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International Committee of the Red Cross

TPNW entry into force marks the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,Today is the day we have been waiting for.

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Op Ed: Nuclear weapons are finally outlawed; next step is disarmament

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | Robert Mardini about the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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A date to remember: the banning of Nuclear Weapons in 2021

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:45:00 +0100

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Article | The date 22 January marks a victory for humanity, the day the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons enters into force, the day that the world’s most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons will finally be banned at the global level.

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100

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News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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A future free of nuclear weapons is not only imaginable, it is also achievable

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100

Statement | As delivered by Ms. Véronique Christory, Senior Arms Control Adviser, ICRC New YorkDear all,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is honored to join this important event.Tomorrow, January 22nd marks a historic victory for humanity.

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Webinar: International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), World Federation of Publ

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Key findings on supporting and strengthening work with relatives of missing persons

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:45:00 +0100

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Article | Participants explored the ways of supporting and strengthening the work with relatives of missing persons and identifying best practices, later presented in a report issued by the ICRC summarizing key findings and conclusions.This unique opportunity

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Why does the Nuclear Ban Treaty matter?

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has entered into force as the first instrument of international humanitarian law to mitigate the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of using and testing nuclear weapons.T

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 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.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina: 25 years after the end of the conflict COVID-19 brings additional uncertainty for the families of the missing

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:45:00 +0100

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Article | Bosnia-Herzegovina has been harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was in a strict lockdown for several months, and later on, the society had to adapt to the mid and long-term consequences of the pandemic.

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Papua New Guinea: Two midwives passionately work to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:00:00 +0100

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Article | Joanne's work with rural health facilities brought her face to face with the realities of maternal and infant mortality. The ghastly experiences sunk deep within her.

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Model declarations under article 2 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100

Publication | Model Article 2 declaration for States that have never owned, possessed or controlled nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices.Model Article 2 declaration for States that owned, possessed or controlled nucelar weapons or nuclear explosive devices

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Looking ahead – the ICRC policy agenda in the UK and Ireland in 2021

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | Conflict in a time of Covid-19The pandemic has stopped many aspects of life, but it has not stopped conflict, despite UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' repeated calls for a global ceasefire last year.The UK and Ireland are both embarking on unpr

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Civilians trapped by conflict in Mali and Niger

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | The start of 2021 has been particularly deadly for people in the region of Liptako Gourma, which straddles the borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. The ICRC is assessing humanitarian needs and is continuing to support those most in need of help.

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Yemen: An indiscriminate airport attack means many families are in mourning

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0100

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News release | A statement from Dominik Stillhart, director of ICRC operations, after a visit to Yemen following the deaths late last month of three ICRC staff in an explosion at Aden’s airport.

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The remains of 20 persons identified and returned to their families after 30 years

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Today, in the context of the 50th Tripartite Commission (TC) meeting, the cases of 20 missing persons and Prisoners of War (PoW) from the 1990-1991 Gulf War were formally closed, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICR

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Physical Rehabilitation programme in the DPRK

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Free medical care and sustainable solutionsOf the three PRCs in the DPRK, two – Songrim and Rakrang centres – are supported by the ICRC, thus bridging the needs for physical rehabilitation services in the country.

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Facts and Figures: ICRC Activities in the DPRK - 2020

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict preventive measures imposed by authorities during 2020, majority of our programmes have been put on hold. A reduced presence of ICRC international staff in the country has been an additional factor.

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We need your help to rid the world of nuclear weapons

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak despises war.

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Honduras: Seeking Durable Solutions for People Displaced by Violence

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:15:00 +0100

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Article | By Karim Khaallayoun, Head of Mission of the ICRC in HondurasGeneralised violence is the main cause of internal displacement in Honduras.

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Counter-terrorism measures must not restrict impartial humanitarian organizations from delivering aid

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0100

Statement | This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1373, and the establishment of UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee.These anniversaries are a good opportunity to

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Newsletter - December 2020: there is no health without mental health

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100

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Report | 2020 has been a year like no other in recent history.

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Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS deliver emergency assistance to IDPs in Southern Ethiopia

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Around 3,000 households (18,000 individuals) displaced as the result of the conflict between different ethnic groups were assisted with non-food items intended to address their emergency needs, remarked Katia Sorin, Head of the ICRC delegation in Eth

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Africa: What happens when children find themselves in a conflict situation?

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | Their access to education and healthcare often disrupted, and sometimes children can be recruited to take part in the fighting or for support roles.

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Thailand: Inspiring art pieces featured in exhibition reflect ICRC, IFRC and TRCS work

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Recently, the ICRC Bangkok Delegation concluded a warmly embraced art contest intended to showcase the outstanding humanitarian work and effort of the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent (IFRC)

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ICRC study: Over 41% health workers experienced violence in last 2 months

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | Over 41 per cent of health-care workers reported having experienced some form of violence in the last two months, with verbal violence, false accusations and stigmatisation being the more commonly experienced forms.This finding is part of a recent st

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Moveability Liquidation

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

Article | ICRC MoveAbility was fully integrated into the ICRC as of January 2020.

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A year like no other

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | Last year, as the pandemic spread around the world, we took immediate action to adapt our work to ensure that people affected by conflict were not forgotten.By continuing to provide life-saving food and household items with preventative measures in p

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Your support is humanity in action

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | Last year, conflict didn't stop because of COVID-19.

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Facts and Figures: July to December 2020

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100

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Yemen: 3 ICRC staff members killed in airport blast

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:15:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is profoundly saddened that three of our colleagues were among those killed in Aden's airport explosion earlier today.Our staff were transiting through the airport with other civilians when

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Myanmar: The 3-year-old smile that lit up our 2020

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | Born with a lower limb deficiency, Htet Oo had the first prosthesis fitted in 2018. "We were scheduled to replace it with a new prosthetic leg but the centre was closed due to COVID-19.

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2020: A year in pictures

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | 2020 was an exceptional and unprecedented year. From the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak to the Beirut explosions; the release operation of former detainees in Yemen to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalation.

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Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 16:45:00 +0100

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News release | Bangui (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to drastically reduce its humanitarian activities in Bouar in Nana-Mambéré prefecture after its office was raided.

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Egypt: ICRC, Egyptian Red Crescent provide humanitarian assistance to families most affected by COVID-19

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | The relief assistance aims to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic and the preventive measures that followed.

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Oman: Training course on chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear incidents and handling mechanism of hazardous materials

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC is organizing this training course for the first time in the region, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman with a dual objective, to enable MoH clinical and non-clinical first responders to respond to CBRN hazards and constitute a training of trai

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Lebanon : COVID-19 Response, December 2020

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:15:00 +0100

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Report | The capacity of Lebanon’s already strained public health sector to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak is limited.

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Ethiopia: ICRC ensures access to water, sanitation services for 500 IDPs in North Ethiopia

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC has been working to ensure access to water and sanitation services for people displaced in Northern Ethiopia as a result of the recent military action, through the installation of water tankers and water trucking.

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Venezuela: Renovating forensic facilities to ensure dignity for the dead

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Article | "I get really sad when I think about the hardest things about my job.

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Beirut blast: ICRC response, until December 2020

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:45:00 +0100

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Report | The explosion, which shook Beirut on August 4th, left over 200 people dead and over 6000 injured.

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Ethiopia: ICRC helps the production of crutches, crutch handles

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | The production of the stated products has significant importance in helping people with physical disabilities (PWDs) living in Nekemte town and surrounding areas, to get easy access to the products, according to Alemu Wakuma, Manager of the Nekemte P

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Nairobi: In the midst of COVID-19, our support to vulnerable groups remained a priority

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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Publication | Content:- Keeping COVID-19 out of Kenya's prisons- Education is often severely disrupted for children in camps- IHL Roundup (Dissemination to security forces, Students and Diplomatic events)- ICRC facilities return of detainees following Yemen confli

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Jordan: Somali Family to Reunite After Five Years Apart

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | Hasan Saeed was 8 years old when his family decided to leave Somalia, their war-torn homeland. Back in 2007, just like million others, his parents decided to seek refuge in a neighboring country.

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Bougainville: Families commemorating their missing relatives and the right to know about their fate

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:45:00 +0100

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Article | These are the painful sentiments of Isabella Buruau, as she reflects on the last memory of her brother, Pascol Buruau, who was 23 years old when he went missing during the Bougainville Crisis in September 1990, two years after the crisis onset.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.

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Exploring Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law: An Introduction

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:30:00 +0100

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Video | On December 16 2020, the ICRC in collaboration with the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU), the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Shan State Buddhist University, the Association of Buddhist C

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South Sudan: Floods intensify impact of hunger and insecurity

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0100

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News release | Juba (ICRC) – Massive flooding that residents say they haven't seen before has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced with little or no means to survive across different parts of South Sudan.

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Afghanistan: Victims of conflict rush to Mirwais regional hospital, staff struggle to keep up

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | It was supposed to be a celebratory night of singing, dancing and good food for the hardworking, young farmer Ahmadullah and his four friends as they drove to a wedding in their village in Zheray district of Kandahar.

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Bangladesh: Faith in the fight against COVID-19

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with religious leaders in Bangladesh to provide the population with health information to keep themselves, their family, and their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.Religious

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21'000 people affected by floods at risk of hunger assisted in Ganyiel

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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A Schiller Down the Spine

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC translates over 14 million words a year. But what actually is translation? One of our in-house translators in Geneva tries to give some answers.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Operational Update December 2020

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | One month after ceasefire deal, deep humanitarian needs persist in Nagorno-Karabakh

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He’s being missed

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0100

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The book Warrior Without Weapons now available in Greek

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100

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Publication | Marcel Junod was a Swiss doctor and one of the most well-known ICRC delegates. In 1935, Junod decides to join ICRC's humanitarian mission in Ethiopia. This is where his exciting and challenging journey begins.

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Ethiopia: Red Cross sends medicines, relief supplies to Mekelle to fortify paralyzed health care facilities

Sat, 12 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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News release | Health care facilities there have become paralyzed after supplies of drugs and basics like surgical gloves ran out.

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Pandemic shows that we must build resilience and address humanitarian challenges for the long-term

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:00:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkPresident,2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent memory.

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Human Rights Day: 100 trees dedicated to the missing persons in former Yugoslavia

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | ICRC plants saplings in the memory of those who went missing during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia during 1990s

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India: ICRC signs MoU with Rashtriya Raksha University

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:15:00 +0100

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Article | Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat and the ICRC signed an MoU on academics, research, training, capacity building and extension activities.

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Draft Principles for the Dignified Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Emergencies

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project is currently developing a set of guiding principles for the Dignified Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Emergencies and to Prevent them Becoming Missing Persons.

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Cameroon: Humanitarian needs are immense in this neglected crisis

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | Tanja Uljonen, the ICRC's head of operations in Cameroon, paints a worrying pictureQuestion: More than a million people in Cameroon have been uprooted by violence.

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Annual contest: Young writers tell heartwarming stories of ‘everyday heroes’

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 05:45:00 +0100

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Article | Stories of front-line workers braving the COVID-19 pandemic took centre stage in the Young Humanitarian Writers Competition this year.

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Helping the physically disabled in Afghanistan: A lifetime’s work

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | The head of the ICRC’s orthopaedic programme, Alberto Cairo, discusses his life's work, to help people with disabilities in physical rehabilitation programmes in Afghanistan.

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Religious leaders and ICRC using Islamic teachings to fight the spike of COVID-19 in Gaza

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | The campaign, which comprises seven animated videos, will use the Hadeeth and verses of the Quran to spread awareness of measures and help flatten the ascending curve of the virus.“In this ‘living with the virus’ phase of the pandemic, people tend to

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Webinar Series on Humanitarian Affairs in Asia: Access to Education in Conflict

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC together with Sanata Dharma University in Indonesia and its Jesuit universities’ network in Asia are co-organizing the Third Part of the Webinar Series on Humanitarian Affairs in Asia with the theme of “Access to Education in Conflict.”This

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IISS Manama Dialogue : Keynote Address by Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 15:15:00 +0100

Article | Excellencies:The question I am most often asked in interviews is "What are the concerns that keep you up at night?" My greatest concern is not one single issue or place, but the "death by a thousand cuts" inflicted upon too many people in conflict zo

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ICRC Statement to United Nations informal multi-stakeholder cyber dialogue on international law

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 18:30:00 +0100

Statement | Ambassador Akahori, Professor Akande, Excellencies, dear colleagues,The ICRC is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this informal dialogue on how international law applies in cyberspace.

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The Power of Empathy – TEDxIslamabad supported by ICRC

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | This October, TEDxIslamabad (independently organized by TED Talks) held a virtual event supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Nigeria: Surge in Malnutrition Cases Raises Fear of Looming Disaster

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | While the COVID-19 pandemic has hogged all the attention, the rise in malnourished children has the medical staff of Biu General Hospital worried that more children may die if they don't receive treatment.The hospital's stabilization centre, where se

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Philippines: Sowing seeds of hope

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | Basar buried his sun-scorched face in his hands and heaved a deep sigh as he recalled the displacement he and many others suffered in 2018 due to armed clashes between government forces and a non-state armed group in Pagayawan town, Lanao del Sur pro

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Philippines: Sowing seeds of hope

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | Basar buried his sun-scorched face in his hands and heaved a deep sigh as he recalled the displacement he and many others suffered in 2018 due to armed clashes between government forces and a non-state armed group in Pagayawan town, Lanao del Sur pro

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Day of Persons with Disabilities: COVID-19 an extra hurdle for those with disabilities

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | International Day of Persons with Disabilities: COVID-19 an extra hurdle for those with disabilities

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Photos and stories from Ethiopian refugees who fled Tigray for Sudan

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Hundreds of Ethiopian refugees continue to arrive in Sudan each day. They are exhausted and scared, and come with little more than just the clothes on their backs.

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Seoul: ICRC discusses cybersecurity cooperation at Jeju Forum

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 6-7 November 2020, the ICRC mission in Seoul attended and participated in the 15th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity (“Jeju Forum”) on “Reinventing Multilateral Cooperation: Pandemic and Humane Security”.Charles Sabga, ICRC head of mission in Se

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Seoul: 12th National IHL Moot Court Competition

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 24 October 2020, the ICRC Mission in Seoul – in collaboration with the Korean Bar Association (KBA) – coordinated the final round of the 12th National IHL Moot Court Competition in the Republic of Korea (RoK).This is the first time that the Korea

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Nepal: Helping people with disability stay healthy during COVID-19

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, ICRC programme in Nepal encouraged fitness, healthy living, and provided psychosocial support to people with disability.

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How ICRC-supported hospital in Mopti responded to COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | How the ICRC-supported hospital in Mopti responded to the COVID-19 pandemic: an interview with Shabani Majaliwa, anaesthesiologistShabani Majaliwa has been working as an anesthesiologist for the ICRC since 2015.

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Pakistan: Gift of independence, dignity for people with disability amid pandemic

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | Arif Khan has a dignified gait as he walks slowly up to his autorickshaw and gets ready for a ride just as he has been doing since he got the vehicle in February.

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Checklist: Domestic Implementation of International Humanitarian Law Prohibiting Sexual Violence

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:45:00 +0100

Publication | International humanitarian law (IHL) prohibits all forms of sexual violence in situations of armed conflict, whether international (IAC) or non-international (NIAC).

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DRCongo: Sexually assaulted as a teen, Thérèse gets her confidence and dignity back

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:45:00 +0100

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COVID-19 vaccine: Ensuring that people affected by armed conflict are not forgotten

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0100

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News release | As vaccines for COVID-19 become available, ICRC hopes to ensure that people affected by conflict and violence also have equitable access to the vaccine.

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2013 Arms Trade Treaty - Factsheet

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Factsheet explaining the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In particular, the following questions are addressed: what is the object and purpose of the ATT? To what arms does the ATT apply? To what transactions does the ATT apply?

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Greece: Stunning 3D virtual photo exhibition showcases Red Cross Red Crescent history

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | Since the foundation of the Hellenic Red Cross in 1877, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Greece has been dedicated to serving the people in need, reuniting families and supporting vulnerable Greeks and migrants.With an aim to

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Implementing International Humanitarian Law - Report 2018/2019 - PDF

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Ethiopia: Hospitals in Mekelle struggling to care for wounded as medical supplies run out; Red Cross ambulances evacuate the injured

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | Ambulances run by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) have been transporting injured and deceased people to Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle.International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff visited Ayder Referral Hospital yesterday and foun

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Jordan: Refugees receive lump sum as ICRC concludes Cash Transfer Programme

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC in Jordan is concluding its long-running Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) that was implemented, in cooperation with Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS), to support the most vulnerable refugees in Mafraq.

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Forensic experts make most of lockdown, take up course to improve skills

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:15:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | The ICRC delegation in Georgia has been working to ensure that the search and identification of people who went missing as a result of armed conflicts continues despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Draft principles on stakeholder interaction with families of missing migrants

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles on interaction with families of missing migrants.

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Ethiopia: A dispatch from West Tigray and North Amhara

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | We traveled as a team of six people to North of Amhara and West Tigray by car, a journey that takes about three days to make.

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Southern Africa: ICRC's Activities in Favour of Migrants

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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Publication | The Pretoria Regional Delegation's latest newsletter on activities in favour of migrants in southern Africa.

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ICRC five-year strategy on the missing in former Yugoslavia

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | The Road Map - two years laterIn July 2018, the ICRC officially launched its five-year strategy pertaining to 10,281 persons still missing as a consequence of the armed conflicts in the Western Balkans (WB) in the 1990s.

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ICRC donates vehicle to Belgrade Delegation to Working Group on the Missing

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Belgrade Regional Delegation recently donated a vehicle to the Belgrade Delegation to the Working Group (WG) on the Missing in Relation to the Events in Kosovo.The donation is aimed at strengthening the technical capacities and working condi

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Cameroon: Hopes of a better life washed away by rain

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | Since 2014, fighting in the Lake Chad basin has repeatedly forced a large number of people to flee their homes. To survive, they have often depended on the support of host communities and humanitarian aid.

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Islamic Law and International Humanitarian Law: Common principles of the two legal systems

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Even wars have limits. They are defined by International Humanitarian Law which obliges protection of all people not taking part in the conflict, as well as limiting the means and methods of warfare.

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Philippines: Helping communities affected by conflict amidst the pandemic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100

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Infographic | The ICRC closely monitored the situation in Mindanao and provided assistance, often with the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to the most vulnerable communities affected by armed conflict and by the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Update of customary IHL database – December 2020

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:15:00 +0100

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Article | In December 2020, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Viet Nam.

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Afghanistan: Even at a crossroads for peace, more people are wounded in war

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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News release | On the occasion of the 2020 Afghanistan Conference held in Geneva 23-24 November, Peter Maurer shared some thoughts.

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Ethiopia: ICRC stands ready to act as neutral intermediary release of people detained in relation to the fighting in Tigray

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:15:00 +0100

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News release | However, the ICRC stands ready, in its role as neutral intermediary, to facilitate the release and return of people detained in relation to the fighting and other humanitarian operations in Tigray for all sides.As a neutral intermediary, the ICRC is

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Detention in Asia and the Pacific

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | On 26 October 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Sanata Dharma University (SDU) and its Jesuit network in Asia addressed the issue of detention in Asia and the Pacific as the first session of a new webinar series on "Humanitarian

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Contacting the ICRC archives

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

Article | *** As the coronavirus pandemic strikes again, we regret to inform you that the archive reading room has been closed until further notice. Some delay might also be expected for the processing of requests to the services below.

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