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Israel and the occupied territories: Facts and Figures January to June 2023
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 12:30:00 +0200
Article | Through its permanent presence in Israel and the Occupied Territories (ILOT) since 1967, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working to alleviate the suffering of people impacted by conflict.Here is a snapshot of our activiti
Kenya Fatwa Council Chairman holds dialogue with ICRC Nairobi leadership
Fri, 29 Sep 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | In further solidifying relations with religious circles in Kenya, the Chairman of the Kenya Fatwa Council (KENFAT), Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Ahmad Badawi Jamalilayl Mwenye Baba visited the Nairobi Regional Delegation on 13 September.
Pakistan: Four decades of empowering people with disabilities
Thu, 28 Sep 2023 07:45:00 +0200
Article | With a mission to support and empower people with disabilities, the physical rehabilitation programme has reached 154,665 individuals in the past one decade helping them regain mobility and play an active role in society.The story of the physical reh
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Evacuating the wounded, delivering humanitarian relief
Wed, 27 Sep 2023 14:30:00 +0200
Article | At the same time in Armenia, services and accommodation are overstretched and struggling to accommodate over 100,000 people.
Restoring family links: the agony of separation and the joy of reunification
Wed, 27 Sep 2023 11:15:00 +0200
Article | Restoring family links: the agony of separation and the joy of reunification (Cairo, ICRC) Family separation can be one of the most difficult things a person can endure.
Mozambique: communities return to their areas of origin with urgent basic needs
Wed, 27 Sep 2023 09:00:00 +0200
Article | While about 834,000 people are still internally displaced, a total of 1 million people are extremely vulnerable due the impact of the conflict.
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2023
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 21:15:00 +0200
Statement | Excellencies,Ladies and gentlemen,I am pleased to join you today to mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – an important day for reflection but also for decision-making.The continued existence of nuclear weapons is o
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Civilian population, whether leaving or staying, must be protected
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 17:00:00 +0200
News release | The thousands of people now fleeing their homes, as well as anyone who does so in the future, must be shielded from harm.
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Ambulances, medical supplies being sent to assist victims of explosion
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 14:30:00 +0200
News release | Hundreds of burn victims of an explosion at a fuel depot are in urgent need of specialized medical care.
Remains of two people, considered missing in connection with 1992–93 armed conflict in Abkhazia, handed over to families
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 13:00:00 +0200
News release | This was possible within the framework of the 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
Cameroon: facts and figures from January to June 2023
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 12:00:00 +0200
Article | An overview of our activities in Cameroon from January to June 2023.
Japan: Japanese version of Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments toolkit launched
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 06:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC recently launched the Japanese version of the Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments toolkit.
Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War
Mon, 25 Sep 2023 13:00:00 +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.In accordance with the ICRC's regulations on access to its archives, the Agency Archives may have in
Burkina Faso: Relief for families of missing people
Mon, 25 Sep 2023 12:30:00 +0200
Article | "If I died now, I'd die happy," said Massa Ouattara, looking at his adult daughter Korotimi, who had been missing for more than ten years. Today they were reunited at the ICRC's delegation in Ouagadougou.
Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached
Mon, 25 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +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).
Afghanistan: Polio and physical challenge no match for this cricket star’s hard work
Sun, 24 Sep 2023 11:45:00 +0200
Article | Born in 1989 in Sorkh Rod district of Nangarhar province, Amirzai was only a toddler when his family fled to a neighbouring country along with thousands of others to escape the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Armenia/Azerbaijan Operational Update: 70 metric tons of humanitarian supplies cross the Lachin road; medical evacuations carried out
Sat, 23 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +0200
News release | Nearly 70 metric tons of humanitarian supplies crossed the Lachin road on Saturday 23 September on an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) convoy.
Operational update on Armenia/Azerbaijan: Evacuations of people wounded by weapons bolster humanitarian response
Fri, 22 Sep 2023 18:30:00 +0200
News release | Though a cease-fire was declared on September 20, the humanitarian consequences of the military escalation are still felt across the region.
20 Years of the EU Family Reunification Directive: Making Family Reunification a Reality
Thu, 21 Sep 2023 15:30:00 +0200
Statement | The EU Family Reunification Directive, aimed at enabling family members of non-EU nationals residing lawfully in the EU to join them, has set an important global precedent by allowing thousands of migrants to join their loved ones in Europe.
Buddhism in war: New book explores link between Buddhism and IHL
Wed, 20 Sep 2023 13:30:00 +0200
Article | The first major book on the intersection between Buddhist teachings and international humanitarian law (IHL) has been published today as a joint initiative by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and leading Buddhist scholars and pract
Liechtenstein: “Failure to act against climate change is not an option”
Wed, 20 Sep 2023 10:30:00 +0200
Article | Climate change and environmental degradation have a profound effect on vulnerable communities around the world.Following one and a half year of implementation of the ICRC's Climate and Environment Transition Fund (CETF), the roundtable wished to show
Azerbaijan/Armenia: ICRC calls for civilians to be protected
Tue, 19 Sep 2023 18:30:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC calls on all military authorities to take the necessary measures to ensure civilian life and civilian infrastructure is respected and protected at all times, in line with their obligations under international humanitarian law."We are ready t
Cluster munitions "We all have a responsibility to put an end to the scourge of these treacherous weapons"
Tue, 19 Sep 2023 16:00:00 +0200
Article | Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Since its entry into force, this Convention has protected countless civilians from the indiscriminate harm caused by cluster munitions.These munitions kill, maim and cause widespread human suffering for years after
Azerbaijan/Armenia: Humanitarian consensus allows ICRC to deliver humanitarian relief
Mon, 18 Sep 2023 05:30:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC brought shipments of wheat flour and essential medical items to people in need via the Lachin Corridor and the Aghdam road.
Chad/Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of 30 children previously detained in relation to conflict; ICRC president visits eastern Chad
Fri, 15 Sep 2023 17:30:00 +0200
News release | Ndjamena/Khartoum (ICRC) – Thirty children were released by the Sudanese Armed Forces on Friday in an operation facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Responding to urgent humanitarian needs in Amhara and other hard to reach areas in Ethiopia
Fri, 15 Sep 2023 13:30:00 +0200
Article | In Amhara, where clashes continue to take place, ambulance services have been severely disrupted while health facilities have become periodically isolated and even unreachable at times.
Dead bodies from natural disasters and conflict do not generally pose health risks, Red Cross and WHO say
Fri, 15 Sep 2023 09:45:00 +0200
News release | Ensuring dignity of dead bodies and emotional closure for surviving family is essential
Libya: Medicines, food, household items, body bags to be distributed to thousands of residents after ‘violent, brutal’ floods
Thu, 14 Sep 2023 12:15:00 +0200
News release | Medicines, food, body bags, first aid kits and household items from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be distributed to communities in Libya to assist the thousands of families in need after the devastating floods in the countr
Libya: People hit by devastating floods need your help
Wed, 13 Sep 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | Entire neighbourhoods were washed away by metres of water. While the total number of people affected is still not completely clear, hundreds are believed to have died, with many more missing and displaced from their homes.
Sudan: ICRC and SRCS launch a community kitchen in Al Fashir
Tue, 12 Sep 2023 16:30:00 +0200
News release | The project aims to provide food to 3,000 displaced people living in several schools in the city.The kitchen will serve two meals per day until the end of this month to address the needs of the most vulnerable communities.
Azerbaijan/Armenia: Your questions answered about ICRC’s work
Tue, 12 Sep 2023 14:00:00 +0200
Article | Question: Why and how does the ICRC operate in Armenia and Azerbaijan?The ICRC launched its activities across the region in 1992 in response to the humanitarian impact of the conflict in the region.
Students, teachers and schools should always be protected in armed conflict
Mon, 11 Sep 2023 11:45:00 +0200
Statement | Your excellencies, ladies, and gentlemenThe Protection of education during conflict is a core part of ICRC's work.International humanitarian law requires warring parties to refrain from attacking students, teachers, and their schools.Children are civ
ICRC to resize global footprint, maximizing reduced resources in era of declining aid budgets
Mon, 11 Sep 2023 11:00:00 +0200
News release | The 2024 initial forecast is a 13 percent decrease from the ICRC’s revised 2023 budget. ICRC delegations will face less capacity to assist those in need, given lower operational budgets and a reduction in personnel.
The 49th Florence Nightingale Medal Award Ceremony
Mon, 11 Sep 2023 08:30:00 +0200
Statement | Statement delivered by ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric at the 49th Florence Nightingale Medal Award Ceremony, Red Cross Society of China – Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
China: ICRC President concludes official visit to China
Fri, 08 Sep 2023 04:15:00 +0200
News release | Mirjana Spoljaric, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), concluded a four-day visit to China on Thursday.
There are 100 steps to peace; the first are humanitarian
Thu, 07 Sep 2023 15:15:00 +0200
Statement | ICRC President Guest Lecture at International Academy of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Suzhou University. Suzhou, China; 7 September 2023
South Sudan: Starford Int’l University wins national round of Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law
Thu, 07 Sep 2023 11:15:00 +0200
News release | Juba, South Sudan (ICRC) – Following a half-day contesting, Starford International University College won the championship of the 5th South Sudan International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition on Thursday, 7 September.
ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric: "When international humanitarian law is respected, lives are saved"
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 16:30:00 +0200
Statement | Speech of the president of the ICRC, Ms Mirjana Spoljaric on the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition marking the 160th anniversary of the ICRC and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Capital Library, Beijing – 6 September 2023.
Papua New Guinea: Finding closure after two decades of searching for a missing father
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 15:00:00 +0200
Article | Theonila Roka-Matbob's vivid recollection of her father's sudden disappearance and her journey of finding closure after two decades of search.
Azerbaijan: Overcoming trauma and learning to strum a new song of hope
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 14:30:00 +0200
Article | Maryam was part of the first group of Azerbaijani children repatriated from Iraq. She and her siblings were placed under the guardianship of her uncle's family.
JOINT AU-ICRC-OCHA SEMINAR ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (IHL) “PRESERVING HUMANITARIAN SPACE UNDER IHL”
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | The aim of the seminar was to reflect on contemporary challenges to humanitarian access and the applicability of IHL, highlight AU policy frameworks and guidelines on the thematic; exchange best practices and challenges in the facilitation of humanit
Your questions answered about ICRC's work in Sudan
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 09:00:00 +0200
Article | We understand the importance of accurate information, especially during challenging times.
China: Photo exhibition opens in Beijing to mark 160 years of humanitarian action
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +0200
Article | The 160 Years on the Side of Humanity photo exhibition was inaugurated today at the Capital Library in Beijing to mark the 160th founding anniversary of the ICRC and the birth of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Joint Press Release: Commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared; High Level Dialogue on Missing Migrants
Tue, 05 Sep 2023 08:45:00 +0200
News release | The opening was attended by the following high-level personalities who delivered compelling statements around the growing human tragedy of disappearances along migratory routes; H.E. Dr.
ICRC President begins first official visit to China
Mon, 04 Sep 2023 16:45:00 +0200
News release | Mirjana Spoljaric, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in Beijing today for her first official visit to China.
ICRC elects two new members to governing body
Mon, 04 Sep 2023 15:30:00 +0200
News release | They will take up their functions on 12 October. This brings the membership of the ICRC Assembly to 20.Valérie Robert is an experienced leader and coach in the Human Resources sector.
Iraq: Women of families of missing never stop searching, never stop living
Sun, 03 Sep 2023 09:45:00 +0200
Article | In 2016, hundreds of people in Saqlawiya district, in the governorate of Anbar in western Iraq, left the town to seek safety elsewhere, fleeing amid clashes and approaching bullets.
Bangladesh: Maiden round table on addressing and preventing sexual violence
Fri, 01 Sep 2023 09:15:00 +0200
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangladesh organized the first of its kind round table, "Preventing Sexual Violence is Everyone's Responsibility", on 10th July 2023 in Dhaka.
Somalia/Somaliland: Red Cross visits hundreds of detainees in Las Anod
Fri, 01 Sep 2023 06:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC has carried out its first visit to over 300 detainees in Las Anod on Thursday, August 31.
South Sudan: ICRC calls for more support to the families of missing persons on International Day of the Disappeared
Thu, 31 Aug 2023 16:15:00 +0200
Article | The families of the missing, representatives of government bodies and the civil society attended the event with the theme of "Together for the missing" held at the South Sudan Council of Churches ground.The families spoke about the suffering they end
Statement on the missing and dead by Daphnee Maret, Head of ICRC Delegation in Yemen
Wed, 30 Aug 2023 14:45:00 +0200
Article | “There are currently thousands of people who have gone missing because of the conflict in Yemen.
Iraq: For families of the missing, the pain remains even as the search for answers continues
Wed, 30 Aug 2023 09:00:00 +0200
News release | Baghdad (ICRC) – As the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, countless families in Iraq search and wait, for years sometimes decades, not knowing if their loved ones are dead or alive.
Sri Lanka: Time does not heal. Only answers do.
Wed, 30 Aug 2023 08:30:00 +0200
News release | Colombo (ICRC) – On the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC remembers the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are missing or separated from their families due to armed conflict, other situations of violence, disasters, hum
Myanmar: Over 11,000 conflict-affected people in Kachin receive clean water
Tue, 29 Aug 2023 16:00:00 +0200
Article | To improve access to clean water for the people living in remote and conflict-affected areas of Kachin, the ICRC has implemented four gravity flow water system projects over the last five years, benefiting 11,000 people.
The ICRC continues to assist the massive humanitarian needs in Afghanistan
Mon, 28 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0200
News release | An update on ICRC’s work in the country, from Afghanistan Head of Delegation Eloi Fillion: Just more than half of all Afghans need humanitarian assistance.
Afghanistan: Facts and Figures - January - June 2023
Thu, 24 Aug 2023 08:45:00 +0200
Article | By offering a wide range of services, from health care and emergency response to the physical rehabilitation of people with disabilities to repairing critical infrastructure such as water supply systems, we were able to deliver an effective response
Sudan: Over 9,000 displaced people in North Darfur receive essential items
Wed, 23 Aug 2023 07:30:00 +0200
News release | Wad Madani (ICRC) – This week, over 9,000 displaced people in Jokhii village, west of Al Fashir, the capital of North Darfur State, received essential household items from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sudanese Red Cresc
Though Haiti has dire security needs, it cannot overshadow people’s humanitarian needs
Tue, 22 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0200
Article | The article was originally published in the Miami Herald.This July marks two years since Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse was shot dead inside his home.
Syria: facts and figures in Jan-Jun 2023
Tue, 22 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0200
Report | Over a decade on, millions of people across Syria continue to bear the brunt of a conflict compounded by several crises.
Statement by the ICRC Vice-President Gilles Carbonnier at the Ninth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
Mon, 21 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0200
Statement | Ultimately, the positive impact of the ATT in peoples' daily lives – reducing suffering and preventing violations of IHL and human rights - relies on the treaty being applied in good faith, in accordance with its humanitarian purpose.
Philippines: Nurse serves conflict-affected communities in Syria and South Sudan
Sat, 19 Aug 2023 08:45:00 +0200
Article | What she saw broke her heart – several tired women were huddled together, their faces rife with anxiety as they held their sleeping babies. Some of the older children played, while others sat quietly soaking in their new setting.
Operational update on ICRC’s work across the Lachin Corridor
Fri, 18 Aug 2023 13:30:00 +0200
Article | The assistance the ICRC has provided between December 2022 and August 2023 includes:• More than 700 people in need of medical care have been evacuated across the Lachin Corridor by ICRC teams, including 41 people earlier this month.• Facilitating the
Niger: More than 130,000 people supported by the Red Cross in one month
Thu, 17 Aug 2023 09:00:00 +0200
News release | Armed conflict and other violence are continuing to ravage the lives of millions in Niger, with nearly one person in five already in need of humanitarian aid.
Operational Update on Ethiopia: Hospitals in Amhara receive lifesaving medical supplies
Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0200
News release | Patients wounded in ongoing violence and those facing other life-threatening conditions in Amhara region are receiving urgent and lifesaving medical care in health facilities supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Ethiop
Myanmar: ICRC supports released detainees to reunite with their families
Tue, 15 Aug 2023 07:45:00 +0200
Article | Through the Safe Return Home programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Myanmar supports released detainees to reach home in a safe and dignified way.
Hundreds of Sudanese families separated by armed conflict finally back in touch
Mon, 14 Aug 2023 10:45:00 +0200
News release | Since the beginning of July, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross of Chad have organized more than 1,500 phone calls for Sudanese refugees who lost contact with their families when they fled to Chad.
Sudan: Facts & Figures April to August 2023
Mon, 14 Aug 2023 09:15:00 +0200
Azerbaijan: Activity highlights for January–June 2023
Fri, 11 Aug 2023 14:00:00 +0200
Legal factsheet | We also worked hard to raise awareness of the danger of landmines and unexploded ordnance and our teams delivered messages on potential risk and safer behaviour to more than 4,800 people exposed to contaminated areas.
Sudan: Essential food assistance delivered to 1,500 displaced people fleeing from Khartoum
Fri, 11 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0200
News release | Due to the ongoing fighting in Khartoum, a large number of people have been forced to leave their homes and seek shelter in Al Jazeera state and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the living conditions for these displaced people are extremely dire.
DR Congo: Displaced people and host communities struggle to obtain essentials in North Kivu
Thu, 10 Aug 2023 12:30:00 +0200
News release | Kinshasa (ICRC) – Since the start of 2023, an escalation in the fighting between armed groups in North Kivu province has displaced some 600,000 people.
Myanmar: Displaced families find safe space in new sustainable homes
Wed, 09 Aug 2023 08:00:00 +0200
Article | In late 2022, the ICRC constructed 63 homes for families who relocated to Hka Garan Yang village in Sumprabum township and the Sadung Na Sar resettlement site in Waingmaw township.
Chair’s Summary Report of State Expert Meeting on IHL: Protecting the Natural Environment in Armed Conflict
Tue, 08 Aug 2023 18:00:00 +0200
Publication | International humanitarian law (IHL) contains a range of obligations that set legal limits on the damage that warring parties can inflict on the environment.
Azerbaijan: Microeconomic initiative supports small businesses and long-standing dreams
Mon, 07 Aug 2023 13:45:00 +0200
Article | Svetlana, who lives in Borsunlu village in Tartar region of Azerbaijan, bought the sewing tools in November 2022 with the help of a cash assistance that she received as part of a microeconomic initiative project of the International Committee of the
Remembering Hiroshima: Should it ever be the future of humanity?
Sun, 06 Aug 2023 05:30:00 +0200
Article | An ICRC youth volunteer meets an atomic bomb survivor from Hiroshima, Japan. He calls for a total nuke ban 78 years after the nuclear weapon was dropped on the Japanese city.
Peru: Filling the hole left by missing people in Oronccoy
Fri, 04 Aug 2023 19:15:00 +0200
Article | In Oronccoy, Ayacucho, the remains of 31 missing people have been handed over to their loved ones.
Nigeria: Red Cross Volunteers help families separated by conflict
Thu, 03 Aug 2023 05:00:00 +0200
Article | Years of displacement have separated thousands of families in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno. For those who have returned to their homes of origin, search for their loved ones never stops.
Moldova: Children share their hopes and fears for the future
Wed, 02 Aug 2023 16:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC team in the Republic of Moldova organized psychosocial support sessions for local children and those who had fled the conflict in Ukraine, with the support of the Bender branch of the Moldova Red Cross Society.
Venezuela: strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities and structures
Tue, 01 Aug 2023 20:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC provides humanitarian protection and assistance to people affected by armed violence in the country. During the first half of 2023, we worked to strengthen the capacities and knowledge of people in vulnerable situations.
Pakistan: Training journalists on fact-checking in a humanitarian crisis
Tue, 01 Aug 2023 12:30:00 +0200
Article | Factual and responsible reporting by the media can help affected communities cope better by enhancing their knowledge, connecting them with first responders, highlighting their needs and providing access to authorities.
NPT States Parties must make urgent progress on implementing their obligations and commitments
Mon, 31 Jul 2023 11:45:00 +0200
Statement | Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,This Preparatory Committee marks the start of a new review cycle for the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), one where concrete progress towards nuclear disarmament is needed more than ever.The world is facing growing te
Food security in times of armed conflict: What you need to know
Mon, 31 Jul 2023 05:30:00 +0200
Article | During armed conflict, the civilian population cannot survive for long without food and water. ICRC legal expert Abby Zeith explains what international humanitarian law (IHL) has to say on food security in times of armed conflict.
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Medical patient arrested during transfer through Lachin Corridor
Sat, 29 Jul 2023 08:00:00 +0200
News release | On Saturday, during a humanitarian transfer by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) of 15 medical patients through the Lachin Corridor, one patient was arrested.
Bangladesh: 14th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2023 — Call for Registration
Tue, 25 Jul 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC, in partnership with the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), will organize the 14th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, Bangladesh national rounds, from 5 to 7 October 2023 at the IUB.
Panama: Forensic support for host communities in Darien
Tue, 25 Jul 2023 13:15:00 +0200
Article | Darien, Panama. In the first six months of 2023, more than 200,000 people crossed the Darien Gap, a jungle that lies between Colombia and Panama; more than 60 migrants died in the attempt.
Azerbaijan/Armenia: Sides must reach “humanitarian consensus” to ease suffering
Tue, 25 Jul 2023 11:30:00 +0200
News release | Despite persistent efforts, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is not currently able to bring humanitarian assistance to the civilian population through the Lachin corridor or through any other routes, including Aghdam.
Bangladesh: Over 227,000 patients received life-saving medical assistance thanks to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s support
Mon, 24 Jul 2023 15:00:00 +0200
News release | Thanks to this agreement, the ICRC, along with its Bangladesh Red Crescent Society partners, contributed to the growth of the Emergency Department, while increasing the skillset of its medical professionals.
The rise of artificial intelligence requires a human-centred approach in conflict zones
Mon, 24 Jul 2023 14:30:00 +0200
Article | What is your message to states and other parties looking to use AI and new technology for military purposes?
Ethiopian Bulletin, January - June 2023
Mon, 24 Jul 2023 13:00:00 +0200
Publication | More than ever, we feel the need to stay close to those communities which most need our support.
Pakistan: Experts propose recommendations to protect civilians in cyberspace
Fri, 21 Jul 2023 11:45:00 +0200
Article | This discussion was held under the banner of the Diplomacy, Law and Policy (DLP) Forum which brings together academia, industry experts, lawmakers and policy professionals on topics intersecting with conflict and international humanitarian law, inclu
Georgia: Remains of 13 people missing in connection with 1992–93 armed conflict handed over to families
Thu, 20 Jul 2023 08:45:00 +0200
Article | This was possible within the framework 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 su
Resilience amidst immense loss and suffering: The first six months of 2023 in photos
Thu, 20 Jul 2023 07:15:00 +0200
Article | Amid significant humanitarian challenges in the past six months, we have remained a steadfast neutral actor, offering vital support and urging all parties involved to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law.
What we do for detainees
Tue, 18 Jul 2023 08:00:00 +0200
Article | We visit detainees during armed conflicts and other situations of violence for a very simple reason: humanity.
Afghanistan: Children are the main victims of unexploded and abandoned weapons
Tue, 18 Jul 2023 07:30:00 +0200
Article | In Afghanistan, though the fighting has decreased, people’s lives continue to be disrupted because efforts to clear the landmines and other unexploded weapons have not been entirely successful.
Living in the shadow of armed violence
Mon, 17 Jul 2023 14:15:00 +0200
Article | In 2022, Brazil's homicide rate rose to 23.4 people for every 100,000. That's 47,508 murders.
Sudan: Urgent humanitarian response needed as fighting enters fourth month
Fri, 14 Jul 2023 14:45:00 +0200
News release | As the fighting in Sudan enters its fourth month, people in Khartoum, Darfur, and other areas are living in dire conditions with very little access to health care, water, and electricity as food prices surge across the country.
Mozambique: Displaced families living in Montepuez resettlements places improve food production with ICRC support
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 12:15:00 +0200
Article | According to the communities, most of them residing in resettlement centers in Montepuez, they planted the seeds provided by the ICRC, with 93.3% planting Maize seeds, 90.8% planting bean seeds and 49.3% planting kale.Marcelina fled from her village
Logistics related claim: Help us improve our Logistics (supply chain) processes
Wed, 12 Jul 2023 10:30:00 +0200
Publication | ICRC's Logistics related claim is a tool to evaluate the logistics processes to identify risks and opportunities for continual improvement.Logistics related claim is about the concerns related to product, product quality, process, communication probl
ICRC statement on transport of unauthorised goods across the Lachin corridor
Tue, 11 Jul 2023 12:00:00 +0200
News release | “The ICRC is aware of concerns raised about the transport of unauthorised goods across the Lachin Corridor and does not support any such activity. No unauthorized material has been found in any vehicle belonging to ICRC.
Gaza: A resuscitated Al-Shifa Emergency Department breathes new life into patient care
Sun, 09 Jul 2023 15:30:00 +0200
Article | Each round of armed hostilities puts additional stress on essential services, including healthcare. These cycles of violence create increased strain on Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which receives a high number of wounded individuals during hostilities.