International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

Descriptive text is not available for this image

International Committee of the Red Cross

Malaysia: Football tournament for detainees builds excitement and solidarity

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | In December 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped Sungai Buloh Prison organise its annual football tournament, marking the ICRC's first time supporting the tournament.

Full Story

HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Article | The HELP course (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.

Full Story

Sudan: Facts & figures for 2019

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Highlights of our work in Sudan in 2019.

Full Story

Nigeria: Facts and figures for 2019

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2019.

Full Story

Joint Statement by the Office of OSESGY and ICRC on the outcomes on the third meeting of the Prisoners Exchange

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Delegates representing the parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed on a detailed plan to complete the first official large-scale exchange of prisoners since the beginning of the conflict.

Full Story

Trace the Face: Reuniting families

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | "I remembered his eyes. It was difficult to recognize him in the photograph they showed me because he had grown.

Full Story

Transitional justice: States should include issue of missing persons and their families in the process

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | As delivered by Mr.

Full Story

Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Tripoli (ICRC) – Civilians in Libya are suffering deeply from a war that is hitting neighborhoods, health facilities and schools.

Full Story

India: Experts from 19 countries discuss challenges to peacekeeping operations and IHL

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Video | The ICRC regional delegation for India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives, in collaboration with the Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in New Delhi, organised an International Workshop on Contemporary Dilemmas and Challenges to UN Peacekeeping Operati

Full Story

Central African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Following a number of security incidents that have endangered its personnel and its operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been obliged to suspend the movements of its teams and to drastically reduce its humanitarian oper

Full Story

Somalia: Facts and figures for 2019

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Highlights of our work in Somalia in 2019

Full Story

Ethiopia: ICRC engages federal prison technical staffs in prison design

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Technical staff from different federal prisons discussed a holistic approach to the preparation of prison design at a two-day workshop conducted in Addis Ababa.

Full Story

Principles of international humanitarian law (distinction, proportionality) have direct bearing on cyber operations

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the Open-Ended Working Group a second time during this session.In the first substantive session of

Full Story

Norms for responsible State behavior on cyber operations should build on international law

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the second substantive session of the “Open-ended working group on developments in the field of inf

Full Story

Reversing commitment to anti-personnel mine ban endangers civilian lives

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | More than 60 million civilians today still live with the daily fear of landmines and explosive remnants of war. The re-introduction of anti-personnel mines into any military's arsenal has the potential to escalate this threat.

Full Story

Restoring livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia's Somali Region

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The Red Cross has launched a program aimed at helping people affected by ethnic violence.

Full Story

Ready-to-use workshops

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | How can universities present the humanitarian challenges of today in their courses on international law and relations, political science and humanitarian work?

Full Story

Sexual violence in Nigeria – Lives abandoned in the name of survival

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article

Full Story

Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 07:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Today, these communities face yet another threat: locusts.Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing their worst locust outbreak in decades. Millions of locusts are moving from community to community, devouring hundreds of kilometres of vegetation.

Full Story

South African scholar wins inaugural prize for African research on the rules of war

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | South African scholar Dr Orly Maya Stern was awarded the first-ever International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Africa Prize for her book on the increasingly active role women play in war.

Full Story

Ethiopia: ICRC engages with police officers on international human rights standards on policing

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Thirty-five police officers enhanced their knowledge of international human rights standards and humanitarian principles on policing.

Full Story

Syria: A spike in civilian casualties, mass displacement in country’s northwest

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Geneva (ICRC) – Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in northwest Syria have spiked in the first weeks of 2020, killing scores of people and forcing more than 150,000 to flee their homes in January alone.

Full Story

Further discovery of human remains believed to be missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The recent recovery of remains of people in Al-Muthanna Governorate, Samawa district, in southern Iraq, thought to have gone missing during the Iraq-Kuwait conflict offers hope to relatives still waiting for answers.

Full Story

Burkina Faso: Escalating violence cause for concern at the ICRC

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In response to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, the ICRC moved to scale up its presence in the country from 1 January this year, transforming its mission into a full-scale delegation and opening two new offices in Djib

Full Story

IHL: a primer for House of Commons staff

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | International Humanitarian Law... in three hours. An impossible feat, some would say.

Full Story

Philippines: Standing with people affected by armed conflict

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Infographic | Long-running conflicts in the Philippines continued to pose challenges to civilians.From a lack of resources to displacement to anxiety about their future, civilians often bore the brunt of armed conflicts between government forces and non-state arme

Full Story

Ethiopia: New physical rehabilitation center goes operational in Jigjiga

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | A physical rehabilitation centre which was built in Jigjiga town, Somali Region, with technical and material support of the ICRC was inaugurated.

Full Story

AU Peace and Security Council receives brief on the humanitarian situation in Africa by ICRC President

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | The African Union Peace and Security Council was briefed on the humanitarian situation in Africa by Peter Maurer.

Full Story

Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for kitchen sets A

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:30:00 +0100

Article | Bidders who are interested will find below attached the tender documents with specifications.Bidders who are interested and need more information can also contact the official address mentioned below to obtain tender documents with specificationsGuil

Full Story

The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Publication | The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On report provides an update to the ICRC's 2016 report Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice: A Stocktaking Exercise.

Full Story

Ethiopia: Putting humanitarian needs first in 2019

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In 2019, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by conflict and violence in Ethiopia.

Full Story

ICRC Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Speaks at Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Video | The ICRC's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Christine Cipolla, was in Delhi to attend the Raisina Dialogue and meet a number of diplomats, academicians, humanitarian and development sector professionals.

Full Story

The ICRC in World War Two: The Holocaust

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | 27 January is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. For the ICRC, it also marks a failure, the failure to help and protect the millions of people who were exterminated in the death camps.

Full Story

ICRC to continue teaching laws of war to Sudanese Armed Forces

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | 22 January 2020 (Khartoum) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 22 January 2020 renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to the ICRC's support to the SAF for the teaching and int

Full Story

VENEZUELA: 365 days of humanitarian action

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | 2019 was a very busy year for us. We expanded our activities in Venezuela, helping more than 300,000 people throughout the country.

Full Story

Red Cross helps Sudanese refugee restore links with her separated relatives

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Red Cross helps Sudanese refugee restore links with her separated relatives

Full Story

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

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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.

Full Story

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

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Addis Ababa: ICRC president urges more respect of IHL by AU member states for effective “Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020”

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | ICRC President Peter Maurer calls on African states to strengthen their respect of international humanitarian law.

Full Story

Afghanistan: Inside Kandahar’s busiest medical facility, and the positive impact entrenched by ICRC

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Imagine a medical facility with high traffic of 300 inbound patients each day, where the number of doctors and staff are disproportionate to the volume of patients.

Full Story

Yemen: August to September 2019 ICRC activities

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report | ICRC activities from August to September 2019 in Yemen

Full Story

Yemen: January to September 2019 ICRC activities

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report | ICRC activities from January to September 2019 in Yemen

Full Story

Israeli and Palestinian millennials are ‘most pessimistic’ on prospects for peace

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | What makes Israeli and Palestinian millennials think the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “will never end”?

Full Story

Majority of millennials see catastrophic war as real possibility, and believe there should be limits

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Millennials see catastrophic war as a real likelihood in their lifetime. In fact, most millennials surveyed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) believe it is more likely than not that a nuclear attack will occur in the next decade.

Full Story

Millennials think World War Three is likely in their lifetime

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0100

News release | Almost half of all millennials think it is more likely than not there will be a third world war in their lifetime, a new Red Cross survey finds.

Full Story

Traditional birth attendants in north-east Nigeria: “Without them, we would be doomed!”

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Story by Nadera Zohra BouazzaFamata Hassan has a tragic relationship with childbirth. Her daughter was pregnant when she was forced to flee the conflict in north-east Nigeria.

Full Story

Youth volunteers turn communicators for #RedCross #RedCrescent

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Thirty-four youth volunteers from different branches of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) gathered for a two-day intensive training workshop to enhance their knowledge and skills on communication and international humanitarian law (IHL).

Full Story

Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for multi-purpose 45m2 polycotton tents

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC and IOM are performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for multi-purpose 45m2 polycotton tents, valid for three years.Bidders who are interested will find below attached the tender documents with specifications.Bidders

Full Story

Ethiopia-Somalia: Climate change and violence trap millions in near-constant crisis

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Addis Ababa (ICRC) – Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are trapped in near-constant crisis as the combination of droughts, floods, and violence force people from their homes and erode already-fragile livelihoods, International Committee of the

Full Story

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: ICRC activities in December 2019

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Since its presence in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2002, the ICRC has been engaged in a number of projects and activities in collaboration with the DPRK Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) and government authorities.

Full Story

UN Charter and IHL complement each other to reduce suffering and preserve dignity

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | As delivered by Mr. Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you, Mr. President, for convening this important and timely discussion.Mr.

Full Story

Somalia: Buzzing trade helps restore self-reliance

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | In the wake of persistent drought followed by torrential rains against a backdrop of frequent fighting and violence, beekeeping in Somalia is helping families regain self-reliance.

Full Story

Sudan: ICRC helps 7,800 injured and displaced people affected by violence in West Darfur

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Khartoum – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is distributing Essential Household Items (EHIs) to those affected by the violence which began on 28 December 2019, around El Geneina, West Darfur, causing several deaths, injuries, and d

Full Story

Syria: Alarming humanitarian situation in the northwest

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned by the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria.

Full Story

South Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The ICRC facilitated the release and transport to Juba of 23 persons – including 11 children – previously held in Central Equatoria, in relation to the conflict in South Sudan.

Full Story

Malaysia: Military lawyers delve deeper into law of armed conflict at sea

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The Centre for Military and International Humanitarian Law (COMIHL) organized a regional course on the law of armed conflict at sea for military lawyers in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Full Story

Yemen: 6 Saudi detainees repatriated to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC facilitated the repatriation of six Saudi detainees from Yemen to Saudi Arabia following an agreement between the Saudi authorities and Ansarullah

Full Story

Yemen: ICRC activities from June to July 2019

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report

Full Story

Yemen: April to May 2019 ICRC activities

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report

Full Story

YEMEN January 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report

Full Story

Yemen: February to March 2019 ICRC activities

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report

Full Story

Support project for emergency department of Pyongyang Medical College Hospital

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 06:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The project brief elaborates on the short- and long-term support that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) provides to the Emergency Department at Pyongyang Med

Full Story

Bangladesh: First-ever wheelchair basketball tournament fosters social inclusion

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Athletes with disabilities were full of enthusiasm and sportsmanship as they participated in the recently-held wheelchair basketball tournament at Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).

Full Story

Bangladesh: Regional experts mull over challenges in IHL implementation

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Bangladesh National IHL Committee (NIHLC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently joined hands to organize a meeting in Dhaka for the National IHL Committees of Asia.

Full Story

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Water supply and habitat projects

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 04:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Since 2013, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working on water supply in peri-urban areas.Launched in different years, the four ongoing projects mainly involve construction with locally available materials and are in differ

Full Story

Gaza: A mother struggles to cope with life with three sick children

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Samira Abdul Aziz, 41, from Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, fears she will miss the opportunity to see her children grow up and graduate from university.

Full Story

African Union : IPSS and ICRC sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance partnership

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) on 17 December 2019, at the IPSS Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The agreement was signed by Dr.

Full Story

African Union Chairperson assures ICRC of strengthened partnership

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, accepted the letter of credentials of Mr. Bruce Mokaya Orina, incoming Head of the ICRC delegation to the African Union, on 5 December 2019, at the AU Headquarters.H.E. Mr.

Full Story

Democratic Republic of the Congo: hundreds of people in dire situation after military operations in South Kivu

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Geneva/Kinshasa (ICRC) – When the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced, on 8 December, that they had captured a group of over 1,800 people in the Kalehe highlands, comprising members of the National Congress for Democratic R

Full Story

ICRC and Grundfos sign partnership for operational impact

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | On December 17, 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Grundfos, one of the world's top pump – and water solutions providers, officially signed an agreement that will gather their technological and humanitarian expertise around

Full Story

Turkey’s first lady and Turkish Red Crescent Society President visit Red Cross/Red Crescent Museum in Geneva

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 18:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Geneva (ICRC) - Turkey's first lady along with the president of the Turkish Red Crescent Society toured the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum the same week Geneva hosted the Global Refugee Forum, a gathering of leaders tackling the issu

Full Story

Update of customary IHL database – December 2019

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In December 2019, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Djibouti.

Full Story

Gaza: corn on the corniche

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | “From poverty arises creativity.”Those were the words of Fadi al-Omari as he talked about the small cafeteria he had set up on Gaza’s corniche, the Strip’s seaside promenade.

Full Story

Principled humanitarian action relies on trust

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 21:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | As delivered by Mr.

Full Story

Moscow: 100 commanders attend biggest seminar in the world on rules of war

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Video | From 7 to 12 October 2019, 100 high-ranking officers, from over 70 countries, came together in Moscow, Russia, to participate in the biggest seminar in the world on rules of war.

Full Story

Red Cross Red Crescent Conference: Over 160 States gather to address world's most pressing humanitarian issues

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) - Representatives from 168 States joined 187 Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, at the International Conference in Geneva which closed today.

Full Story

Winners of young humanitarian writers competition 2019 announced

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Kuala Lumpur (ICRC) – Six pieces of humanitarian reporting have been selected as winning entries for the Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2019.

Full Story

Explosive weapons in populated areas, opening remarks by Peter Maurer at the 33rd international conference side event

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | "The use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area in populated areas is a major cause of civilian harm.

Full Story

Experts' workshop report on IHL and Islamic Law in contemporary armed conflicts

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Report | This report is the result of a two-day workshop for experts on international humanitarian law (IHL) and Islamic law that was held in Geneva, at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on 29 and 30 October 2018.Experts

Full Story

ICRC, ERCS distribute emergency assistance to 2,615 displaced households in North Ethiopia

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | ICRC, ERCS distribute emergency assistance to 2,615 displaced households in North Ethiopia

Full Story

Nuclear weapons: An appeal for humanity

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Seventy four years after the world witnessed the unspeakable suffering caused by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons are still in existence, many on hair-trigger alert, ready to be launched within minutes.

Full Story

Study provides insight on health staff practices revolving reporting gunshot wounds

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Study provides insight on whether health staff are obligated to report gunshot wounds

Full Story

International conference opening: ICRC president address

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues and friends,Welcome to the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, a unique platform for our Movement and the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to come together

Full Story

Cyclone Idai: Facts and figures

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Infographic | Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira in the central region of Mozambique on 14 March 2019. The Cyclone continued through Mozambique impacting neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Full Story

Islamic and humanitarian law experts discuss preservation of human dignity in armed conflict

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Cairo (Al-Azhar, ICRC) – Experts in Islamic studies and international humanitarian law participated in a two-day workshop during which they addressed and exchanged views on specific issues that abound because of protracted conflicts.The workshop, ent

Full Story

Promoting International Humanitarian Law among Rwandan law students

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Rwanda held its fourth Annual National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in October.

Full Story

South Sudan: 29 people suffering gunshot wounds from clashes evacuated by air to Juba

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Twenty-nine people suffering gunshot wounds from intercommunal clashes in Western Lakes State have been evacuated by the ICRC by air to Juba for further medical care.

Full Story

Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the implementation of international humanitarian law: Guiding principles

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:30:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Fact sheet describing the role that National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies can play with regard to the national implementation of international humanitarian law.

Full Story

Daily life in Gaza

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | With a message that comes straight from the heart, Mohammed Abu Kamil is devoted to educating the community on how to deal with persons with disabilities.

Full Story

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons.

Full Story

Mozambique: Armed violence exacerbates suffering in cyclone aftermath

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the area in April

Full Story

Nepal: Driven by wheels of passion

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | A week-long training in wheelchair basketball was recently organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross in collaboration with the Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association (NSCISA) in Kathmandu.

Full Story

2008 Convention on cluster munitions – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a response to the suffering caused by cluster munitions, which have killed and injured many thousands of civilians in countries where they have been used.

Full Story

1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects applies two general customary rules of international humanitarian law to speci

Full Story

1972 Convention on the Prohibition of Biological weapons

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction is one of the instruments of international law aimed at reducing the suffering caused by war.

Full Story

1993 Chemical Weapons Convention – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction belongs to the category of instruments of international law that prohibit weapons deemed particularly abhorrent.

Full Story

Implementing International Humanitarian Law: From law to action

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Fact sheet explaining what it means to implement international humanitarian law at the national level, whose responsibility it is to do so, what general measures must be adopted and how this can be done.

Full Story

1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or APMBC) is part of the international response to the widespread suffering c

Full Story

1954 Convention on the protection of cultural property - Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Factsheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in the 1954 Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Protocols (First and Second).

Full Story