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International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC: "The humanitarian tragedy of missing persons urgently requires a more determined international response"

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Madame Chair,Thank you for convening a meeting on this important topic and for inviting the ICRC to speak.Staggering numbers of people are going missing in today's conflicts.

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South Sudan: ICRC delivers assistance to communities fleeing the conflict in Sudan

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:45:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Since the conflict in Sudan started in April 2023, more than 650,000 people have fled to neighboring South Sudan. Tens of thousands of them have sought refuge in Boro Medina, a city in Western Bahr-el-Ghazal State.

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The Geneva Conventions insist: Every human life is equally worth protection

Tue, 11 Jun 2024 17:30:00 +0200

Statement | Excellencies, ministers, colleaguesI have two calls today: First both the letter and the spirit of the Geneva Conventions must be faithfully implemented.

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ICRC and Swiss Embassy in Kuwait host film screening and discussion to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:15:00 +0200

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News release | The screening featured a short film outlining the origins of the Geneva Conventions, examples of their successful application, and their continued relevance in the face of ongoing and emerging challenges.

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Torture and ill treatment: The ICRC's position and commitment

Tue, 11 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is dedicated to preventing and addressing torture and all other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading, or humiliating treatment in armed conflict and other situations of violence.

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/IOM/GVA24/00043 - 3-year Frame Agreement - Synthetic Blanket

Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +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/IOM/GVA24/00043) to establish a new 3-year Framework Agreement for Synthetic Blanket.Please find all pertinent infor

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Bangladesh: Safe sludge disposal improves health of people in Teknaf Municipality

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

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Article | In Teknaf Municipality, where around 30,000 residents live, the lack of safe sanitary solutions had created a cycle of health hazards and environmental degradation especially following the influx of people from Rakhine escaping violence in 2017.

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

Thu, 06 Jun 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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African Union: AU, ICRC, and WFP Join Forces in Exhibition Highlighting Humanitarian Action in Africa

Wed, 05 Jun 2024 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | The exhibition served as a platform to share the ICRC's extensive work in providing humanitarian protection and assistance to victims of war and armed violence across Africa.

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Pakistan: The Humanitarian Podcast on the power of volunteerism

Wed, 05 Jun 2024 13:45:00 +0200

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Video | The fourth episode of "The Humanitarian Podcast", features Misbah Mushtaq, assistant director of the Youth and Volunteer programme at Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC).

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Mongolia: Advanced training session on international humanitarian law organized to strengthen regional expertise

Wed, 05 Jun 2024 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC and the MRCS co-hosted the 2024 Asia-Pacific Advanced Session on International Humanitarian Law from June 1 to June 5, 2024, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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A Call to Humanity: Reflecting on the 75th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

Tue, 04 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +0200

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Article | On 5th June, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Belgian Red Cross and the Belgian EU Presidency, organised a high-level event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and to explore their enduring legacy.The high-level pa

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Council of the EU calls for better protection in humanitarian aid

Tue, 04 Jun 2024 15:30:00 +0200

Article | The Council of the EU recently approved Council conclusions on protection in humanitarian settings to help reduce the lack of protection of people affected by conflicts and violence and the constraints faced by humanitarian actors, including related

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DR Congo: The ICRC suspends food aid for displaced people in Kanyabayonga

Tue, 04 Jun 2024 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | "We were able to distribute food to 29,046 people out of the 58,000 we sought to help.

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Arms transfers to parties to armed conflict: what the law says

Mon, 03 Jun 2024 09:15:00 +0200

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Article | To prevent the devastating harm that results from the widespread availability and misuse of weapons, upholding respect for IHL and promoting responsible action and restraint in the international arms trade remain pressing humanitarian imperatives.

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ICRC President: "We must adopt a human-centered approach to the development and use of new technologies"

Sat, 01 Jun 2024 11:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Speech given by Mirjana Spoljaric, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Shangri-La Dialogue, Special Session 5: AI, Cyber Defence and Future Warfare – 1 June 2024, Singapore.

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Qatar Fund for Development and ICRC Successfully Conclude Humanitarian Project in Libya

Thu, 30 May 2024 14:15:00 +0200

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Article | In the wake of the devastating floods in the city of Derna, the project’s scope was swiftly adapted to enhance the emergency response efforts.

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Pakistan: Strengthening law enforcement capacities in Balochistan

Thu, 30 May 2024 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | In a landmark initiative aimed at bolstering law enforcement capacities in the conflict-affected province of Balochistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Pakistan and the University of Balochistan in Quetta partnered to conduct

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Job vacancies in Gaza - ILOT

Thu, 30 May 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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Searching for people missing in connection with the 1992–1993 armed conflict in Abkhazia

Wed, 29 May 2024 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | Besides an update on the progress made since the last meeting, held in December 2023, the discussions emphasized the need to search for additional information on possible burial sites and the ongoing challenges related to the identification process m

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Embassy of Canada and ICRC Conclude Insightful Alumni Discussion on Humanitarian Efforts to Mark World Red Cross Day

Wed, 29 May 2024 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | The event, marking World Red Cross Day and the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, featured Mamadou Sow, the ICRC’s Regional Head of Delegation for the GCC, who shared personal insights and experiences from the frontlines working in the human

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Media competition on “the relevance of the International Humanitarian Law in contemporary armed conflicts”

Wed, 29 May 2024 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | Launched as part of the International Committee of the Red Cross's activities marking the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, this media competition of best report on International Humanitarian Law is an opportunity for journalists in Dhaka t

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Ethiopia: Thousands of people unable to access healthcare services after upsurge in violence

Wed, 29 May 2024 08:15:00 +0200

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Article | The conflict in Amhara region, which began in August 2023, has disrupted the provision of healthcare and attempts to resupply medicines and medical supplies have become difficult.

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75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions – “The one set of rules we all agree on”

Tue, 28 May 2024 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, providing an opportunity to reflect on their fundamental role in protecting people affected by armed conflict.

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China: Participants discuss how international humanitarian law fosters peace

Tue, 28 May 2024 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | On May 25, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Jilin University jointly organised a seminar titled “75 Years of the Four 1949 Geneva Conventions: International Humanitarian Law and Peace” in Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

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Myanmar: A repairperson fixing her life and helping others

Mon, 27 May 2024 09:15:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Watching Ma San San Maw at work as a repairperson, tightening screws and fixing prostheses and orthoses for people with disabilities, can be quite interesting.

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Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

Mon, 27 May 2024 09:15:00 +0200

Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.The maximum number of requests that our staff can deal with has been reached (Learn more).

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Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War

Mon, 27 May 2024 09:15:00 +0200

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Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.In accordance with the ICRC's regulations on access to its archives, the Agency Archives may have in

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Syria: Facts and figures 2023

Sun, 26 May 2024 11:30:00 +0200

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Report | Over a decade on, millions of people across Syria continue to bear the brunt of a conflict compounded by several crises.

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Yemen: 113 detainees released with the support of the ICRC

Sun, 26 May 2024 08:45:00 +0200

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News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports the unilateral release of 113 detainees in Sana's.

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UNSCR 2730 is an urgent and timely reminder of parties’ obligations to respect and protect humanitarian personnel

Fri, 24 May 2024 16:15:00 +0200

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News release | This obligation is a duty for parties to a conflict and a collective responsibility of all states to uphold that rule; states must also ensure respect for international humanitarian law as a whole.Just as the civilian population is paying an increasi

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Poland: Essay competition on potential impact of disinformation and hate speech in armed conflict is launched

Fri, 24 May 2024 12:00:00 +0200

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Article | In an event designed to mark the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, graduate students in Poland are being invited to participate in an essay competition about the effect disinformation and hate speech have on people experiencing conflict.

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Peru: Projects that transform life in prison

Wed, 22 May 2024 17:15:00 +0200

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Article | A variety of projects have been developed to improve the lives of people deprived of their liberty in Peru.

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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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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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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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El Salvador: Humanitarian Report 2024

Tue, 23 Apr 2024 01:30:00 +0200

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Article | In adherence to our fundamental principles, we continued working in 2023 to protect the lives and dignity of individuals deprived of liberty, families of missing persons, people in mobility, and communities. Learn more in our 2024 activity report.

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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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Costa Rica: Humanitarian Report 2024

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:00:00 +0200

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Article | We collaborate closely with the Costa Rican government to promote the implementation, development, and respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and applicable international standards for law enforcement.

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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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Strengthening our support for families of missing people in Peru

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

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Article | For the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), helping families search for missing people is of vital importance, both to assist the people who are directly affected by the situation and mitigate the broader effects of missing people on soc

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Guatemala editorial: "Recognizing and ensuring the rights of missing people and their families: putting right a wrong from the past"

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:45:00 +0200

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Article | By Karim Khallaayoun, head of the ICRC's mission in GuatemalaWhen someone disappears, the life of their family and community is turned upside down, never to be the same again.

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Guatemala: Humanitarian Report 2024

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:30:00 +0200

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Article | Identifying the needs of families of missing persons enables us to develop tailored solutions that empower them to continue their tireless search for their loved ones. Learn more in our 2024 activity report.

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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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Honduras: Humanitarian Report 2024

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 18:00:00 +0200

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Article | In Honduras, humanitarian needs persist. Protecting the lives and dignity of migrants, internally displaced persons, families of missing persons, individuals deprived of liberty, and communities is our mission. Learn more in our 2024 activity report.

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El Salvador Editorial: "Protecting humanitarian action: A shared commitment"

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 22:30:00 +0200

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Article | By Karim Khallaayoun, head of the ICRC's mission in El SalvadorIn 2023, millions of people around the world faced a complex situation resulting from natural disasters, migration and poverty, but also from armed conflicts and other situations of viole

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Honduras Editorial: "a decade of promoting humanity in detention"

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 19:30:00 +0200

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Article | By Guela Sekhniachvili, head of the ICRC's mission in HondurasHumanity should know no bounds.

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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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