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Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons: Pacific Island Countries Played Crucial Role

Monday, 26 October 2020, 5:57 pm | ICRC

Last Friday, 23 October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Nuclear Weapons reached its 50th ratification at the UN. The Treaty will enter into force 90 days later, on 22 January 2021. For the first time, this will create a global norm that explicitly ... More >>

COVID-19 And Mental Health: War On Two Fronts For The Pacific

Friday, 9 October 2020, 5:28 pm | ICRC

COVID-19 and mental health: War on two fronts for the Pacific An Op-Ed by Vincent Ochilet, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation in the Pacific Vincent Ochilet, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation in the Pacific On October 10th, many people across the ... More >>

Pasifika Activists: Indigenous Voices To Be Heard In Climate Summit

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 4:09 pm | ICRC

“Thinking of my home one day not being there is both scary and heartbreaking” These are the words of Titilua Ikenasio, one of the confirmed participants of the VICE Creators Summit. Titilua Ikenasio Titilua, who is of Samoan heritage, is a journalism ... More >>

Bougainville Police Service To Receive Further Training Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Monday, 17 August 2020, 4:29 pm | ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working closely with the Bougainville Police Service (BPS) to train officers in critical areas like international policing standards and first aid in view of the upcoming elections. As part of the ... More >>

COVID-19: Over 6,650 Detainees In The Pacific Region Receive Assistance

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:19 am | ICRC

Communications programme - Marshall Islands Red Cross Small Pacific Island Nations are highly vulnerable when it comes to natural disasters and pandemics. With its long experience working on humanitarian issues in prisons, including advising on ... More >>

Op-ed On 75th Anniversary Of Nuclear Weapon Bombings At Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:44 pm | ICRC

No one will come to help: Why we must prevent a nuclear catastrophe Op-ed co-authored by Vincent Ochilet, Head of ICRC Regional Delegation in the Pacific and Niamh Lawless, Secretary General of New Zealand Red Cross Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ... More >>

Coping With COVID-19: Mental Health Impact Of Pandemic In Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 8:47 am | ICRC

For 30 years now, Felix Soal has dedicated his life to patient care at the Mendi General Hospital in Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. During his long career in healthcare, Mr Soal has seen many of the challenges that come with the territory ... More >>

COVID-19: Detainees In Solomon Islands Can Now Call Their Loved Ones

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 4:08 pm | ICRC

Detainees across the Solomon Islands can now call their loved ones with the support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Due to the ongoing global threat of COVID-19, the Corrections Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI) suspended ... More >>

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is attack on humanity

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:44 am | ICRC

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are outraged by last night's horrific attack on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy ... More >>

Tens of thousands in dire need of basic services in Syria

Monday, 22 June 2015, 5:48 pm | ICRC

Geneva/Damascus - (ICRC) Around 40,000 people are in urgent need of basic services including water and electricity in the Syrian town of Moadamiyah, near Damascus. The town has been cut off from the rest of the country for several months. The International ... More >>

ICRC appeals for funds to scale up humanitarian action

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:16 pm | ICRC

Khartoum (ICRC) – Today the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking donors for an additional 25 million Swiss francs (about 26 million dollars), in addition to the five million francs already budgeted, to finance its assistance ... More >>

Recent violence against Red Cross Staff

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 12:37 pm | ICRC

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply concerned about the recent spate of attacks against its volunteers and staff. More >>

Continued violence against volunteers working to stop Ebola

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 11:03 am | ICRC

Red Cross Red Crescent denounces continued violence against volunteers working to stop the spread of Ebola More >>

ICRC appalled by shelling of yet another hospital in Donetsk

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 11:35 am | ICRC

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appalled by the repeated damage caused to medical facilities on both sides of the front line in Ukraine. Hospital N27 in Donetsk city’s Textilschiki district was damaged today ... More >>

Syria: 2014 saw escalating human cost

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:56 pm | ICRC

The figures for 2014 speak volumes of the plight of Syrians and the consequent demands placed on humanitarian organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). With no end to the current crisis in sight, the extreme hardship endured ... More >>

Ukraine: Civilians caught in crossfire

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:54 pm | ICRC

Heavy shelling of residential areas in Donetsk and towns like Debaltsevo has continued over the weekend. Despite dangerous conditions, teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are on the ground organizing relief operations. They are ... More >>

Ukraine crisis: ICRC calls on all parties to spare civilians

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:07 pm | ICRC

Fighting has intensified recently in and around Donetsk, resulting in civilian casualties and preventing the ICRC team in Donetsk from carrying out its humanitarian work. “We once again call on all parties to refrain from harming civilians and to comply ... More >>

Iraq: Greater support needed for uprooted communities

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 11:33 am | ICRC

Baghdad/Erbil/Geneva (ICRC) – At the end of a six-day visit to Iraq, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) vowed to scale up assistance to displaced people and the communities hosting them. President Peter Maurer witnessed ... More >>

Iran/Iraq: People Missing Since 1980-1988 War

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:48 pm | ICRC

Geneva/Tehran/Baghdad (ICRC) – At a high-level meeting that took place in Geneva from 8 to 10 October under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), representatives of Iran and Iraq took stock of the latest results achieved ... More >>

ICRC Alarmed Over Unacceptable Use of Explosive Weapons

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:46 pm | ICRC

Geneva (ICRC) – Ahead of its address to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee in New York this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is renewing its call on parties to armed conflicts not to use explosive weapons that ... More >>