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International Committee of the Red Cross

Model Law on The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Tue, 09 Jan 2024 11:00:00 +0100

Publication | Legislation for common-law States on the 1980 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects and on its Protocols.

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Nigeria: A Homecoming after Nine Years of Separation

Mon, 08 Jan 2024 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | This is the story of a homecoming.Under hot sun and blue sky, on the airport tarmac of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, Alhaji Bukar Ali was reunited with his family after nine years of separation.“I feel so happy – I’m just smiling continuously,” Alh

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Venezuela: ICRC delegation in Caracas to cover Caribbean countries from 2024

Fri, 05 Jan 2024 14:30:00 +0100

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News release | Caracas (ICRC) – From 1 January 2024, the ICRC's regional delegation for Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Trinidad and Tobago is also covering the ICRC's activities in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the member states of the Caribbean Communi

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Pakistan: Law students explore IHL and naval warfare at 15th Henry Dunant Moot Court

Sun, 31 Dec 2023 18:15:00 +0100

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Article | Named after Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the flagship competition has become a coveted milestone for law students in Pakistan.

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Afghanistan: A visual chronicle of humanitarian challenges and responses

Sun, 31 Dec 2023 04:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Despite a significant decrease in fighting, Afghanistan is still in the throes of major humanitarian challenges as a result of decades of conflict.

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Mozambique: 2023 in pictures

Fri, 29 Dec 2023 15:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | The population of Cabo Delgado continues to suffer the effects of armed conflict.

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Armenia: Left his home twice, 13-year-old longs for peace, old friends, and home

Wed, 27 Dec 2023 08:45:00 +0100

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Venezuela: ICRC delegation in Caracas to cover Caribbean countries from 2024

Tue, 26 Dec 2023 15:30:00 +0100

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News release | Caracas (ICRC) – From 1 January 2024, the ICRC's regional delegation for Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Trinidad and Tobago is also covering the ICRC's activities in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the member states of the Caribbean Communi

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Frequently asked questions on ICRC and the hostages held in Gaza

Tue, 26 Dec 2023 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | Updated 20/12/2023From day one, we have called for the immediate release of all the hostages, and for access to them. We have continuously requested information on them and their current health condition.

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ICRC appoints new director-general

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 10:45:00 +0100

News release | The Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appointed Pierre Krähenbühl as the organization’s next director-general.

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: ICRC donates equipment to support health-care facilities

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 01:45:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC recently delivered medical equipment to a hospital and two physical rehabilitation centres in the DPRK, as part of providing support to health-care services in the country.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Key Facts and Figures from 7 October to 15 December 2023

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 12:45:00 +0100

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Article | Building on its strong mandate and longstanding presence, and initially drawing on its built-in emergency capacity, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) swiftly adjusted and scaled up its response to address new needs in Israel and Gaz

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Myanmar: The year 2023 in pictures

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 08:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Armed clashes continued in Myanmar in 2023, resulting in an increased need for humanitarian aid as people struggled to cope with the effects of the violence.

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Sudan: Desperate people search for loved ones as hundreds of thousands flee Wad Madani

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 07:00:00 +0100

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News release | Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Wad Madani, the capital of Al Jazeera state, since fighting broke out last Friday.

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Frequently asked questions on ICRC’s work in Israel and the occupied territories

Wed, 20 Dec 2023 16:45:00 +0100

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Article | Following the intensification of armed violence in Israel and the occupied territories on 7 October 2023, this page addresses frequently asked questions about our work and international humanitarian law (IHL).

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Debunking harmful narratives about our work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

Wed, 20 Dec 2023 16:30:00 +0100

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Article | Updated 20/12/2023Disinformation and misinformation campaigns put those who need help, and those trying to help them, at direct risk.

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Digitalization of armed conflict brings new threats for civilians

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 23:15:00 +0100

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Statement | Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,In situations of armed conflict, access to digital technology, including that powered by artificial intelligence, can save lives.For example, it enables people to seek information about where to find safety, allows

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We are sorry to see you go

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 11:45:00 +0100

Article | We regret that you no longer wish to receive emails from us.Your trust in our work and your commitment as a donor are vital to the ICRC's humanitarian mission - we hope that we can still count on your continued support.If you would like to unsubscrib

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ICRC Strategy 2024-2027: A compass for action for the next four years

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | The global socio-political landscape is undergoing significant transformations, departing from the post-World War II era and Cold War struggles.

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ICRC launches 2024-2027 institutional strategy

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | The strategy aims to address the challenges posed by an ever-evolving global landscape and emphasizes the organization's core purpose of protecting and assisting people impacted by armed conflicts and violence.In the coming years, the ICRC will prior

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‘Broken Cities’: 35,000 layered photos of war-ravaged buildings expose the hidden costs of urban conflict in first-of-its kind photogrammetric project

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 08:15:00 +0100

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News release | The haunting aftermath of urban conflict comes to life in “Broken Cities,” an immersive experience created by layering 35,000 individual photographs in the first-ever photogrammetric 3D exhibit of the interiors of war-damaged buildings.

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Broken Cities: From ruins to hope, a virtual journey of resilience and renewal

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0100

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Article | Broken Cities offers an immersive journey where three-dimensional photogrammetric models revive civilian structures shattered by war in Aleppo, Mosul and Gaza.

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Ukraine: Finding creative paths to learning amid armed conflict

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 18:15:00 +0100

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Article | First came the COVID-19 pandemic and then the escalation of the Russia–Ukraine armed conflict in 2022, upending Ukrainians' lives and forcing many to flee elsewhere in Ukraine or abroad.

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ICRC trains future EU diplomats building stronger support for IHL

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | Empowering the diplomats of tomorrowAt the heart of this initiative lies an effort to empower diplomats within their first five years of service, steering them toward assignments in Permanent Missions to the EU, or EU Institutions in Brussels and aro

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The international community must restore a vision of disarmament and arms control

Sat, 16 Dec 2023 01:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Madame President, Excellencies,Distinguished Delegates,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the Security Council and welcomes the attention given to the impact of diversion, illicit traffickin

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ICRC President arrives in the West Bank

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 08:30:00 +0100

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News release | Mirjana Spoljaric, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in the West Bank on Friday amid fears of a deepening escalation resulting in rising humanitarian needs.

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We call on States to stop turning a blind eye to the participation of civilian hackers in armed conflict

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 15:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Ambassador Gafoor, excellencies, dear colleagues,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address this sixth session of the Open-Ended Working Group.We commend States for adopting an annual progress repor

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ICRC president arrives in Israel

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | Mirjana Spoljaric, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in Israel on Thursday to discuss humanitarian needs and access to people affected by the ongoing conflict, in particular those held hostage.

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/GVA23/00104 - 3-year Frame Agreement – Geodesic Family Tent

Mon, 11 Dec 2023 14:30:00 +0100

Article | Dear Madam/Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross is pleased to invite you to participate in a Request for Tender (RFT/ICRC/GVA23/00104) to establish a new 3-year Framework Agreement for Geodesic Family Tent 18m2.Please find all pertinent i

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Sudan: ICRC deplores deliberate and deadly attack on its humanitarian convoy in Khartoum

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 19:45:00 +0100

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News release | The incident, which occurred in the Al-Shajara neighborhood, claimed the lives of two people and injured seven more including three ICRC staff members.

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IHL seeks to limit the humanitarian consequences of armed conflicts

Fri, 08 Dec 2023 22:30:00 +0100

Statement | Mr President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates,We meet this year at a time of significant humanitarian challenges, and armed conflict is at the heart of these challenges.Thousands of our colleagues are mobilized in contexts around the world to r

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The ICRC and the Sharjah research technology & innovation park (SRTIP) inaugurate a regional energy & water knowledge hub in the UAE

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 17:00:00 +0100

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News release | The Energy and Water Knowledge Hub, located at the SRTIP, will host in-person classes, and provide technical laboratories to train ICRC staff and other organizations, nurturing expertise in sustainable energy solutions, notably renewable energy.

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Afghanistan: Facing an uncertain economic future and persistent unemployment

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | Sitting by the roadside with his wheelbarrow, the 43-year-old says he manages to earn only about 100 to 150 Afghanis ($1.3 to $2.2) a day, which is not enough even to buy the bare essentials for his family.

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Запуск конкурса эссе на тему "Навигация по правовому и этическому ландшафту: международное гуманитарное право (МГП) и ядерное оружие".

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 09:15:00 +0100

Publication | В мире, сталкивающемся со сложностями международной безопасности и мира, роль МГП становится все более значимой. Разрушительный потенциал ядерного оружия ставит уникальный ряд проблем перед принципами и нормами, установленными МГП.

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Georgia: Remains of 23 people missing in connection with 1992–93 armed conflict handed over to families

Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:45:00 +0100

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News release | The families had the opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the process of the search, recovery of remains and identification of their loved ones at meetings held at Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau.

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Rare gesture as former Lopiding patient visits ICRC

Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | How much value do you place in a hospital discharge card?For Mama Josephine Adul, a discharge card from Lopiding hospital dated 1994 symbolized two things: hope that she was now well and the child she was carrying would be well.

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A Community Rebuilds Homes Lost to Conflict

Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | Bulama Modu in Bama.

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Missing persons and their families - Factsheet

Tue, 05 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | In situations of armed conflict, other situations of violence, disasters and in the context of migration, countless families become separated, many people go missing and bodies of the deceased remain unidentified and are never returned home.

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Israel and the occupied territories: President of the ICRC arrives in Gaza, calls for the protection of civilians

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 12:15:00 +0100

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News release | President Spoljaric will call for the protection of civilians in Gaza and respect for the laws of war.

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IRAQ: People with Disabilities in Iraq Reborn with Football

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 14:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC has been actively supporting people with disabilities in Iraq since 1993, in alignment with its mandate to aid victims of wars and armed conflicts.A part of the support that ICRC provides is the social inclusion programme in which it impleme

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Israel and the occupied territories: Suffering for civilians continues as hostilities resume

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 11:00:00 +0100

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News release | "A very high number of civilians have been killed and maimed, including thousands of children.

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Philippines: 19 AFP lawyers trained to apply the rules of war while providing legal advice

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | Brig. Gen. Erwin Victoriano Machica III, Judge Advocate General, requested the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to conduct the training, held from 6 to 24 November 2023, at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

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KAMPALA: Prisons Conference Ends with Goodwill for Proper Maintenance of Correctional Facilities

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | These remarks, made by ACSA Principal Officer, Dr.

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Ethiopia: The Community Outreach Programme addressing stigma against victim/survivors of sexual violence

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | People totally forget who I was before and just label me as 'the raped lady' and it hurts when people identify you by what has been done to you and not by who you are as a person.

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We are here with a common goal: to eliminate nuclear weapons

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 17:15:00 +0100

Statement | Mr President,Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,It is an honour to representthe International Committee of the Red Cross in this important multilateral forum, and to contribute to our meaningful collective efforts to advance nuclear disarmament.We ar

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Advancing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Progress Report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 14:45:00 +0100

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Report | The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement recently released its comprehensive progress report on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities, providing valuable insights into the ongoing efforts and challenges faced by the Movement in address

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Humanitarian access: What the law says

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:30:00 +0100

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Article | Civilian populations are often deprived of basic necessities in war. In order to carry out their tasks, humanitarian organizations must be granted rapid and unimpeded access to the people affected.

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China: Shandong University, Weihai, wins 17th Red Cross IHL Moot Court competition

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 07:15:00 +0100

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Article | The 17th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition (China round) concluded on 26 November in Soochow University, China.

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Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC teams begin multi-day operation to reunite hostages and detainees with their families, deliver assistance

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 12:15:00 +0100

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News release | Teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday began carrying out a multi-day operation to facilitate the release and transfer of hostages held in Gaza and of Palestinian detainees to the West Bank.

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Evaluation of Access to Essential Services Programme in Brazil

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:30:00 +0100

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Report | This is a summary of the final report of the evaluation of the qualitative and quantitative results of the Safer Access to Essential Public Services Programme.

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Summary of the Evaluation of the ICRC’s Response to COVID-19

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 07:15:00 +0100

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Report | This is the executive summary of the evaluation of the ICRC's crisis management and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a summary of the management response to recommendations.

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Preserving humanity in times of conflict demands strict abidance by constraints on conventional weapons

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Observations of the ICRC shared by Maya Brehm, Legal Adviser (Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit), at an informal session of the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on 16 November 2023.

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"Live-saving norms of the Mine Ban Convention must be upheld and commitments to affected populations met"

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 10:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a privilege to address you today at the opening of the 21st Meeting of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.Ahead of the 5th Review Conference, which will take place towar

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Sudan: Brutal, targeted attacks on civilians must stop

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 09:45:00 +0100

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News release | Patrick Youssef is regional director for Africa at the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has just returned from Sudan, where he met representatives of the government and of the Rapid Support Forces.

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ICRC president in Qatar to urge progress to alleviate humanitarian crisis

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 18:00:00 +0100

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News release | The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) traveled to Qatar on Monday to advance humanitarian issues related to the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza.

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Somalia: Dozens rescued from dangers of rising flood waters in conflict areas

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:00:00 +0100

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News release | Nairobi (ICRC) – Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in recent weeks as floods continue to ravage towns in Somalia.

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DR Congo: “If you’ve come all this way, it means we haven’t been forgotten”

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 11:45:00 +0100

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News release | Today, exhaustion, anger and desperation are gaining ground in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Myanmar: Defying the odds with skill and tenacity

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | Ko Saw Chan Thar is one of 55 people across Myanmar participating in a programme to support people with disabilities start their own businesses. Through the programme he was given materials, tools and equipment to set up his own barber shop.

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ICRC president to meet with families of hostages

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 09:45:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – Mirjana Spoljaric, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will meet again with families of hostages today at the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva.

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Evaluation of National Society Development Initiative in Yemen

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 05:30:00 +0100

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Report | The evaluation focuses on assessing to which extent NSD support had contributed to the Yemen Red Crescent Society's overall development, based on priorities set when the initiative began in 2018.

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Papua New Guinea: 65-year-old goes back to school to inspire change in community

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 03:30:00 +0100

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Article | It is not every day you find a 65-year-old student in high school. Allan Ekel from Mulitaka in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, has an extraordinary story.

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Israel and the occupied territories: The ICRC urges protection for Gaza civilians evacuating and staying behind

Sun, 12 Nov 2023 19:45:00 +0100

News release | Hostilities taking place in heavily populated urban areas, including around hospitals, endanger the lives of the most vulnerable people, like medical staff, patients, the wounded, premature babies, people with disabilities and the elderly."An unbeara

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Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC demands protection of patients, health-care workers, medical facilities in Gaza amid escalating attacks

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 17:00:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC is urgently calling for the respect and protection of medical facilities, patients and health-care workers in Gaza.

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Come through the screen – see the reality of war in Colombia

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | No less than seven non-international armed conflicts are jeopardizing the survival of rural, indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia.

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Myanmar: Chasing a dream despite physical challenges

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 07:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | In 2021, Nang Anm Phat's life took a positive turn when she learned about the physical rehabilitation centre in Kyaing Tong, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Myanmar: ICRC helps families trace and connect with missing loved ones

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | Our efforts to reunite loved ones and put people in contact with their relatives allow mothers like Daw A to receive news about their sons and ease their pain, giving them the hope of being reunited someday.

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World Internt Conference in China: use of digital technology for humanitarian work and the challenges

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 01:30:00 +0100

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Article | Speech of Balthasar Staehelin, the personal envoy of the ICRC president to China and head of the Regional Delegation for East Asia, for the Forum on Digital Poverty Reduction and Charity, World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, 9 November 2023.

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ICRC president tells Gaza forum: civilians must be protected, hostages must be released unharmed

Thu, 09 Nov 2023 13:45:00 +0100

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News release | A speech given by Mirjana Spoljaric, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the international humanitarian conference for the people of Gaza held in Paris.

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Myanmar: Hpa-An Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre marks 20 years

Thu, 09 Nov 2023 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | In the heart of Myanmar's Kayin State, the Hpa-An Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre (HORC) has been serving the community since it was set up in 2003.

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: The Red Cross and Red Crescent response from February 2022 to June 2023

Wed, 08 Nov 2023 12:00:00 +0100

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Report | This report covers the activities of The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Ukraine since the onset of the international conflict in February 2022 until June 2023.

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Seoul: State Representatives Discuss Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities to International Humanitarian Law

Wed, 08 Nov 2023 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the Korean National Red Cross (KNRC), and the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (ROK), is hosting the "2023 Northeast, Southeast Asia and the

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Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC decries the shooting of its humanitarian convoy in Gaza

Tue, 07 Nov 2023 20:45:00 +0100

Statement | The convoy of five trucks and two ICRC vehicles was carrying life-saving medical supplies to health-care facilities, including to Al Quds Hospital of the Palestine Red Crescent Society, when it was hit by fire.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Horrific suffering of civilians must end

Tue, 07 Nov 2023 17:00:00 +0100

News release | One month on, civilians in Gaza and Israel are being forced to endure tremendous suffering and loss. This needs to stop.

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Israel and the Occupied Territories: ICRC’ Response to Humanitarian Needs Generated by Recent Outbreak of Hostilities

Tue, 07 Nov 2023 13:30:00 +0100

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Article | One month on, civilians pay the heavy price of intense violenceRenewed hostilities in Israel and Gaza –unprecedented in scale and intensity– reached the one-month mark and the human toll of the conflict is both staggering and heartbreaking.

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Operational Update: Herat Earthquake’s One-month

Tue, 07 Nov 2023 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | More than 3,000 homes were reduced to rubble and hundreds of families are reported to have been displaced to Herat City.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Ambulances arrive at Rafah crossing; ICRC calls for the protection of medical facilities and personnel

Mon, 06 Nov 2023 17:00:00 +0100

News release | A convoy of four ambulances transporting patients from Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza city arrived at the Rafah crossing at the border with Egypt on Monday.

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The protection of hospitals during armed conflicts: What the law says

Thu, 02 Nov 2023 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | What kind of specific protection do the wounded and sick enjoy in times of armed conflict?In times of armed conflict, the wounded and sick include anyone, whether military or civilian, who needs medical attention and is not, or no longer, taking part

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Artificial intelligence and humanitarianism at Chatham House event

Thu, 02 Nov 2023 12:15:00 +0100

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Article | In the week when the UK is hosting an AI Safety Summit, the Chatham House discussion, organised in partnership with the ICRC and the British Computer Society, brought together representatives from across academia, the humanitarian sector, government,

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Care amid conflict: Stories of four Florence Nightingale Medal 2023 recipients

Wed, 01 Nov 2023 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | We spoke to four of the 2023 recipients of the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal about what makes an exceptional nurse.

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Nairobi: Senior military officers from over 60 countries meet to discuss laws of war

Wed, 01 Nov 2023 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | The Senior Workshop on International Rules governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) is co-hosted by the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) and will run until November 4th.The workshop was officially opened by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary in charge of Defence, Hon

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Pakistan: Book published on Islamic response to addressing sexual violence during war

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | Bridging the gap in information available on Islamic perspectives towards sexual violence, an Urdu-language book entitled "Addressing sexual violence during war and other situations of violence: An Islamic response" has been published by Ziaullah Rah

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Israel and the Occupied Territories: Rising violence in the West Bank may have irreversible consequences for communities

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 11:45:00 +0100

Article | The heightened insecurity has led to death, injury and tragic displacement. The complete closure of some cities and villages has significantly restricted the movement of people and goods.

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The critical importance of neutrality: A humanitarian perspective into a multipolar world

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | Keynote Speech by Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross, 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum, 31 October 2023.

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A humanitarian perspective on military AI

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Article by Neil Davison, ICRC Senior Scientific and Policy Adviser, submitted in advance of the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.

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Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of 64 detainees

Mon, 30 Oct 2023 19:15:00 +0100

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News release | "The ICRC's main goal is to guarantee that any release operation serves the best interests of the detainees, such as facilitating their reunion with their families," said Pierre Dorbes, the ICRC's head of delegation in Sudan.

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Libya: ICRC Activities from January to June 2023

Mon, 30 Oct 2023 13:00:00 +0100

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Article | During this period, the ICRC focused on searching for missing individuals who had been separated from their families and loved ones for various reasons.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Deescalate now to prevent further human suffering

Sat, 28 Oct 2023 22:30:00 +0200

News release | The immediate imperative must be to save lives and preserve humanity, including by ensuring hospitals can operate in safety.

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Tanzania : Physical Rehabilitation Program ends an impressive 11-year partnership with CCBRT

Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | An eleven-year partnership with the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) Hospital and the ICRC came to a successful and sustainable closure by end 2022.The ICRC's Physical Rehabilitation Program (PRP) in Tanzania is gradua

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Israel and the occupied territories: War surgery team, new medical supplies arrive in Gaza amidst a deepening humanitarian crisis

Fri, 27 Oct 2023 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | A war surgery team and a weapon contamination specialist are among ten International Committee of the Red Cross experts who arrived in Gaza on Friday, entering alongside six ICRC trucks carrying urgently needed medical material and water purification

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Women’s participation in international peace and security: From theory to practice

Wed, 25 Oct 2023 16:15:00 +0200

Statement | Mr.

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Myanmar: ICRC raises awareness as rainy season poses higher risk of explosive devices

Wed, 25 Oct 2023 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | During the first six months of 2023, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) conducted 102 awareness sessions in Rakhine State, reaching out to 3,000 people and providing them with information on the risks of explosive hazards and safe be

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Support relationships in armed conflicts & ensuring respect for IHL

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:00:00 +0200

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Report | While high-level objectives were difficult to identify progress against, achievements were evident according to the preparatory steps and intended initial outcomes.

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No-one left behind – ensuring respect for those who died in Karabakh

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 13:00:00 +0200

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Republic of Korea: Handong Global University wins the championship at the 15th IHL Moot Court Competition

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 07:45:00 +0200

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Article | On 23 September 2023, the 15th International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition was held in Seoul, Korea, co-organized by the ICRC mission in Seoul and the Korean National Red Cross.

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Bangladesh: Law students test their understanding of IHL at annual moot court

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 06:45:00 +0200

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Article | The University of Dhaka won the Bangladesh national rounds of the 14th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on international humanitarian law (IHL) held in Dhaka from 5–7 October 2023. The East-West University team won the runner-up prize.

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מידע מסייע לישראלים

Mon, 23 Oct 2023 14:30:00 +0200

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Article | Read this page in Englishאנו מודעים לכך שכמה אנשים מתחזים לנציגי ICRC ומבקשים מידע אישי ממשפחות של בני הערובה ושל נעדרים.שימו לב שכרגע איננו יוצרים קשר עם משפחות בטלפון כדי לבקש מידע אישי או תמונות.

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Thailand: ICRC and Thammasat University screen film, host discussion on IHL

Mon, 23 Oct 2023 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the International Law Centre of Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, hosted a panel discussion based on the Oscar-winning film, All Quiet on the Western Front, on 21 September.

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Myanmar: Some days are too much to bear, says woman displaced in Kayin State

Mon, 23 Oct 2023 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided emergency assistance to over 1,500 displaced families who are currently living in Myaning Gyi Ngu, Ohn Taw, Khamamaung town and their surrounding areas in Kayin State, Myanmar.

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China: Afghan wheelchair basketballers break boundaries through sports

Mon, 23 Oct 2023 02:45:00 +0200

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Article | Wheelchair basketball was the inaugural event at the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China.

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