Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Article | You don't need to be a cybersecurity expert to see that in today's highly interconnected and digitally dependent societies, anything with an Internet interface is vulnerable to cyber threats from anywhere in the world.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:30:00 +0100
Statement | ICRC Statement to Security Council Open Debate: Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security through mitigation and resilience building.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:45:00 +0100
Statement | West Africa at the precipice: Visualizing climate stress and insecurity.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:30:00 +0100
Article | On the 14th of February 2021, Rafael sent his wife Kim a chocolate cake and a handwritten card: "Honey, I may not be there at your side this Valentine's Day but know that you will always be in my heart." Kim could not help but smile as she read the
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:45:00 +0100
Article | President of the International Committee of the Red Cross speech given to the Human Rights Council.
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 21:30:00 +0100
News release | Bangui, ICRC transported 25 wounded and injured people to the town’s university hospital.
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:45:00 +0100
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 02:15:00 +0100
Article | The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in major health and economic challenges for millions of Filipinos in the last year, but the effects were particularly burdensome to people displaced or affected by internal armed conflicts and situations of violence.
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:15:00 +0100
News release | Robert Mardini, ICRC Director General, on the calls for a ceasefire to vaccinate people against COVID-19.
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 10:30:00 +0100
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0100
News release | This is the third ICRC donation to the ERC since the onset of the coronavirus crisis.
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:30:00 +0100
News release | Today ICRC President Peter Maurer finalised his official visit to Mozambique by meeting with the President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Felipe Jacinto Nyusi.
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:15:00 +0100
Article | In Brazil, urban violence has heavily affected communities' access to essential public services, such as education, healthcare and social welfare.The effects of a rapid and unregulated urban sprawl can be felt as favelas and low-income neighbourhoods
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:15:00 +0100
Article | Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2020.
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:45:00 +0100
Statement | Bangui (ICRC) - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer completed his five-day visit to Central African Republic today.
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:15:00 +0100
News release | Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer as he makes a visit to the Central African Republic one year after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Africa.
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:00:00 +0100
Article | Since March 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in coordination with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has adapted its humanitarian activiti
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0100
Article | For the first DigitHarium month of 2021, we looked back at the extraordinary events that have put our world upside down throughout 2020, linked to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:30:00 +0100
Article | Giving a boost to healthcare facilities for detainees, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has upgraded the clinic of Sarpoza Provincial Prison in Kandahar.As part of the project, which was taken up in 2019, the ICRC changed the water
Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:15:00 +0100
Article | Families in Ethiopia and Sudan need us now.
Tue, 09 Feb 2021 05:30:00 +0100
Article | The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day on November 14th was "Nurses make the difference", with the aim to stress the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes, particularly in health education.
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 13:15:00 +0100
Article | Remembering Hamid Al-Qadami, Ahmed Wazir and Saidi Kayiranga, the three ICRC colleagues killed after several explosions rocked the airport in Aden, Yemen on 30 December.
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100
Article | States face a formidable task when it comes to implementing international humanitarian law (IHL) within the domestic legal order. This table contains information on all existing national committees and other national bodies on IHL.
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:15:00 +0100
Article | Thousands of families in Maguindanao, Southern Philippines were forced to flee several times in 2020 because of hostilities between government forces and non-state armed groups.This has limited their access to farmlands, fishing grounds and forests.
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:15:00 +0100
Report | The explosion, which shook Beirut on August 4th, left over 200 people dead and over 6000 injured.
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 04:30:00 +0100
Article | Throughout 2020, the ICRC offices in Baku and Barda continued to deliver an effective humanitarian response to people affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.During the year, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic from March onwards, as well as the
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 02:00:00 +0100
Article | The long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has inflicted suffering and loss on people since the 1990s. On the morning of 27 September 2020, it escalated into a full-scale war along the line of contact and in populated areas.
Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Article | KUALA LUMPUR – While COVID-19 remains a clear and present threat in all places of detention in Malaysia, it is not the only health challenge the facilities have been contending with.No different to detention centres across the world, scabies is a maj
Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Article | In 2020, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by violence and COVID-19 in Ethiopia.
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0100
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:30:00 +0100
Article | We spoke to Ibrahima Bah, former head of economic security programmes at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangui, to find out more.What is the impact of climate change on the Central African population?Ibrahima Bah : The Central
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:15:00 +0100
News release | The MoU is meant to serve as a guide and groundwork for the coordination and cooperation between the ICRC and GCMP in the course of actions aimed at clarifying the fate and whereabouts of those still missing in relation to the 1998–1999 armed conflic
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:00:00 +0100
Article | The Red Cross Society of Bosnia-Herzegovina, supported by other Movement partners such as the ICRC, the IFRC, Swiss, Turkish, Italian, Austrian and other National Societies, immediately enrolled a coordinated action to respond to the pandemic and its
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:45:00 +0100
Article | For 26-year old Nishimwe Nyiramahirwe, there is no limit to ability after amputation.The mother of two, lives in Kinyinya sector, around 10 kms from the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), a distance that takes more than 2 hours on foot.
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:15:00 +0100
Article | The Shariah Academy – a constituent of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan –and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly organized a workshop entitled "The Islamic Perspective on the Roots of Restraint in Wa
Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC is appealing to donors for 20 million Swiss francs to urgently expand its response to the acute humanitarian needs created by the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia, while the IFRC is appealing for 27 million Swiss francs to support the Ethiopian Red
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100
Article | "There are worrying signs that this principle is not being respected.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:15:00 +0100
Article | Extreme congestion has been long recognized as a humanitarian challenge in many Philippine detention facilities as the jail population rose throughout the years.Detention staff, such as those in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)'s 470
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100
Article | "I suffered for three years without a piece of my heart," says Mohammad Shah as tears flow freely down his bearded face. The 65-year-old has not forgotten the last time he held his son Faisal Hanafi and kissed him goodbye.
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:15:00 +0100
Article | On the occasion of the 2021 International Day of Education, the ICRC and other organizations launched the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies on 25 January.
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 05:30:00 +0100
Article | The novel coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that has impacted the lives of over 62 million people worldwide so far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100
Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,Today is the day we have been waiting for.
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:45:00 +0100
Article | Robert Mardini about the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:45:00 +0100
Article | The date 22 January marks a victory for humanity, the day the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons enters into force, the day that the world’s most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons will finally be banned at the global level.
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100
News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100
Statement | As delivered by Ms. Véronique Christory, Senior Arms Control Adviser, ICRC New YorkDear all,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is honored to join this important event.Tomorrow, January 22nd marks a historic victory for humanity.
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), World Federation of Publ
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:30:00 +0100
Article | Ignacio Lihayan, leader of the indigenous Higaonon tribe, and his family live in Samid-samid Upper Kalilangan, the area most affected by the recurrent clashes.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:45:00 +0100
Article | Participants explored the ways of supporting and strengthening the work with relatives of missing persons and identifying best practices, later presented in a report issued by the ICRC summarizing key findings and conclusions.This unique opportunity
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Article | On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has entered into force as the first instrument of international humanitarian law to mitigate the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of using and testing nuclear weapons.T
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Legal factsheet | The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:45:00 +0100
Article | Bosnia-Herzegovina has been harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was in a strict lockdown for several months, and later on, the society had to adapt to the mid and long-term consequences of the pandemic.
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:00:00 +0100
Article | Joanne's work with rural health facilities brought her face to face with the realities of maternal and infant mortality. The ghastly experiences sunk deep within her.
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100
Publication | Model Article 2 declaration for States that have never owned, possessed or controlled nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices.Model Article 2 declaration for States that owned, possessed or controlled nucelar weapons or nuclear explosive devices
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Article | Conflict in a time of Covid-19The pandemic has stopped many aspects of life, but it has not stopped conflict, despite UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' repeated calls for a global ceasefire last year.The UK and Ireland are both embarking on unpr
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100
Article | The start of 2021 has been particularly deadly for people in the region of Liptako Gourma, which straddles the borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. The ICRC is assessing humanitarian needs and is continuing to support those most in need of help.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0100
News release | A statement from Dominik Stillhart, director of ICRC operations, after a visit to Yemen following the deaths late last month of three ICRC staff in an explosion at Aden’s airport.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100
Statement | Today, in the context of the 50th Tripartite Commission (TC) meeting, the cases of 20 missing persons and Prisoners of War (PoW) from the 1990-1991 Gulf War were formally closed, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICR
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100
Article | Free medical care and sustainable solutionsOf the three PRCs in the DPRK, two – Songrim and Rakrang centres – are supported by the ICRC, thus bridging the needs for physical rehabilitation services in the country.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Article | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict preventive measures imposed by authorities during 2020, majority of our programmes have been put on hold. A reduced presence of ICRC international staff in the country has been an additional factor.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:45:00 +0100
Article | Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak despises war.
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:15:00 +0100
Article | By Karim Khaallayoun, Head of Mission of the ICRC in HondurasGeneralised violence is the main cause of internal displacement in Honduras.
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0100
Statement | This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1373, and the establishment of UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee.These anniversaries are a good opportunity to
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Report | 2020 has been a year like no other in recent history.
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100
Article | Around 3,000 households (18,000 individuals) displaced as the result of the conflict between different ethnic groups were assisted with non-food items intended to address their emergency needs, remarked Katia Sorin, Head of the ICRC delegation in Eth
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100
Article | Their access to education and healthcare often disrupted, and sometimes children can be recruited to take part in the fighting or for support roles.
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Recently, the ICRC Bangkok Delegation concluded a warmly embraced art contest intended to showcase the outstanding humanitarian work and effort of the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent (IFRC)
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Article | Over 41 per cent of health-care workers reported having experienced some form of violence in the last two months, with verbal violence, false accusations and stigmatisation being the more commonly experienced forms.This finding is part of a recent st
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100
Article | ICRC MoveAbility was fully integrated into the ICRC as of January 2020.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100
Article | Last year, as the pandemic spread around the world, we took immediate action to adapt our work to ensure that people affected by conflict were not forgotten.By continuing to provide life-saving food and household items with preventative measures in p
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:15:00 +0100
Article | Last year, conflict didn't stop because of COVID-19.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:15:00 +0100
News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is profoundly saddened that three of our colleagues were among those killed in Aden's airport explosion earlier today.Our staff were transiting through the airport with other civilians when
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 04:15:00 +0100
Article | Born with a lower limb deficiency, Htet Oo had the first prosthesis fitted in 2018. "We were scheduled to replace it with a new prosthetic leg but the centre was closed due to COVID-19.
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100
Photo gallery | 2020 was an exceptional and unprecedented year. From the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak to the Beirut explosions; the release operation of former detainees in Yemen to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalation.
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 16:45:00 +0100
News release | Bangui (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to drastically reduce its humanitarian activities in Bouar in Nana-Mambéré prefecture after its office was raided.
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC is organizing this training course for the first time in the region, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman with a dual objective, to enable MoH clinical and non-clinical first responders to respond to CBRN hazards and constitute a training of trai
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100
News release | The relief assistance aims to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic and the preventive measures that followed.
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:15:00 +0100
Report | The capacity of Lebanon’s already strained public health sector to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak is limited.
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC has been working to ensure access to water and sanitation services for people displaced in Northern Ethiopia as a result of the recent military action, through the installation of water tankers and water trucking.
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:15:00 +0100
Article | "I get really sad when I think about the hardest things about my job.
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:15:00 +0100
Article | The production of the stated products has significant importance in helping people with physical disabilities (PWDs) living in Nekemte town and surrounding areas, to get easy access to the products, according to Alemu Wakuma, Manager of the Nekemte P
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100
Publication | Content:- Keeping COVID-19 out of Kenya's prisons- Education is often severely disrupted for children in camps- IHL Roundup (Dissemination to security forces, Students and Diplomatic events)- ICRC facilities return of detainees following Yemen confli
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | Hasan Saeed was 8 years old when his family decided to leave Somalia, their war-torn homeland. Back in 2007, just like million others, his parents decided to seek refuge in a neighboring country.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:45:00 +0100
Article | These are the painful sentiments of Isabella Buruau, as she reflects on the last memory of her brother, Pascol Buruau, who was 23 years old when he went missing during the Bougainville Crisis in September 1990, two years after the crisis onset.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:30:00 +0100
Video | On December 16 2020, the ICRC in collaboration with the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU), the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Shan State Buddhist University, the Association of Buddhist C
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0100
News release | Juba (ICRC) – Massive flooding that residents say they haven't seen before has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced with little or no means to survive across different parts of South Sudan.
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Article | It was supposed to be a celebratory night of singing, dancing and good food for the hardworking, young farmer Ahmadullah and his four friends as they drove to a wedding in their village in Zheray district of Kandahar.
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with religious leaders in Bangladesh to provide the population with health information to keep themselves, their family, and their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.Religious
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:45:00 +0100
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC translates over 14 million words a year. But what actually is translation? One of our in-house translators in Geneva tries to give some answers.
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100
News release | One month after ceasefire deal, deep humanitarian needs persist in Nagorno-Karabakh
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0100
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100
Publication | Marcel Junod was a Swiss doctor and one of the most well-known ICRC delegates. In 1935, Junod decides to join ICRC's humanitarian mission in Ethiopia. This is where his exciting and challenging journey begins.
Sat, 12 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100
News release | Health care facilities there have become paralyzed after supplies of drugs and basics like surgical gloves ran out.
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:00:00 +0100
Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkPresident,2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent memory.
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:15:00 +0100
News release | ICRC plants saplings in the memory of those who went missing during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia during 1990s
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:15:00 +0100
Article | Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat and the ICRC signed an MoU on academics, research, training, capacity building and extension activities.