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Central African Republic: Humanitarian situation is critical

Friday, 5 April 2013, 9:41 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Since clashes erupted in Bangui on 23-24 March, hospitals in the capital have admitted over 200 injured patients. Despite the unstable security situation, the ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are striving to provide emergency aid, in particular ... More >>

Syria: Heavy fighting in Aleppo plagues lives of many

Monday, 25 March 2013, 12:39 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Damascus/Geneva, 21 March 2013 – Humanitarian needs in Aleppo are enormous, according to personnel from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who have just concluded a five-day visit to Aleppo governorate together with the Syrian Arab Red ... More >>

South Sudan: Fresh clashes erupt in Jonglei state

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 3:06 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Armed violence over the weekend between South Sudan's army and an armed group resulted in scores of casualties in a large and extremely remote area of Jonglei state with limited health-care services. A surgical team of the International Committee of the ... More >>

Libya: Help needed after tribal clashes in Nafusa mountains

Monday, 11 March 2013, 4:13 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Over the past three days, thousands of people have been displaced by tribal clashes in Libya's Nafusa mountains. In cooperation with the Libyan Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is delivering food, medicines and other essential ... More >>

Mali: Displaced people hesitate to return home

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 11:23 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Instability, fighting and other violence in the north of Mali are deterring displaced people from returning to their homes. New displacement is adding to the thousands of people, displaced or hosting the displaced, already struggling to obtain water ... More >>

African Union: Experts discuss weapon contamination

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 4:16 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive devices from past conflicts kill and injure hundreds every year in Africa. This week, over 60 experts will meet at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to find ways to clear affected land faster ... More >>

South Sudan: Thousands more affected by violence

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 12:20 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Over the past three months, violence has caused casualties and new civilian displacement. The ICRC sent its rapid-response surgical team to the remote Jonglei state and to Wau. Elsewhere, it distributed aid to thousands and eased the shortage of clean water ... More >>

Senegal: ICRC helps transfer of 8 persons freed in Casamance

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 10:21 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

On 9 December the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the transfer of six members of the military, one police officer and one civilian after they were released in a rural area of northern Casamance by the Movement of Democratic ... More >>

2013 ICRC budget: ensuring right response at the right time

Monday, 10 December 2012, 12:21 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Millions of people around the world are suffering the effects of increasingly complex armed conflicts and other situations of violence, with little prospect of significant improvement in their daily lives. More >>

Indonesia: experts discuss peacekeeping issues in Bogor

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 12:16 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Forty-four military, police and defence ministry officials from 16 countries who have responsibility for or involvement in peacekeeping issues have gathered in Bogor, Indonesia, to discuss various themes related to peacekeeping. More >>

Kuwait: ICRC chairs meetings on missing persons

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 12:11 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

In an effort to provide answers to families of people who went missing during the 1990 -1991 Gulf War, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) chaired a series of meetings in Kuwait on 3 and 5 December 2012. More >>

Libya:ICRC trains 120 doctors to treat weapon-related wounds

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 12:10 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Libyan Ministry of Health and the Libyan Red Crescent will hold a two-day seminar in Tripoli on 5 and 6 December to train 120 doctors from different parts of Libya to treat wounds caused by mines, ... More >>

ICRC carry on in aftermath of recent violence in Gaza

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 12:07 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

As people begin to recover from the recent hostilities, the ICRC and its partners within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are carrying on with their humanitarian work. More >>

ICRC facilitates handover of two released soldiers in Darfur

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 11:40 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the handover of two members of the Sudanese armed forces released by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). The released soldiers were placed in the care of the Sudanese authorities ... More >>

Red Cross: effort to make health-care delivery more secure

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 11:37 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Improving staff training, preventing misuse of the red cross and red crescent emblems, coordinating activities with other organizations and raising awareness among the authorities and armed groups are some of the actions that can make health-care delivery ... More >>

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in south

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 1:17 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has just finished distributing food and seed to over 170,000 people in the Lower Juba and Gedo regions of southern Somalia. The population of these regions remains vulnerable due to a poor rainy season ... More >>

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Urgent needs in Goma

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 12:09 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Now that the front lines have shifted to the west of the city of Goma, in North Kivu province, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are redoubling their efforts to help displaced ... More >>

Philippines: regional seminar looks at prison overcrowding

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 11:53 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

Prison managers from nine countries discussed overcrowding in prisons during the Asia-Pacific Seminar on Correctional Management in Manila on 20 and 21 November. The seminar focused on what overcrowding really means, how to mitigate its effects ... More >>

Somalia: 60,000 flood & conflict victims aided in Beletweyn

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 12:13 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Around 60,000 people affected by conflict and flooding in Beletweyn-Hiiraan, central Somalia, are receiving emergency food rations. They include 39,000 to whom the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent distributed essential ... More >>

Kazakhstan: weapons prohibited by international law

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 12:08 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

On 2 and 3 October, 48 lawyers and other specialists from Eastern European and Central Asian countries, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other organizations will gather ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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