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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 >>

Israel & Occupied Territories: ICRC President Urges Dialogue

Friday, 5 July 2013, 2:59 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva/Jerusalem (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, says more substantial dialogue with Israel is needed to improve the lives of Palestinians suffering the effects of decades of occupation. More >>

ICRC and World Medical Association to Work Together

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:14 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva (WMA / ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Medical Association (WMA) signed a memorandum of understanding in Geneva today, in which the two organizations agree to join forces in a worldwide effort ... More >>

Red Cross: Australian Photo Exhibition Celebrates 150 Years

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:09 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Canberra (ICRC) – A special photographic exhibition marking 150 years of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will open today at the High Court of Australia. More >>

Syria: Aid Reaches Hardest-hit Areas As Fighting Rages On

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:04 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Vital aid continues to be delivered by the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Access to clean water is being improved , and critical health-care services in the most conflict-stricken parts of the country continue to receive support despite bureaucratic ... More >>

South Sudan: National Red Cross Society Formally Recognized

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 3:16 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva/Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) formally recognized the South Sudan Red Cross Society on 18 June, making it the 189th National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in the world and part of the International Red ... More >>

 

 

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