International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
Debunking harmful narratives about our work in Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories
Thu, 07 Dec 2023 16:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC calls on parties to the conflict, and all those posting and sharing information online and off-line about the conflict, to de-escalate hateful and inflammatory rhetoric at large, both against people on both sides and against the ICRC, and to
Afghanistan: Facing an uncertain economic future and persistent unemployment
Thu, 07 Dec 2023 09:30:00 +0100
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.
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.
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
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.
Rare gesture as former Lopiding patient visits ICRC
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:45:00 +0100
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.
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.
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
News release | President Spoljaric will call for the protection of civilians in Gaza and respect for the laws of war.
IRAQ: People with Disabilities in Iraq Reborn with Football
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 14:15:00 +0100
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
Israel and the occupied territories: Suffering for civilians continues as hostilities resume
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 11:00:00 +0100
News release | "A very high number of civilians have been killed and maimed, including thousands of children.
Philippines: 19 AFP lawyers trained to apply the rules of war while providing legal advice
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:15:00 +0100
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.
KAMPALA: Prisons Conference Ends with Goodwill for Proper Maintenance of Correctional Facilities
Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:15:00 +0100
Article | These remarks, made by ACSA Principal Officer, Dr.
Ethiopia: The Community Outreach Programme addressing stigma against victim/survivors of sexual violence
Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:00:00 +0100
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.
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
Advancing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Progress Report from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 14:45:00 +0100
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
Humanitarian access: What the law says
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:30:00 +0100
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.
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
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.
Evaluation of Access to Essential Services Programme in Brazil
Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:30:00 +0100
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.
Summary of the Evaluation of the ICRC’s Response to COVID-19
Fri, 24 Nov 2023 07:15:00 +0100
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.
Preserving humanity in times of conflict demands strict abidance by constraints on conventional weapons
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:45:00 +0100
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.
"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
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
Sudan: Brutal, targeted attacks on civilians must stop
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 09:45:00 +0100
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.
ICRC president in Qatar to urge progress to alleviate humanitarian crisis
Mon, 20 Nov 2023 18:00:00 +0100
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.
Frequently asked questions on ICRC and the hostages held in Gaza
Mon, 20 Nov 2023 11:00:00 +0100
Article | From 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.
Somalia: Dozens rescued from dangers of rising flood waters in conflict areas
Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:00:00 +0100
News release | Nairobi (ICRC) – Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in recent weeks as floods continue to ravage towns in Somalia.
DR Congo: “If you’ve come all this way, it means we haven’t been forgotten”
Tue, 14 Nov 2023 11:45:00 +0100
News release | Today, exhaustion, anger and desperation are gaining ground in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Myanmar: Defying the odds with skill and tenacity
Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:00:00 +0100
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.
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.
Evaluation of National Society Development Initiative in Yemen
Mon, 13 Nov 2023 05:30:00 +0100
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.
Papua New Guinea: 65-year-old goes back to school to inspire change in community
Mon, 13 Nov 2023 03:30:00 +0100
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.
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
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.
Come through the screen – see the reality of war in Colombia
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 08:00:00 +0100
Article | No less than seven non-international armed conflicts are jeopardizing the survival of rural, indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia.
Myanmar: Chasing a dream despite physical challenges
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 07:45:00 +0100
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).
Myanmar: ICRC helps families trace and connect with missing loved ones
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 07:00:00 +0100
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.
World Internt Conference in China: use of digital technology for humanitarian work and the challenges
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 01:30:00 +0100
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.
ICRC president tells Gaza forum: civilians must be protected, hostages must be released unharmed
Thu, 09 Nov 2023 13:45:00 +0100
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.
Myanmar: Hpa-An Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre marks 20 years
Thu, 09 Nov 2023 08:45:00 +0100
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.
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
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.
Seoul: State Representatives Discuss Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities to International Humanitarian Law
Wed, 08 Nov 2023 07:45:00 +0100
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
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.
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.
Israel and the Occupied Territories: ICRC’ Response to Humanitarian Needs Generated by Recent Outbreak of Hostilities
Tue, 07 Nov 2023 13:30:00 +0100
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.
Operational Update: Herat Earthquake’s One-month
Tue, 07 Nov 2023 10:30:00 +0100
Article | More than 3,000 homes were reduced to rubble and hundreds of families are reported to have been displaced to Herat City.
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.
The protection of hospitals during armed conflicts: What the law says
Thu, 02 Nov 2023 13:45:00 +0100
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
Artificial intelligence and humanitarianism at Chatham House event
Thu, 02 Nov 2023 12:15:00 +0100
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,
Care amid conflict: Stories of four Florence Nightingale Medal 2023 recipients
Wed, 01 Nov 2023 11:00:00 +0100
Article | We spoke to four of the 2023 recipients of the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal about what makes an exceptional nurse.
Nairobi: Senior military officers from over 60 countries meet to discuss laws of war
Wed, 01 Nov 2023 09:00:00 +0100
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
Pakistan: Book published on Islamic response to addressing sexual violence during war
Tue, 31 Oct 2023 12:00:00 +0100
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
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.
The critical importance of neutrality: A humanitarian perspective into a multipolar world
Tue, 31 Oct 2023 08:00:00 +0100
Article | Keynote Speech by Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross, 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum, 31 October 2023.
A humanitarian perspective on military AI
Tue, 31 Oct 2023 07:45:00 +0100
Article | Article by Neil Davison, ICRC Senior Scientific and Policy Adviser, submitted in advance of the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of 64 detainees
Mon, 30 Oct 2023 19:15:00 +0100
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.
Libya: ICRC Activities from January to June 2023
Mon, 30 Oct 2023 13:00:00 +0100
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.
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.
Tanzania : Physical Rehabilitation Program ends an impressive 11-year partnership with CCBRT
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:15:00 +0200
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
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
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
Women’s participation in international peace and security: From theory to practice
Wed, 25 Oct 2023 16:15:00 +0200
Statement | Mr.
Myanmar: ICRC raises awareness as rainy season poses higher risk of explosive devices
Wed, 25 Oct 2023 11:30:00 +0200
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
Support relationships in armed conflicts & ensuring respect for IHL
Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:00:00 +0200
Report | While high-level objectives were difficult to identify progress against, achievements were evident according to the preparatory steps and intended initial outcomes.
No-one left behind – ensuring respect for those who died in Karabakh
Tue, 24 Oct 2023 13:00:00 +0200
Republic of Korea: Handong Global University wins the championship at the 15th IHL Moot Court Competition
Tue, 24 Oct 2023 07:45:00 +0200
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.
Bangladesh: Law students test their understanding of IHL at annual moot court
Tue, 24 Oct 2023 06:45:00 +0200
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.
מידע מסייע לישראלים
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 14:30:00 +0200
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.
Thailand: ICRC and Thammasat University screen film, host discussion on IHL
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 08:00:00 +0200
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.
Myanmar: Some days are too much to bear, says woman displaced in Kayin State
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 06:00:00 +0200
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.
China: Afghan wheelchair basketballers break boundaries through sports
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 02:45:00 +0200
Article | Wheelchair basketball was the inaugural event at the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China.
Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC helps in the release of hostages in Gaza
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 21:00:00 +0200
News release | Geneva (ICRC)—The release of two hostages in Gaza today is a sliver of hope.
Information for people affected by the conflict in Israel
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 15:45:00 +0200
Article | Read this page in HebrewWe are aware that some individuals are impersonating the ICRC and asking for personal information from families of the hostages and missing people.Please note that we are currently not contacting families over the phone to ask
Information for people affected by the conflict in Gaza and the West Bank
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 15:00:00 +0200
Article | Please find here: the Arabic versionWe are aware access to electricity is a challenge and affected people in Gaza might not be able to see this, but we are hoping that family members living outside the occupied territories can and will relay any info
Update of customary IHL database – October 2023
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 12:30:00 +0200
Article | In October 2023, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Peru and South Africa.
Libya: ICRC Flood Response (October)
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 12:00:00 +0200
Article | Derna, Sousa, Taknes, Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Massah, and Gandula Shahat were particularly hard-hit by the storm.
Belgium: past and future of the Bruges colloquium on IHL.
Thu, 19 Oct 2023 18:15:00 +0200
Article | Since 1999, the month of October has seen IHL experts and practitioners gather in Bruges to take part in a two-days discussion on the most pressing IHL themes.
Karabakh - On the ground with the ICRC one month on
Thu, 19 Oct 2023 15:45:00 +0200
Protecting Civilians Against Digital Threats During Armed Conflict
Thu, 19 Oct 2023 10:00:00 +0200
Report | Final report of the ICRC’s Global Advisory Board on Digital Threats During Armed Conflicts.
National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) funding announcement 2023
Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:15:00 +0200
Article | The National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) is a pooled funding mechanism, run jointly by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The NSIA provides flexib
עובדות ושאלות בנושא פעילות הוועד הבינלאומי של הצלב האדום בקשר למצב בישראל ובעזה מאז ה-7 באוקטובר 2023
Tue, 17 Oct 2023 16:30:00 +0200
Article | החל מה-7 באוקטובר, מה הייתה תגובת החירום של ה-ICRC?• הדיווחים על אנשים שנחטפו או נישבו מדאיגים ומכאיבים מאוד.
Assistance provided by the ICRC in Luhansk, January – December 2022
Tue, 17 Oct 2023 15:00:00 +0200
Article | From January to December 2022, our colleagues in Luhansk helped restore basic infrastructure, assisted hospitals, delivered food and essential items to the population, and raised awareness of mine dangers.For more information, please see the attached
Armenia: Photo exhibition presents stories of missing people and disrupted lives
Tue, 17 Oct 2023 13:45:00 +0200
Myanmar: Paving the road to sustainable livelihoods
Tue, 17 Oct 2023 07:00:00 +0200
Article | Our teams in Myanmar distributed seed, farm tools and fertilizers to over 92,728 people from January to June 2023.
Chad: Surviving against all odds
Mon, 16 Oct 2023 14:45:00 +0200
Article | Eleonore Abena Kyeiwaa ASOMANI is Communications Officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross. In her own words, she looks back on her mission to eastern Chad in July 2023.
“My father’s absence was a source of endless pain”: Forensic identification helps families of the missing
Mon, 16 Oct 2023 13:45:00 +0200
Article | "My father's absence was a source of endless pain for my family, especially for Mama. She'd witnessed his last minutes, but had to run away and never knew what happened to his body ...
Breaking barriers for persons with disability in Ethiopia
Mon, 16 Oct 2023 09:00:00 +0200
Article | It is commonly thought that people with physical disabilities cannot perform effectively in the workplace. Social isolation and discrimination have limited their employment opportunities and thus organizations are losing out on qualified talent.
Joint Statement from Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the IFRC and Robert Mardini, Director General of the ICRC, on the escalation of hostilities in Israel and Gaza.
Sat, 14 Oct 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | Nothing can justify the horrific loss of civilian lives in Israel last weekend. Our hearts go out to people who lost family members or are anxiously awaiting news about their missing loved ones, which they should receive without delay.
Frequently asked questions on ICRC’s work in Israel and the occupied territories
Fri, 13 Oct 2023 16:45:00 +0200
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).
Israel and the occupied territories: Evacuation order of Gaza triggers catastrophic humanitarian consequences
Fri, 13 Oct 2023 11:00:00 +0200
News release | Nothing can justify the horrific attacks Israel suffered last weekend. Our hearts go out to people who lost family members or are worried sick about loved ones taken hostage.
Sudan: Six months into the conflict vast humanitarian needs remain unmet
Fri, 13 Oct 2023 09:30:00 +0200
News release | A statement from Patrick Youssef, ICRC’s regional director for Africa
The international community must restore the vision of disarmament as a crucial path towards sustainable peace and security
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 15:00:00 +0200
Statement | Mr Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the First Committee.Earlier this year, the Secretary-General of the United Nations released his policy brief ‘
Israel and the occupied territories: Hospitals risk turning into morgues without electricity; hostages must be released immediately
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 08:30:00 +0200
News release | A statement from Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Death of Jeanne Egger: emblematic figure of the ICRC
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 16:30:00 +0200
Article | Jeanne Egger put all her humanity, conviction and determination into her assignments for the ICRC and the Swiss Red Cross. She worked in the now Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cyprus and Burundi, and she helped to create the Rwandan Red Cross.
South Sudan: Mental health and psychosocial support helps grow hope
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 15:45:00 +0200
Article | His new status came with challenges. He could not get any sort of employment, and this threatened his livelihood. People in his community started discriminating against him."The way communities look at us is very terrible.
Haiti: ICRC to expand humanitarian efforts in response to rising violence
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 14:00:00 +0200
News release | Extreme levels of armed violence in Haiti are preventing an increasing number of people from accessing essential services like health care.
Israel and the occupied territories: Targeting civilians leads to further spirals of violence and hatred
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 11:15:00 +0200
News release | The recent violence in Israel and Gaza is at a level we have not seen in many years and has the potential to escalate dramatically, causing even more pain and anguish on all sides.
Israel and the occupied territories: People caught in rising violence need help
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 10:15:00 +0200
Article | At this crucial turning point, we have urged all parties to the conflict to take every possible step to prevent civilians and civilian objects from further harm.It is estimated that more than 180,000 people have been displaced within the Gaza Strip d
Global Advisory Board on digital threats during conflict
Mon, 09 Oct 2023 20:15:00 +0200
Article | Between 2021-2023, the ICRC convened a high-level advisory board to advise the organization and develop concrete recommendations on the legal and policy challenges to protect civilians from cyber threats and other digital risks during armed conflict.
Philippines: Agusan del Norte residents rebuild lives after armed conflict
Mon, 09 Oct 2023 10:30:00 +0200
Article | But the living conditions were a challenge. Their dilapidated, makeshift homes provided inadequate protection against heat or rain.
Annual Review 2022: ICRC Activities in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Mon, 09 Oct 2023 10:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries works to promote and ensure respect for the rules of war and facilitates the ICRC's operations worldwide through dialogue with government, civil society, and military and diplomatic officials.
Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC calls for immediate protection of civilians after horrific violence
Sat, 07 Oct 2023 15:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC calls on all parties to respect their legal obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL). Civilians and health-care workers must be respected and protected at all times.
Nigeria: Psychosocial support sessions help people overcome traumatic experiences
Fri, 06 Oct 2023 15:15:00 +0200
Article | Maryam Sale, a 60-year-old grandmother from Gwoza town, was cooking some soup when she heard gunshots.