Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC has facilitated the handover of bodies of combatants killed in action during the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100
Article | Where I come from, girls don't choose plumbing as a trade.
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Article | ICRC and BDRCS have been carrying out an intensive infection prevention and control (IPC) programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:30:00 +0100
News release | "Alongside thousands of civilians, the ICRC witnessed intense shelling in urban areas on both sides of the front line today, leading to death, destruction, injuries and desolation. This is unacceptable.
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC translates over 14 million words a year from and into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and many more languages. But what actually is translation?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 04:45:00 +0100
Article | Mandalay Central Prison former detainee Maung Myint aims to become a lawyer as he was granted early prison release after passing matriculation exams.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Publication | The Asia-Pacific is a complex and diverse international humanitarian law (IHL) landscape.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Article | The National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) announced the National Societies to receive investment from the fund in 2020.
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 01:30:00 +0100
Article | Jessica, who is from a village in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, recalls how it all started:I settled down with my family in a village.
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:30:00 +0100
Article | Pacific Island Countries have played a crucial role in reaching this historic moment. Pacific States make up ten of the fifty total ratifications.
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0100
News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement welcomes the coming into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 01:00:00 +0200
Statement | Distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,What an historic moment: in 90 days, a new global norm will enter into force explicitly prohibiting nuclear weapons — one of the most terrifying and inhumane weapon ever created.I warmly congratulate the
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:30:00 +0200
Article | Rusha Bekele was displaced by the ethnic conflict that occurred along the Oromia-Benishangul Gumuz border in western Ethiopia, in 2018. She fled along with her four children to a neighboring district, Haro Limu, Oromia region.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Statement | As-delivered by Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, New YorkGood morning, distinguished colleagues and ambassadors.I am pleased to participate in this important event to discuss in which ways the Treaty on the Proh
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Statement | Jerusalem – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of Mr.
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Dr.
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200
Article | Health Emergencies in Large Populations is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:45:00 +0200
News release | Concerned by the escalating violence and the rising number of victims, the ICRC is calling for restraint as protests continue in several Nigerian cities."Security Forces should apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Sanata Dharma University (SDU), Yogyakarta-Indonesia, and the Jesuit Conference of Asia-Pacific (JCAP) will launch a series of webinars on Humanitarian Affairs in Asia.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, dear colleagues,Communities in the Sahel are reeling from successive crises caused by conflict, criminality, poverty and climate shocks.Today, the ICRC is appealing for financial and political
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | Delivered by Ms.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:45:00 +0200
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi recently held a virtual roundtable with experts from the country's leading health, disaster and emergency response agencies to address the challenges encountered in managing the dead with dignity.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | Nasrah Abdulbayan longs for her old school, where she studied and played without worry.Five years ago, she and her fellow Grade 3 students at Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao, transferred to makeshift classrooms because of t
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | Regardless of who the attacker is, no one could doubt that while there are attacks on health care, the world is upside down.
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Article | Recently, the ICRC’s Logistic Supply Centre (LSC) in Amman successfully organised and shipped 732 wheelchairs (for both children and adults), 930 walking frames (for vulnerable persons with disabilities), and 325 crutches to war-torn Syria by road.
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Throughout the 9 years of conflict, suffering seeped into the lives of the Syrian people through varied spheres, one of which is the disruption of vital services.In Hassakeh city, in the North East of Syria, 2020 brought with it the reality of water
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 22:45:00 +0200
News release | Brasilia (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is greatly concerned by the 79,275 missing person cases recorded in 2019 – an average of 217 a day – and considers that greater coordination of the efforts of the institutions invo
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200
News release | The two-day process October 15-16 involved 11 ICRC-operated flights into and out of five cities in two countries – Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The number of detainees released and provided with transportation was 1,056.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0200
Article | Despite the time that has passed, Tabitha recalls every word of the song that she has sung for years, while she was still reeling from the amputation of her leg.Back then, she felt hopeless.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
News release | Abuja (ICRC) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has seen an increase in malnutrition rates among children in nutrition centres it supports in Nigeria.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Article | With the spread of COVID-19, visiting detention facilities has become more challenging. Places of detention are not immune against disease; the virus can enter or leave through family visits, detention personnel and/ or new detainees.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Before the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in Venezuela were already suffering the effects of armed violence and had limited access to water, health care, and food.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:15:00 +0200
News release | A recent survey by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) among 2,400 people in 10 African countries found that since the start of the pandemic, 94 percent of survey respondents reported that prices of food and other essentials in their
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), consisting of 28,000 gloves, 61,500 surgical and respiratory masks, 4,200 gowns and surgical caps and 300 aprons, were among the items supplied to the treatment centers in August 2020.Other medical items distribu
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges in places of detention worldwide.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0200
News release | Facts about the operation: More than 1,000 people detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen are to be transported back to their region of origin or to their home countries by the ICRC in the largest operation of its kind during the five-and-a-hal
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | Mr Mokaya conveyed his perception of the progress of ICRC and the evolving ADO's engagement with the African Union Commission.
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200
News release | Juba/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the release of three people, including two Sudanese nationals, deprived of their freedom in South Sudan.
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | Since the outbreak of the armed conﬂict in Kosovo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been collecting information about the concerns and issues faced by the families of missing persons from them directly.
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | Naji contracted the virus when he was just 6 months old during the epidemic in the 1970s. At the time, the virus caused a fever and paralyzed movement in his legs and hands.
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:30:00 +0200
News release | Today, we are more than two weeks into a period of intense violence as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalates. We estimate there are hundreds of thousands of people affected across the region.Civilians are dying or suffering life-changing injuries.
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0200
News release | “The ICRC has a long-standing history as a neutral intermediary in conflicts around the world, and it is our hope that this operation can move forward quickly so the remains of those killed in action can be returned to their loves ones and mourned wi
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 00:15:00 +0200
Article | There are indications that the coronavirus has affected everyone around the world in some way, with more than 36 million people infected and over a million people having lost their lives.
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | Juba (ICRC) – As October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an untold number of people in South Sudan are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems caused by conflict and violence and not receiving the support they need,
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 06:00:00 +0200
Article | More than 300 volunteers from across Indonesia learned how to safely manage the bodies of COVID-19 victims while respecting traditional religious practice in an online workshop held on 23rd and 24th of September 2020.
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:15:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you Madame Chair.Over the last months of the COVID-19 pandemic we have learned who among us are the most vulnerable.
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Article | The conflict escalation along the line of contact, which started in the morning of 27 September 2020, is deeply worrying, as the conflict sides have resorted to heavy weaponry and shelled densely populated areas.
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200
News release | In a new report covering seven countries – "The greatest need was to be listened to: The importance of mental health and psychosocial support during COVID-19" – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement demonstrates how the pandemic is ad
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Article | COVID-19 has affected us all, both personally and professionally.
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Due to armed violence in the state of Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) that lasted from mid-June to early August, tens of thousands of civilians were forced to flee their home.
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
News release | Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – Half of all respondents – 51 percent – in a seven-country survey said that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) survey found.In a new report – "The
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Article | After reviewing 40 research papers from eleven Arab countries conducted by researchers, university professors, Ph.D , MA, and BA students, we are pleased to announce that the deliberations of the jury, consisting of three IHL experts, have resulted i
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Bruce Biber, ICRC Head of Delegation in Bangui, Central African RepublicLadies and gentlemen,Twenty months after the signature of the Peace Agreement and as the country is preparing for the elections, armed violence (including widespr
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Photo gallery | As a second wave of COVID-19 ravages the West Bank, the bustling old markets of its largest cities have fallen silent.
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | Jubaida Alon, 49, is proud of her sari-sari store.
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | 'The greatest need was to be listened to: The importance of adapting mental health and psychosocial support during COVID-19' is a new report from Red Cross and Red Crescent mental health specialists bringing together insights and recommendations glea
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 18:15:00 +0200
News release | "The ICRC strongly condemns the reported indiscriminate shelling and other alleged unlawful attacks using explosive weaponry in cities, towns and other populated areas, in which civilians are losing their lives and suffering terrible injuries, includ
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:45:00 +0200
Video | Delivered by Mr.
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0200
News release | Geneva (ICRC) – As the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict worsens, civilians are bearing the brunt of the surge in violence, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.Civilian deaths and injuries, including of childr
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Report | In 2019, the ICRC worked closely with the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in responding to the immediate needs of people affected by violence.
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangladesh continues to work with the Prisons Directorate to strengthen and consolidate the support to prisons in view of COVID-19.
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | Since January 2020, Rakhine State has witnessed an intensification of the conflict between the Arakan Army and Tatmadaw. Tens of thousands of people remain displaced, with serious humanitarian consequences for the civilian population.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0200
Report | The COVID-19 pandemic has further destabilized public health systems already weakened by war and natural disasters in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territories and other countries in the region, which sorely lack adequate facilities,
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC with O.P. Jindal Global University, in India, held a webinar on the changing face of humanitarian assistance during COVID-19.
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:00:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Tilman Rodenhäuser, ICRC Thematic Legal AdviserDistinguished Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,The ICRC is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this second round of informal meetings of the Open-Ended Working Group.A
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:15:00 +0200
Article | The top solutions to scaling up prevention on sexual and gender-based violence services during COVID-19
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:30:00 +0200
Article | A personal account by Rieke Grainne Hayes, a physiotherapy team leader in the ICRC-run Erbil Physical Rehabilitation Centre in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC joined hands with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society's volunteers to spread awareness regarding preventive measures against COVID-19
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:30:00 +0200
News release | Concerned about humanitarian impact of conflict escalation along line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ICRC calls on everyone to respect IHL.
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0200
News release | Joint press statement by UN office of Special Envoy for Yemen and ICRC on release of 1,081 conflict-related detainees and prisoners.
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0200
Statement | Wars are causing environmental damage and destruction. Suffering is increasing as the climate change conflict intensifies.
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Publication | Rules and recommendations relating to the protection of the natural environment under international humanitarian law, with commentary.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:00:00 +0200
Article | ICRC President Peter Maurer on the humanitarian consequences of cyber attacks on health care facilities and data protection in humanitarian contexts.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and IOM are performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for synthetic blankets low, medium, and high thermal.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in Kosovo, the ICRC mission in Kosovo had to change the course of its actions.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:45:00 +0200
Statement | With fragmented health system, agriculture, and economy, 80 per cent of Yemeni's population is reliant on humanitarian aid.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and 13 humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, Medecins Sans Frontieres, organized events, with KOICA, to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | How ICRC nurses, with extended experience in war wound management, by employing wound management techniques, saved Adnan’s leg.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC mission in Seoul commemorates 70th anniversary of Korean War (1950-1953) by raising awareness of its humanitarian action amid the violence.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:15:00 +0200
News release | As part of its COVID-19 response in the Pacific, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) donated more than 20,000 pieces of PPE to the Fiji Corrections Service on 21 September 2020.Present at the handover was Fiji Corrections Service seni
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.The maximum number of requests that our staff can deal with has been reached.
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.In accordance with the ICRC's regulations on access to its archives, the Agency Archives may have in
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0200
News release | The Red Cross and Red Crescent family on 20 September opened a free treatment centre for COVID-19 patients in Yemen
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is concerned about the weak state of health care structures in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Statement | Statement to United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation and Peace and Security
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | An ICRC-supported MASO 2020 workshop raised awareness on addressing humanitarian concerns while protecting state borders during COVID-19 in Malaysia.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 01:00:00 +0200
News release | A webinar examining the human cost of migration policies in Africa amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Article | With no running water and the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 03:15:00 +0200
Article | People with disabilities were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the movement restrictions and the resulting economic downturn in Philippines.
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0200
News release | Increasing violence in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger led to 62 per cent spike in deaths and displaced more than a million people in the past year.
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | As part of the 'Health Care in Danger' campaign, a film to raise awareness about the all too often existent dangers of providing health care.
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:45:00 +0200
Article | Forty days after the Beirut explosion, a part of the ICRC's stock of food parcels stored at our supplier’s warehouse in Beirut caught fire.
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0200
Statement | To commemorate first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the ICRC's President, Peter Maurer, made a statement on protecting education.
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Statement | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier talks about the impact of the use of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas.
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:45:00 +0200
Article | Project aims to explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts.
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC in Ethiopia donated medical and non-medical items to 11 places of detention in support of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The theme for 2020 ICRC’s humanitarian reporting competition is the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth.
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:00:00 +0200
Article | Every year on 30 August, the International Day of the Disappeared draws attention to the plight of families searching for missing loved ones.