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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 >>

Somalia: Urgent Food Aid for 36 000 Displaced People

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:04 pm | ICRC

Nairobi (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), assisted by the Somali Red Crescent Society, just completed a distribution of food to over 36,000 displaced people in the town of Beletweyne, in the central part of the country. ... More >>

Gaza: Funding Appeal in Response to Humanitarian Needs

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:03 pm | ICRC

Geneva (ICRC) – "After 52 days of conflict, the Gaza Strip is a shambles," said Robert Mardini, the head of operations for the Near and Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who just completed a mission to Israel and the ... More >>

Lebanese citizens repatriated from Israel under ICRC auspice

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:13 pm | ICRC

Beirut (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the repatriation from Israel of three Lebanese citizens. More >>

Somalia: Car bomb inside hospital compound leaves one dead

Friday, 20 June 2014, 5:00 pm | ICRC

A car bomb exploded in Mogadishu at around 7.30 this morning inside the compound of Keysaney Hospital, a facility run by the Somali Red Crescent Society with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). One person was killed and ... More >>

Geneva ICRC: Autonomous weapons: What role for humans?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:12 pm | ICRC

Addressing a meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will urge governments to focus on the issue of human control over the use of force in their deliberations on autonomous weapons. More >>

Syria: Unprecedented Humanitarian Needs Entail Record Budget

Friday, 9 May 2014, 3:44 pm | ICRC

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced a budget extension today that will bring funding for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries to a level unmatched by any other ICRC operation over the past 15 years. ... More >>

Red Cross provides Sudanese refugees with urgent support

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 4:18 pm | ICRC

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in mid December, more than 95,000 people have fled to Gambella, in neighbouring Ethiopia, where they arrive exhausted, sick and in desperate need of support. More >>

Syria: Aleppo Civilians Under Attack

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:23 pm | ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appalled by a sharp escalation of violence in the northern city of Aleppo, where parties have in recent days carried out indiscriminate attacks against civilians and deliberately prevented them from ... More >>

Ukraine: ICRC urges respect for humanitarian work

Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:52 am | ICRC

Geneva/Moscow/Kiev (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is extremely concerned about spiralling violence in Ukraine, and about the lack of respect for medical and humanitarian work and for those carrying it out. More >>

Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer killed

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:18 am | ICRC

The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement deplores the death of a Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer More >>

Nuclear weapons: Overdue debate on long-term impact begins

Friday, 14 February 2014, 10:54 am | ICRC

Mexico/Geneva - States must ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which will take this message to the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, in Nayarit, ... More >>

PNG: Workshop on people missing since Bougainville 1989

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 12:49 pm | ICRC

Port Moresby (ICRC) – About 20 community leaders and representatives of local NGOs, religious organizations, women’s groups and the Panguna Peace Building Strategy Committee came together in Arawa last week for a one-day workshop hosted by the International ... More >>

Philippines: ICRC agree on recovery plan for survivors

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:53 am | ICRC

Philippines: International Red Cross Movement meets to agree on long term recovery plan for Typhoon Haiyan survivors More >>

Afghanistan: Striking the balance

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 1:36 pm | ICRC

Security presents a major challenge in Afghanistan for civilians and aid workers. Indiscriminate attacks, military operations affecting civilians and overall instability were on the rise in 2013. Despite the challenges, the ICRC and the Afghan Red Crescent ... More >>