbolic gesture to detainees in Somalia by providing them with food rations to mark the holy month of Ramadan. The rations, containing dates, meat, milk, rice, beans, ... More >>

 

 

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