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3rd Pacific Islands Roundtable On International Humanitarian Law Kicks Off

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 6:20 am | ICRC

A record number of Pacific representatives will this week join the 3rd Pacific Islands Roundtable on International Humanitarian Law, which is co-hosted in a hybrid format by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Republic of Kiribati. ... More >>

Mental Health In The Pacific – Let’s Talk About It

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 6:29 am | ICRC

 An Op-Ed by Vincent Ochilet, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation in the Pacific October 10th marks World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is “Mental Health in an unequal world”. For most Pacific Island Nations, the global ... More >>

Sexual Violence In Conflict

Saturday, 19 June 2021, 5:38 am | ICRC

An Op-Ed by Vincent Ochilet, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation in the Pacific On June 19th, many people across the globe will mark International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This day aims to raise awareness of the prevalence ... More >>

World Red Cross And Red Crescent Day 2021: Together We Are #unstoppable

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:13 am | ICRC

PNG, 8 May 2021 – Today, we are celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, a day dedicated recognising the impact of Red Cross staff and volunteers. This year the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is recognising the role staff ... More >>

ICRC Gives Pre-deployment Training To Fiji Corrections Staff Bound For South Sudan

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:09 pm | ICRC

Suva, Fiji (ICRC) – Twenty officers from the Fiji Corrections Service who will be deployed for one year on a UN mission to South Sudan attended a pre-deployment training facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Suva ... More >>

Fiji Corrections Staff Graduate With Certificates On Healthcare In Detention

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 6:39 pm | ICRC

SEVENTEEN medical personnel of the Fiji Corrections Service have completed an online training on Healthcare in Detention, jointly organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. The Fijian ... More >>

Tribal Fights, A Painting Project And Safeguarding Schools In PNG

Friday, 11 December 2020, 4:37 pm | ICRC

By Reuben Tabel/ICRC Kennedy Makande is a grade eight student at Kepalam Primary School in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. He is soft spoken and down to earth, one of those kids who loves telling a story through drawing. In fact, he is one of ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccine: Ensuring That People Affected By Armed Conflict Aren’t Forgotten

Monday, 7 December 2020, 5:32 pm | ICRC

As vaccines for COVID-19 become available, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hopes to ensure that people affected by conflict and violence who might otherwise be forced to the back of the line or forgotten all-together also have equitable ... More >>

Bougainville: Families Commemorating Their Missing Relatives And The Right To Know About Their Fate

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:39 pm | ICRC

By Eunar Noreen Karatu/Bordger Bakere ICRC “The last time I saw my brother was in 1990, when he went to drop off my sister and her son at Makaki point in Kieta town. Before leaving, he asked for chicken for dinner and we ate all together that ... More >>

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 >>





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