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International Committee of the Red Cross

Armenia: Waiting to recover health and reunite with husband

Wed, 22 May 2024 10:15:00 +0200

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ICRC President: "People caught in armed conflict need actions, not words"

Tue, 21 May 2024 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | Check against deliveryMr President,Thank you for inviting me to address the Council on this important topic.In 1999, when former ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga briefed this body, he spoke of 20 active conflicts.

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/GVA24/00038 - 3-year Frame Agreement - Multi-purpose Tent 45m2

Fri, 17 May 2024 22:45:00 +0200

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/GVA24/00038) to establish a new 3-year Framework Agreement for Multi-purpose Tent 45m2.Please find all pertinent inf

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Republic of Korea: ICRC and KOICA sign agreement to help people affected by armed conflict and violence

Fri, 17 May 2024 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 14 May 2024.

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Ukraine: As fighting intensifies around Kharkiv, ICRC increases support for displaced people

Thu, 16 May 2024 14:15:00 +0200

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News release | While many of the 8,000 people reported to have left have found refuge with host families and relatives, civilians from the border areas continue to arrive at collective shelters in Kharkiv city.The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/GVA24/00002 - 3-year Frame Agreement – WHO-approved Mosquito Net LLIN 190x180x150cm 230H

Wed, 15 May 2024 15:00:00 +0200

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/GVA24/00002) to establish a 3-year Framework Agreement for WHO-approved Mosquito Net LLIN 190x180x150cm 230H.Please

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Counting the dead 2020–2021: A new report on the migrants dying on Europe’s borders

Wed, 15 May 2024 11:30:00 +0200

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Report | This report is an updated version of the original Counting the Dead report, published in 2022, which covered the period from 2014 to 2019.

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Red Cross opens new 60-bed field hospital in Gaza

Tue, 14 May 2024 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 12 Red Cross National Societies (or their branch) are combining efforts to open a field hospital in Rafah, Gaza, to help address the overwhelming medical needs emanating from the

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Double jeopardy – during and after conflict: The human cost of weapon contamination in Asia-Pacific

Mon, 13 May 2024 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | We bring to you stories from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Philippines, of people who give a name and face to the human cost of weapon contamination in the Asia-Pacific region.

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China: ICRC Director General's visit reflects growing engagement with China

Sat, 11 May 2024 06:45:00 +0200

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News release | The Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pierre Krähenbühl, concluded a 3-day visit to China on May 9, 2024.

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Myanmar: One priceless phone call keeps hope alive

Fri, 10 May 2024 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Restoring Family Links (RFL) service of the ICRC helps trace missing and separated family members. They took Daw Be Be's request and started the search for her grandson.

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African Union, ICRC Roundtable Seeks Innovative Tech Solutions for Landmine Clearance in Africa

Thu, 09 May 2024 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | The roundtable brought together representatives from 8 high-risk African Member States alongside countries with successful demining programs. Operational demining actors such as UNMAS also participated.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Key Facts and Figures from 7 October 2023 to 30 April 2024

Wed, 08 May 2024 13:00:00 +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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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2024: Keeping humanity alive!

Wed, 08 May 2024 10:00:00 +0200

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News release | BAGHDAD, May 8, 2024 – In a world inundated by conflict, disasters, and unprecedented challenges preserving humanity becomes our beacon of hope.

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Message on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2024

Tue, 07 May 2024 14:30:00 +0200

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Article | On 8 May, we commemorate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, and celebrate local to global humanitarian action.

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Gaza: ICRC calls for protection of civilians while hoping for an agreement amidst evacuations, military operations and negotiations

Tue, 07 May 2024 13:00:00 +0200

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News release | As instructions to evacuate certain areas in Rafah were issued on Monday by Israel, the ICRC reiterates that all must be done to spare civilian lives, and to ensure they have access to the basic necessities for life, including food, water, and medica

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Evaluation report: Community Contact Centers

Mon, 06 May 2024 10:00:00 +0200

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Report | This is an executive summary of the Evaluation of the Community Contact Centers (CCCs).

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Healing hidden wounds: Surviving armed violence in Burkina Faso

Mon, 06 May 2024 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | Portraits of survivors of armed violence in Burkina Faso.

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Statement by ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric to the 'Vienna Conference on Autonomous Weapon Systems 2024: Humanity at the Crossroads'

Fri, 03 May 2024 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | We cannot ignore the allegations of use of autonomous weapons in current conflicts.

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Sudan: Two ICRC drivers killed by gunmen

Thu, 02 May 2024 20:45:00 +0200

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News release | The team was on its way back from Layba to assess the humanitarian situation of communities affected by armed violence in the region when the incident occurred."We are in deep mourning for our dear colleagues.

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Brazil: the ICRC takes part in G20 event on disinformation and hate speech

Thu, 02 May 2024 19:00:00 +0200

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News release | On 30 April, Rizk took part in workshops with G20 engagement groups and in closed meetings with international organizations, think tanks and civil society players.

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Friedrich Born, the Red Cross worker who saved thousands in Hungary during WWII

Thu, 02 May 2024 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | Friedrich Born, a delegate from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Budapest from May 1944 to March 1945, spared no effort to save Jewish lives during the turbulent months near the end of World War II.

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Job vacancies in Gaza - ILOT

Tue, 30 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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Surgical learning hub and global network

Mon, 29 Apr 2024 12:30:00 +0200

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Azerbaijan: Joy turns into mourning as landmine claims lives

Fri, 26 Apr 2024 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | © Aida Aliyeva/ICRC"It was the eve of the Novruz holiday. Around late afternoon my son and his cousin went to visit our home village after more than 30 years. But a joyous occasion turned tragic for all of us and changed our lives.

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Mexico and Central America: Humanitarian Report 2024

Wed, 24 Apr 2024 19:30:00 +0200

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Article | As a neutral, impartial, and independent humanitarian organization, we collaborate closely with the National Red Cross Societies in the region, as well as with authorities and individuals affected by violence.Our work focuses on protecting the lives

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Kenya, Djibouti, Tanzania: Newsletter 2023

Wed, 24 Apr 2024 09:45:00 +0200

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Publication | In 2023, the ICRC Nairobi Regional Delegation worked extensively to promote knowledge and respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and cultivate acceptance for humanitarian norms and principles among religious leaders, academic circles, and o

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Gender equality is a marker of peace and security

Tue, 23 Apr 2024 21:15:00 +0200

Statement | Excellencies, colleagues,Sexual violence in conflict is not an isolated occurrence.

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Algeria: ICRC president meets with Algerian authorities

Tue, 23 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0200

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News release | During her visit, the ICRC president met with the minister of foreign affairs and with the president of the Algerian Red Crescent, Ibtissem Hamlaoui.Discussions focused on strengthening cooperation between the Algerian government and the ICRC.

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ICRC president: "We are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect civilians in armed conflicts"

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 15:45:00 +0200

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Statement | "Today, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Gaza, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen, we are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect civilians in armed conflicts" says ICRC's president Mirjana Splojaric.

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Keeping the Dreams Alive: Supporting Children in Northeast Nigeria

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | When family members go missing due to armed conflict, they leave behind relatives who live in a shadow of uncertainty.

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Safeguarding Essential Services: Addressing Indirect Effects of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 07:15:00 +0200

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Report | In October 2023, the ICRC organized a meeting of experts to discuss how to implement the commitments outlined in the Political Declaration.

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Haiti: Influx of wounded patients exacerbates needs in hospitals

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 16:00:00 +0200

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News release | Some health facilities in the worst-hit areas are working under severe pressure due to increase in the number of patients and several others have been forced to close their doors due to insecurity.

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Mexico and Central America: The ICRC calls on states to step up and coordinate efforts to protect people affected by armed violence

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0200

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News release | Mexico City (ICRC).

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Mexico editorial "The face of violence is changing, but human need is ever-present"

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 23:45:00 +0200

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Article | By Miguel Ramírez, head of operations of the ICRC in MexicoDiana Gutiérrez's mother Adulfa is 81 years old and disappeared on 13 September 2016 in the State of Mexico. Her daughter and other relatives have been searching for her ever since.

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México: Humanitarian Report 2024

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:30:00 +0200

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Article | The violence in Mexico is deep, complex, and constantly evolving, yet humanitarian needs persist.

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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 2024 Opinion Paper - How is the term "Armed Conflict" defined in international humanitarian law?

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

Article | The legal classification of armed conflict – determining whether a situation of violence is an international armed conflict (IAC) or a non-international armed conflict (NIAC) under international humanitarian law (IHL) – is key for understanding what

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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: Displaced mother set up small business, trades uncertainty for hope.

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

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Article | “We heard gunshots everywhere. Women and children were crying all around. My husband was out for his fishing business when this started.

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As conflict drags on, daily routine helps Sudanese women escape horrors of war

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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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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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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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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Panama: Humanitarian Report 2024

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 15:45:00 +0100

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Publication | In close collaboration with the Panamanian Red Cross, we work to provide a humanitarian response to migrants after their journey through the Darien region. Learn more in our 2024 activity report.

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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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