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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 >>

Mali: Vehicle disappears with ICRC personnel on board

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:47 am | ICRC

Geneva/Bamako (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirms that on 8 February it lost contact with one of its vehicles, which had been travelling between Kidal and Gao, in northern Mali, with four staff and a veterinary assistant ... More >>

Syria: Humanitarian convoys must not be targeted

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:50 am | ICRC

Geneva / Damascus – On Saturday, 8 February, after several hours of negotiation, trucks from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent loaded with humanitarian aid and accompanied by a United Nations vehicle, entered the old town of Homs. These vehicles – clearly ... More >>

Sudan: ICRC hopeful to resume activities as soon as possible

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:21 pm | ICRC

Khartoum / Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended its activities in Sudan, in compliance with an official request to that effect from the Sudanese government's Humanitarian Aid Commission. The suspension ... More >>

Brussels: Protecting health services requires good laws

Monday, 3 February 2014, 11:25 am | ICRC

Brussels (ICRC) – Domestic legislation must reflect medical ethics, according to leading experts attending a workshop on legal protection for medical services during armed violence. More >>

Iraq: Bringing urgently needed help to civilians in Fallujah

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:42 pm | ICRC

Baghdad (ICRC) – Thousands of people in Anbar province have been forced by the recent wave of violence to flee their homes, sometimes for other cities, in search of safety. People who have decided to stay put often face harsh conditions and lack ... More >>

Libya: Fighting parties must spare the wounded

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 10:39 am | ICRC

Tripoli/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent are concerned about continued fighting in the south-western city of Sabha and in areas such as Kufra and the outskirts of Tripoli, and are calling ... More >>

Ukraine: ICRC concerned about continuing violence

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 5:08 pm | ICRC

Moscow (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) remains concerned about the ongoing violence in Ukraine. More >>