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International Committee of the Red Cross

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Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:15:00 +0200

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with ass

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ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric: “War without limits equals suffering without end”

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 10:00:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC Statement at the 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Special High-Level Intervention on the Geneva Conventions.

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ICRC Opinion Paper - How is the term "Armed Conflict" defined in international humanitarian law?

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 09:45:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC published an Opinion Paper in 2008 on the topic, which outlines how the notion of armed conflict has been interpreted in jurisprudence and doctrine since the drafting of the Geneva Conventions.The 2024 Opinion Paper explains the ICRC's appro

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Members of the Commonwealth and Red Cross and Crescent to discuss IHL in South Africa

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 16:15:00 +0200

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News release | The conference, which takes place every four years, will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, from 15 to 19 April 2024.

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Crisis in Nigeria: How to Train a War Surgeon

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | “Today is your last day on earth.”These are the final words Husseini Jibrin remembers hearing before he was shot in both legs.

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ICRC President: "The obstacles that block humanitarian access must be immediately overcome"

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:00:00 +0200

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News release | (Check against delivery)Excellencies, ministers, colleagues,A year ago, fighting broke out.Despite the belligerents’ commitment in the Jeddah Declaration to protect civilians, horrifying accounts of unbridled violence continue today.In Sudan and neig

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ICRC in the G20

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | On April 30, the ICRC will be represented by Digital Risk Advisor Joelle Rizk at closed meetings and high-level workshops with members of the G20, international organizations, think tanks and civil society representatives.

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Nigeria: Horror of a decade still haunts.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | Baga town is in the northeast of Borno state, Nigeria, approximately 190 kilometers from the state capital. The town lies on the borders of the Lake Chad and is host to fishermen and farmers.

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Sudanese women run out of hope as conflict drags on

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | This spontaneous settlement in Adré, a Chadian border town of 12,000 inhabitants, has become a makeshift home to over 100,000 Sudanese refugees.

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Empress Shôken Fund announces 103rd funding distribution to support projects in 17 countries

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Joint Commission of the Empress Shôken Fund (ESF) has announced a new funding distribution that totals CHF 485,597 and supports projects administered by Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in 17 countries.

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Joint press release: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement urges support for conflict victims: “We cannot let Sudan become another forgotten crisis”

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:30:00 +0200

News release | Port Sudan/Nairobi/Geneva - One year of conflict in Sudan is taking a devastating human toll. Over 8 million people have been displaced, and tens of thousands have been killed or wounded.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Key Facts and Figures from 7 October 2023 to 31 March 2024

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 12:45:00 +0200

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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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Pakistan: The Citizen Storyteller Award 2024 is accepting video entries

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:15:00 +0200

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Article | Besides recognition for their impactful storytelling and a platform to amplify the voices of those affected by humanitarian crises, the top three winners will receive the following prize money:1st prize: PKR 150,0002nd prize: PKR 130,0003rd prize: PK

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Mine Awareness Day: Deaths of 9 Afghan children underscore the ongoing danger from unexploded ordnance

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 14:30:00 +0200

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April, Erik Tollefsen, the head of the weapons contamination unit for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said this:

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Children and War: The Impact of Weapon Contamination in Iraq

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | Shujaa and Fadhil, two young boys from Baghdad, were innocently playing near their home when tragedy struck. While disposing of garbage in an empty lot, an unexploded remnant of war detonated, leaving them injured.

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Afghanistan: Families struck by tragedy find financial stability and hope through microeconomic initiatives

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 06:30:00 +0200

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Article | Instead, they share stories of being able to find their ground, setting up successful small businesses with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), providing for their families, paying off debt, reinvesting in their businesse

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Colombia: ICRC calls for special agreements to be adopted as part of negotiations with armed groups

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | Despite the ongoing efforts to find a negotiated end to the armed conflicts, the humanitarian situation in Colombia continues to cause concern.

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Colombia: Humanitarian Report 2024

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | Throughout 2023, we supported communities who had been displaced and who, scared for their lives, took the only way out they had: leaving their homes and losing everything.

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The human cost of armed conflicts in Colombia

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | Throughout 2023, we supported communities who had been displaced and who, scared for their lives, took the only way out they had: leaving their homes and losing everything.

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Wars have limits that must be respected

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | Real-time reporting on bombing and people having to flee their homes has led many to believe that armed conflicts are so cruel that they break the very rules of what makes us human. But this is not true.

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The invisible consequences of explosive devices in Colombia

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | The presence or suspected presence of even a single device can confine an entire community for long periods or, at times, intermittently.

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Lost in a maze: the footprints left behind

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | In 2023, we documented 222 cases of people missing in connection with the armed conflicts and violence that occurred in that year.

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Worrying increase in violence against health in Colombia

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | During 2023, the National Medical Mission Board recorded 511 violent acts against health care through- out the country. Of these, 140 (27 per cent) were related to armed conflicts.

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Return to freedom: 44 years of neutral intermediation in Colombia

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | In 2023, 66 people were reunited with their loved ones thanks to our neutral intermediation. This figure, the highest in recent years, exceeds the 63 releases we facilitated in 2022.

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Colombia: Rights do not end behind bars

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | In addition, there is a shortage of prison staff, both security and technical-professional staff, and a lack of strategies aimed at their welfare and training.

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Colombia: Communities tell their stories

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | It is not only about rebuilding physical structures, but also about strengthening the foundations of the community. That is why we value diversity and inclusion as fundamental pillars of our work.

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Calls to action for Colombia in 2024

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | To state and non-state armed actorsWe call on armed actors to respect IHL, whether or not there are ceasefires or peace talks. Complying with these rules reduces the suffering caused by armed conflicts.

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The foundation for political agreements for peace lies in humanity: ICRC Vice President

Mon, 01 Apr 2024 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has recently highlighted the humanitarian perspectives of the escalating global geopolitical tensions at the t Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference in Hainan.

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Qatar supports ICRC operations in South Sudan

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | The main areas of assistance include helping the Sudanese refugees and South Sudanese returnees to restore/maintain contact with their loved ones, as well as improving their access to essential health care services, clean drinking water, household it

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DR Congo: More than 44,000 people receive emergency food aid as violence in eastern provinces intensifies

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 08:15:00 +0100

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News release | Kinshasa (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has provided food aid to over 44,000 newly arrived displaced people in camps around Goma, in Nor

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Visa Pour l'Image: Call for entries for the 2024 Humanitarian Visa d’or Award

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 17:30:00 +0100

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Article | From 28 March to 9 June 2024, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is inviting all professional photojournalists to take part in its photojournalism contest, the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or award.

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Georgia: Remains of 12 people missing in connection with 1992–93 armed conflict handed over to families

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | This was possible as part of the humanitarian Coordination Mechanism on Persons Unaccounted For in Connection with the Events of 1992–1993 Armed Conflict and After, involving Abkhaz and Georgian participants, operating with the ICRC's support since 2

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Haiti: ICRC activities in 2023

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | In the Republic of Haiti, in particular in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, the ICRC used its expertise to respond to the protection needs of people affected by armed violence.

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Ethiopia: People affected by conflict in Anfilo, Oromia region receive assistance.

Tue, 26 Mar 2024 07:15:00 +0100

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Article | "My husband was killed in the conflict.

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Myanmar: Displaced people set up small businesses, trade anxiety for smiles

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | Starting from early 2022, the ICRC team in Mandalay has been distributing food and other supplies. Moreover, the team also identified the need for a sustainable solution for displaced people to earn a livelihood and live with dignity.

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World Water Day: Bringing safe drinking water closer to conflict-affected families in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0100

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News release | The new water supply system, built by the villagers through a cash-for-work program, was a project implemented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in coordination with the local government.

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China: ICRC, Tsinghua University join hands to advance humanitarian awareness

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC's Regional Delegation for East Asia and Tsinghua University's School of Journalism and Communication joined forces on March 13, 2024 to advance communication, media engagement, and humanitarian awareness.

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Myanmar: Operational Facts and Figures 2023

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | A look at the measurable impact of our assistance in 2023.

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Autonomous weapons: ICRC submits recommendations to UN Secretary-General

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:30:00 +0100

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Report | By drawing the attention of States and the public to the unacceptable effects of certain weapons on combatants and civilians, the ICRC has helped to create the conditions for the development of the laws of war.

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Romania: the ICRC formalizes relationship with the Romanian government

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 16:30:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC has been present in Romania since the escalation of the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine in early 2022.

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Mozambique: ICRC operational response in 2023

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | While approximately 570,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) have now returned to their homes, mainly in Mocímboa da Praia, they have found abandoned villages lacking basic services, such as clean drinking water, access to healthcare and livelihood

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ICRC president: "Humanitarian action cannot be a substitute for the lack of political solutions"

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | Commissioner, Ministers, Excellencies, colleagues,From Gaza to Ukraine, Sudan, Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Committee of the Red Cross witnesses a global failure to protect civilians in armed conflict.States must urge

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ICRC Activities in Egypt: Facts & Figures 2023

Sun, 17 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | The Full Report Here In Egypt, the ICRC serves as a pivotal hub for coordinating and facilitating the organization’s operational responses in neighboring conflict-affected regions such as Gaza, Sudan, and other areas in the Middle East and Africa whe

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Burkina Faso: Working together with communities to build their resilience in the face of a protracted crisis

Fri, 15 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100

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News release | Statement by Patrick Youssef, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Director for Africa, following his visit to Burkina Faso

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Search Continues for People Missing in Connection with Armed Conflicts

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | The Coordination Mechanism, bringing together Georgian, South Ossetian and Russian participants, was established under the auspices and with the technical expertise of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2010 as a purely humanitari

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China: University of San Agustin garnered the championship in the 22nd IHL Moot Court for Asia-Pacific Region

Wed, 13 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0100

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Article | On March 9, 2024, the 22nd Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition for the Asia-Pacific Region, jointly organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC), concluded in Hong K

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Mozambique: ICRC calls on respect for civilians, ramps up support to Mozambique Red Cross response to a new wave of displacements in Cabo Delgado

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 12:45:00 +0100

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News release | "It is heartbreaking to see so many women and children traumatized and exhausted," said Catherine Gendre, the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Maputo.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: The forgotten people of North Kivu

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0100

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Report | The upsurge in armed conflict and other situations of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking a devastating humanitarian toll, especially in the east of the country. Read our report for an update.

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Cambodia: Women’s wheelchair basketball team display skill and hard work in Thailand

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | Cambodian women’s wheelchair basketball team celebrate their victory over the Laotian team at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia Oceania Zone Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Pakistan: ICRC conducts first-ever training for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

Mon, 11 Mar 2024 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | Recognizing this, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized a comprehensive five-day training entitled "Law of Armed Conflict at Sea" for 23 officers of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) from February 12–16, 2023.The Pa

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ICRC president travels to Qatar to discuss the situation in Israel-Gaza

Sun, 10 Mar 2024 19:45:00 +0100

News release | Mirjana Spoljaric met with Ismael Haniyëh, chair of Hamas' Political Bureau, and separately with authorities of the state of Qatar.The ICRC appeals for the urgent protection of all victims in the conflict and underscores the need for sustained humani

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A statement on Gaza and Israel from the president of the ICRC

Sat, 09 Mar 2024 08:45:00 +0100

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News release | This brutal war has ruptured any sense of a shared humanity.

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The inspiring journey of Chawan: From disability to inclusion

Fri, 08 Mar 2024 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | On this Women’s Day, we bring to you the story of Chawan Muhammed, a 33-year-old from Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She serves as an inspiration to her peers as she continues to support her family while relentlessly pursuing her passions.

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Syrian Women: Turning Challenges into Opportunities.

Fri, 08 Mar 2024 07:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Over the past thirteen years of conflict, Syrian women's lives were characterized by hardship, displacement, loss, and pain.

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Somalia: Red Cross begins Ramadan food deliveries for detainees

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 17:45:00 +0100

News release | “Ramadan support has become a tradition for the ICRC in Somalia and part of our efforts to ensure detainees receive humane and dignified treatment,” said Pascal Cuttat, the head of the ICRC in Somalia.

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Belgium: Concours Jean Pictet makes the next generation of IHL professionals shine.

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | Take the law out of the books.The Jean-Pictet Competition was conceived to address the gap of university competitions promoting IHL in a realistic way.

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ICRC at the 2024 European Humanitarian Forum

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | The European Humanitarian ForumThe Forum, co-organised by the European Commission (DG ECHO) and Belgium in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, takes place in a global context of sharply growing humanitarian needs, shrinking huma

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Belgium: International Humanitarian Law workshop for journalists

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | In today's world, journalists play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and awareness about conflicts and humanitarian crises.

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From China to the world: the journey of a solar lamp

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 06:15:00 +0100

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Video | Join us in a captivating journey with a solar lamp personified as a boy, from its birth in China, through distribution across the globe, and to its destination in communities worldwide, bringing light and hope to people in need.

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Focus on cyber operations that cause physical damage is not enough

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 02:00:00 +0100

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Statement | Ambassador Gafoor, Excellencies, Colleagues,Under your leadership, Chair, this working group has built significant agreement on ICT threats in the context of international security, including in situations of armed conflict.Delegations share a concer

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IHL contributes to the prevention of an arms race in outer space

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 17:15:00 +0100

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Statement | Mr Chair.As this is the first time that my delegation has taken the floor, let me, on behalf of the ICRC, thank you, Mr Chair, for your briefing this morning on the work of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE).The ICRC is grateful for this opportu

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ICRC Activities in Jordan: Facts & Figures 2023

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 09:15:00 +0100

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Report | The ICRC Delegation in Amman has been at the forefront of delivering essential support to the families of individuals missing due to the Syrian conflict.

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DR Congo: Civilians in the firing line as use of heavy weapons signals alarming new phase of armed conflict in the east

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | "What we are seeing now in eastern DRC is in many ways unprecedented and extremely worrying.

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ICRC: "Future generations must be protected from the serious risks posed by autonomous weapons"

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross - Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems - 4/8 March 2024, GenevaThe International Committee of the Red Cross (IC

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Cyber threats impacting the safety and dignity of civilians in conflict

Tue, 05 Mar 2024 18:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Excellencies, dear colleagues,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this session of the Open-Ended Working Group.As a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization, we hav

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Azerbaijan: Closure after 31 years of waiting, family received remains of missing loved one

Tue, 05 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0100

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Article | Handing over the remains of a missing person is the last crucial step of a complex process that involves collection of information on the missing person, search, recovery and forensic analysis of human remains.

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Philippines: Detainee reconnects with family through Red Cross messages, finds forgiveness and hope

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:15:00 +0100

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Article | Riva had been living a quiet life in a city north of Bacolod when her friends told her that they were planning to move to Manila to work as housekeepers.

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The 22nd International Committee of the Red Cross Essay Competition for East African Universities

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | QuestionFrom the 19th to 21st Centuries, there has been a drastic transformation in the means and methods of warfare due to advancements in technology. The rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) have always been reactive to new advancements.

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: Your questions answered about ICRC’s work

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | We report and debunk false and misleading information online about us and our work for people affected by the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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Georgia: ICRC’s psychological support helps family process the death of missing loved one

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | The eldest among four siblings, Malkhaz had joined the 222nd battalion of the 22nd Motorized Rifle Brigade on 21 December 1992 and left for Abkhazia on 4 July 1993.Sometime later though, the family was told by returning soldiers that Malkhaz had gone

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Cameroon: our action in 2023

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | Facts and figures about ICRC activities in Cameroon in 2023.

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Update of customary IHL database – February 2024

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | In February 2024, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Brazil and the Philippines.

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ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric: “The immense destruction and despair should not let us forget that wars have rules”

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:45:00 +0100

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Article | Speech given by Mirjana Spoljaric, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva.President, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,People living in armed conflicts are suffering beyond

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Azerbaijan: Activity highlights for 2023

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | We worked in close partnership with various government entities and our partners under the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In Karabakh, the ICRC continued support and assistance to those in need.

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Russia-Ukraine: Overview of the ICRC’s response two years after the escalation of the armed conflict

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | Since 24 February 2022, the International Committee of the Red Cross has posted over 900 staff throughout Ukraine to help communities build the strength and capacity to recover and with the aim of minimizing the conflict's current and future impacts.

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Mozambique: New Ibo advanced health care centre offers essential care to 41,000 people in Ibo and coastal areas

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 07:15:00 +0100

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News release | Refurbished by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in support of the Ministry of Health, the advanced care health centre (Type II) has in-patient rooms and an operating theatre, an upgrade and expansion of the reference health centre

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Cornelio Sommaruga, President of the ICRC 1987–1999

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:00:00 +0100

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Article | Cornelio Sommaruga, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross from 1987 to 1999, died in Geneva on Sunday 18 February 2024. He was 91.

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Remarks delivered by the Head of CTA Bureau at the United Nations Press briefing in Geneva.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:00:00 +0100

News release | Good morning.

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Ethiopia: Health facilities lack supplies amid ongoing violence. Civilians struggle to rebuild livelihoods

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:15:00 +0100

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News release | Efforts to rebuild livelihoods have been hampered by unexploded ordnance, difficult economic recovery, and severe drought.

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Afghanistan: Operational Facts and Figures – 2023

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | To help reduce these challenges, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) responded by providing critical assistance such as health care, emergency response, physical rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and restoring essen

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Nigeria: After six years, three siblings find their way home

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | Kaltum Suleiman is 16, has been displaced by conflict twice and wants to become a doctor."Or any job that serves people," she says.

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Sudan: 2023 Facts and Figures

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0100

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Report | The ICRC's work, independently or in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), includes promoting respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL), supporting hospitals and health facilities with equipment and supplies, working with

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Georgia: Relief and grief surge as remains of loved one are handed over after 30 years

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | Badri, then 32 years old, was a lieutenant of internal troops. Maia was left alone with one toddler and another child soon to be born.

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: 23,000 people reported missing

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | “Not knowing what happened to a loved one is excruciating, and this is the tragic reality for tens of thousands of families who live in a state of constant anguish.

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Israel: Concerns for civilians in northern Israel

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 14:00:00 +0100

Article | *Hebrew available here For more than four months, civilians in northern Israel have lived with increasing levels of violence and uncertainty.Tens of thousands of people have had to leave their homes, and are not yet able to safely return.We are deepl

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Haiti: Renewed call for protection of health services, humanitarian access and respect for the red cross emblem

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 18:15:00 +0100

Statement | Port-au-Prince (ICRC) – Ongoing violence in Haiti has shown how essential it is that medical aid reach the people who need it.

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Climate change affects everyone, but not equally

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 20:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Madam President, Excellencies,The International Committee of the Red Cross welcomes today's important debate on the impact of climate change and food insecurity on the maintenance of peace and security.Climate change affects everyone, but not equally

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ICRC remains extremely concerned about the lives and welfare of hostages in Gaza

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 16:00:00 +0100

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Statement | *Hebrew available here Hostage-taking is strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

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Gaza: Increased armed hostilities in Rafah pose disastrous risk to civilian lives and infrastructure

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | "In view of a military operation in densely populated Rafah, we renew our call on the parties to the conflict, and all who have influence on them, to spare and protect civilian lives and infrastructure," said Fabrizio Carboni, the ICRC's regional dir

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Ethiopia Bulletin, January - December 2023

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | During 2023, we sustained our efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection to affected people in Tigray region after the end of the two-year conflict in November 2022.

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Evaluation report: The Contribution of Prevention Work to ICRC Protection of Civilians Engagement

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 03:00:00 +0100

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Report | This is a short executive summary for the evaluation of the contribution of prevention work to ICRC protection of civilians engagement.

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The ICRC appeals for 2.1 billion Swiss francs for its operations in 2024

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing for 2.1 billion Swiss francs to help it bring humanitarian protection and assistance to millions of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in 2024.

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Armenia։ Facts and Figures - January to December 2023

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 09:30:00 +0100

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Report | We continued facilitating resilience-building programs in communities situated along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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TRAK transformation (2020-2022)

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0100

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Report | This is a summary of the final report for the evaluation of the Trends and Analysis Unit (TRAK) transformation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Philippines: Fulfilling our humanitarian mission in 2023

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 02:30:00 +0100

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Article | In around 100 countries including the Philippines, our goal is to protect vulnerable people while adhering to our fundamental principles—primarily that of humanity, but also neutrality, impartiality, independence—which we share with our Red Cross and

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Water for host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 10:45:00 +0100

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Report | The report underlines the learning generated by the program but also calls on local and international actors to recognize the specific needs and vulnerabilities of communities in the north of Jordan and the specific challenges linked to the provision

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North Kivu: Dozens of injured arrive in Goma during intense fighting

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 16:00:00 +0100

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News release | These clashes involve the armed forces of the DRC and their allies on the one side, and the 23 March Movement on the other.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to publications in English and French on international humanitarian law.

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Protecting lives and alleviating suffering: Annual report on activities in Venezuela in 2023

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 19:00:00 +0100

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Article | Day after day, in every community we reach, we come across something very valuable, a special trait we see in health-care workers, forensic personnel, community leaders, teachers and all the people we support: a determination to never give up.

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