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International Committee of the Red Cross

What is the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:15:00 +0200

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Article | Linh was joined by Selena Victor, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at Mercy Corps and Kate White, Medical Emergency Manager and Covid-19 medical technical lead for Medecins Sans Frontieres, to answer MP's questions on how Coronavirus is impacti

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Communities facing conflict, climate change and environmental degradation walk a tightrope of survival

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200

Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerMr.

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Malaysia: Discussing COVID-19 response in maritime security workshop

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 06:45:00 +0200

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Article | An ICRC-supported MASO 2020 workshop raised awareness on addressing humanitarian concerns while protecting state borders during COVID-19 in Malaysia.

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African Union: Examining human cost of migration policies in Africa during COVID-19

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 01:00:00 +0200

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News release | A webinar examining the human cost of migration policies in Africa amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DRCongo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0200

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COVID-19: Timely support for people with disabilities

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 03:15:00 +0200

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Article | In just four years, Eldi Ampaso, a 30-year-old vendor, has experienced two life-altering situations. She was permanently injured in the 2016 explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City.

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Central Sahel: Spike in violence leads to higher deaths, more than 1 million fleeing homes

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Increasing violence in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger led to 62 per cent spike in deaths and displaced more than a million people in the past year.

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Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | From 14 September to 18 October 2020 on : RTE, TV3, 3e, TG4, Be3, Sky Group, E4, More 4, Channel 4 IrelandWith this short film #NotATarget the European Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Irish Red Cross want to address

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ICRC stock caught in Beirut port fire

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:45:00 +0200

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Article | Forty days after the Beirut explosion, a part of the ICRC's stock of food parcels stored at our supplier’s warehouse in Beirut caught fire.

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ICRC President Peter Maurer: “During conflict, education must not be targeted”

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0200

Statement | To commemorate first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the ICRC's President, Peter Maurer, made a statement on protecting education.

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ICRC's Gilles Carbonnier on impact of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:15:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier talks about the impact of the use of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas.

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Digitalization of conflict joint initiative: Humanitarian impact and legal protection

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:45:00 +0200

Article | Project aims to explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts.

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Ethiopia: ICRC donates medical, non-medical items to 11 places of detention

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC in Ethiopia donated medical and non-medical items to 11 places of detention in support of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.

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ICRC award for humanitarian reporting 2020

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | The theme for 2020 ICRC’s humanitarian reporting competition is the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Our work in the first half of 2020

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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Article | In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC promotes respect for IHL and helps people affected by the conflict and violence.

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Malaysia: 17th national IHL moot court competition 2020

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC Kuala Lumpur partners with the local university to organize the 17th International Humanitarian Law moot court competition (2020).

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Missing Monument.com: Digital artwork goes live on International Day of the Disappeared

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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News release | A digital exhibition dedicated to missing persons and their families to mark the 2020 edition of the International Day of the Disappeared.

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Personal data protection information

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC is committed to treating your data with security, respect and confidentiality, and applies the ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection.

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Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:15:00 +0200

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News release | How the ICRC is helping displaced people, exposed to the risk of COVID-19, fleeing armed conflict in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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Nigeria: 23,000 missing as conflict splits families

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0200

Photo gallery | 44,000 people in Africa are registered as missing with the ICRC across the region, as of June 2020. Nigeria alone makes more than half of this figure.

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Indonesia: Faith-based organizations share their experience in responding to COVID-19

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 06:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC with Humanitarian Forum Indonesia organized a webinar on the roles of faith-based organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ethiopia: The pain of separation

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC is striving to restore family links among families separated by armed conflict or violence or migration.

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Alive until proven dead: Unwavering hope for families of missing in Libya

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0200

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Article | On the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC in Libya is attempting to address the plight of the families of the missing persons.

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Iraqi families of missing: The wounds that do not heal

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200

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News release | In Iraq, families of the missing continue to struggle with hurdles, face economic hardship, and cope with the trauma of ambiguous loss every day.

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Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 22:45:00 +0200

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Report | Taking stock of the humanitarian and environmental consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons, as well as the drivers of nuclear risk.

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Tunisia: The painful uncertainty of the families of the missing

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | In Tunisia, through our tracing service, we help families trying to get answers about the fate of their missing relatives.

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Syria: Tens of thousands of families with no news of loved ones

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200

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News release | Marking the International Day of the Disappeared with a focus on people who have disappeared as a result of the conflict in Syria.

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In Lebanon, addressing question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for ICRC

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200

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News release | On the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC is working towards clarifying the fate of missing persons in Lebanon

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International Day of the Disappeared: In Serbia, 29 years on, search continues for more than 10,000 missing

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0200

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Article | According to the ICRC, there are still 10,025 people listed as missing since 1991, when the first conflicts broke out in the former Yugoslavia.

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International Day of the Disappeared: Learning to live again

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC is assisting families of missing persons to know the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones in Marawi.

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South Sudan: New policy brings hope to families of thousands registered as missing

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | As 30 August marks International Day of the Disappeared, nearly 5,000 people across South Sudan are registered as missing with the ICRC

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Pakistan: ICRC operational response to COVID-19

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 06:30:00 +0200

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Article | From community engagement to supporting those in the field, the activities the ICRC in Pakistan carry out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s house

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Four consecutive decades of conflicts and violence left many Iraqi families to suffer the pain of missing a family member.

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Mozambique: World cannot ignore growing violence and humanitarian crisis

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | Conflict, natural disasters and COVID-19. An ICRC aid worker shares her account of working in Mozambique.

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Cyber attacks are a known threat: Now is the time for preventive action

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:45:00 +0200

Statement | Addressing the real and growing threat posed by cyber attacks against critical civilian infrastructure

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ICRC: Gazans face ‘double crisis’, need international support

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +0200

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Article | How the ICRC is providing support to the people of Gaza during this time of conflict and COVID-19.

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Africa: 44,000 people registered as missing on the continent, nearly half of them children

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:15:00 +0200

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News release | As 30 August marks International Day of the Disappeared, nearly 44,000 people across Africa are registered as missing with the ICRC - 45% are children

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South Sudan: Helping prison authorities prevent spread of COVID-19 in places of detention

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Video | The ICRC works with detention authorities in South Sudan to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.

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Lebanon: Bruised by multiple blows, people risk “huge, hidden scars”

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | Three weeks after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut port, the physical and psychological damage it inflicted is staggering.

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Philippines: Academic essay competition on international humanitarian law

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | An essay competition on International Humanitarian Law aims to encourage Filipino academics and practitioners in the context of the Philippines.

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Somalia: Decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:15:00 +0200

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News release | Health care visits to Somali Red Crescent clinics by children under five and pregnant women dropped by more than 50 per cent.

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Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 22:00:00 +0200

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Serbia: Support to Red Cross societies, penitentiaries and authorities during COVID-19

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the ICRC in Belgrade has been in close contact with the authorities and Red Cross societies in the region.

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Venezuela: Nourishing the hope of returnees during COVID-19

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:45:00 +0200

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Article | How the ICRC helped tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Elena de Uairén, Bolívar state, Venezuela by providing healthy food.

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Libya: COVID-19 and conflict collide, deepening humanitarian crisis

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:15:00 +0200

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News release | In war and conflict-afflicted Libya, half a million people need health care as COVID-19 and economic collapse plunge civilians deeper into chaos.

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Jerusalem: ICRC donates protective equipment to tackle second wave of COVID-19

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC made a donation of personal protective equipment to the Palestinian Ministry of Health to help tackle a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Humanitarian Day 2020: Respect and protect health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 03:30:00 +0200

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Article | On World Humanitarian Day, we honor front line health workers who provide life-saving care to people who need it most, especially during COVID-19.

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Ethiopia: Adapting operations during COVID-19 to meet humanitarian needs

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | In 2020, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by conflict and violence in Ethiopia.

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South Sudan operational update: Violence, floods leave thousands homeless and at-risk of malnutrition and disease

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:15:00 +0200

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News release | Here's how the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross are helping people displaced by recent armed violence and floods in Jonglei State, in South Sudan.

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ICRC: 600 violent incidents recorded against health care providers, patients due to COVID-19

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC recorded more than 600 incidents of violence, harassment or stigmatization against health care workers and patients in relation to COVID-19.

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Safer Access to Public Essential Services - report

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:30:00 +0200

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Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2020

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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Article | The severity of the humanitarian situation in Nigeria has been exacerbated with the onset of COVID-19 in February 2020 and its subsequent spread.

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6th Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200

Article | Statement of Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC, to the sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.

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With patience and resolve, a conflict-affected family in Butig braves the COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:15:00 +0200

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Article | In Mindanao, impact of COVID-19 on health and livelihood has made it hard for vulnerable farming households to recover from effects of armed conflict.

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COVID-19: Over 6,650 detainees in Pacific region receive assistance

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 04:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC has been sharing advice on prevention, preparedness and response to COVID-19 in prison settings across the Pacific region.

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A Buddhist perspective on treatment of prisoners of war

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC launched an updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention which regulates the treatment of prisoners of war.

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How is COVID-19 affecting the communities in which we work?

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | This is how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the people we work with.

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Philippines: Strengthening domestic knowledge and enforcement of IHL

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC and the Department of Justice-National Prosecution Service held an intensive online “Training of Trainers” session in Philippines.

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India: Interfaith dialogue on dignified management of the dead during COVID-19

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | A webinar on dignified management of the dead during COVID-19 was organized by the ICRC for spiritual leaders and scholars of major faiths in India.

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COVID-19: Attack on Dura Hospital staff ‘completely unacceptable’

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC expresses its shock and dismay regarding an attack on staff in the intensive care unit of Dura Hospital in Hebron, Jerusalem.

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Lebanon: “From one minute to the next, the world changed for Beirut”

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:15:00 +0200

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News release | A week after a devastating explosion ripped through Beirut, the city's hospitals are still full and hundreds of thousands of people need help.

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ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: January to June 2020

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | A summary of the impact of the ICRC's humanitarian response in South Sudan from January to June 2020.

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IHL Day 2020: Preserving human dignity in times of armed conflict

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | Preserving human dignity in times of armed conflict: a shared responsibility

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Georgia: Remains of 13 people, considered missing due to 1992-1993 conflict, identified

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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News release | 13 people unaccounted for in connection with the 1992-1993 armed conflict in Abkhazia were recently identified by the ICRC.

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Humanitarian situation in Lebanon requires immediate, sincere and wholehearted support

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:15:00 +0200

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Statement | The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is seeking 40m Euros to support the immediate humanitarian response in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Beirut explosion: We will not leave Lebanon all alone

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | Lebanon will continue to suffer from the consequences of the Beirut explosion for a long time. Here's how we are trying to provide help to the people.

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International Conference on support to Beirut and the Lebanese people: Speech by Peter Maurer

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | Already facing an economic and financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic had stretched Lebanon and its people to their limit.

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Brazil: Essential workers face high risks in fight against COVID-19

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0200

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News release | A campaign to protect workers who are, themselves, affected by COVID-19 aims to support those who are working to keep us safe during the pandemic.

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Violence against health workers must cease to help contain COVID-19 emergency

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores violence against health workers during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Nigeria commits to a global nuclear ban

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:15:00 +0200

News release | The ICRC welcomes Nigeria's commitment to contribute to a global ban on nuclear weapons.

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Viet Nam: People with disabilities rocked by impact of COVID-19

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | In Viet Nam, people with disabilities are struggling to find appropriate health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200

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

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Beirut: Emergency medical supplies delivered to 12 hospitals

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC is actively responding to the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut and remains committed to supporting Lebanon during these difficult times.

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Protect all humanity by ratifying the nuclear weapon ban treaty

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Joint statement of Philippine Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki blast.

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COVID-19: Fight far from over as virus accelerates in Africa

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC's message is clear: its work to serve people affected by armed conflict and violence in Africa will not grind to a halt because of COVID-19.

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India: Supporting communities affected by floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The Indian Red Cross Society, at the frontline of the nationwide COVID-19 response, has been providing support to flood-affected communities in Assam.

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a nuclear threat returns

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0200

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News release | The 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes even as the risk of use of nuclear weapons has risen.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Rumours undermine fight against COVID-19 in Kinshasa

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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Article | In Kinshasa, Red Cross volunteers are working hard across the city to raise awareness of the risks and precautions, but the task is proving challenging.

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Egypt: ICRC donates vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

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News release | In Egypt, the ICRC donated vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Waging war in cities: A deadly choice

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:15:00 +0200

Video | A new film on why heavy explosive weapons should be avoided in cities: When wars are fought in cities, an estimated 90% of casualties are civilians.

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ICRC response to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Bangladesh: Protection of detainees continues amid COVID-19

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC contributed to increase of the capacity of the Old Dhaka Central Jail accommodation centre for guards in Bangladesh to help combat COVID-19.

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Philippines: Guidelines for management of dead during COVID-19 for those of Christian faith

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:15:00 +0200

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Publication | Guidelines and key messages on the dignified management of the dead for those of Christian faith during COVID-19 in Philippines.

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Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0200

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News release | In the Central African Republic, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflicts, violence and a lengthy crisis.

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Cluster munitions: Treacherous weapons that still kill ten years after a convention to ban them

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200

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Statement | Cluster munitions are one of the world's most treacherous weapons. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

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Yemen: Torrential floods wreak havoc in war-stricken country

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | In Yemen, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflict, torrential floods, violence and a lengthy crisis.

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Third report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | The guidelines, whose adoption was widely welcomed, provide a practical sign of the European Union's commitment to international humanitarian law.

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International Humanitarian Law prize for African academics 2020

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC Is pleased to call for entries for the 2020 academic prize for best published work on International Humanitarian Law in Africa.

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Jordan: How Maryam’s cheese-making business helps support her family

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | From receiving aid to supporting herself, how a refugee in Jordan got her life back on track through her cheese-making business.

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Cox’s Bazar: ICRC backs emergency wing renovation catering to 100,000 patients in a year

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | In Bangladesh, the ICRC has been helping in the delivery of emergency health-care services in Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital in the times of COVID-19.

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A silent threat: In Papua New Guinea, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 01:45:00 +0200

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Article | In Papua New Guinea, the stress and impact of dealing with COVID-19, at such a large scale, has taken a toll on the mental health of the people.

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Venezuela: Helping the health care workers who help us

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0200

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Article | In Venezuela, here's how the ICRC is improving the humanitarian situation through their response to COVID-19 and by helping health care workers.

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Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020: Our response to COVID-19

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200

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Report | Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020. COVID-19 stigmatization: People needing health care find it harder than ever

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Philippines: ICRC operational update (July 2020)

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 03:30:00 +0200

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Article | As COVID-19 cases grew in June, the ICRC's operational response focused on populations most at risk, such as detainees, displaced and vulnerable people.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0200

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

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COVID-19: Experts discuss need to secure health care systems online

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC collaborated with the Observer Research Foundation to hold a discussion on cyber attacks and data breaches in health care.

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Nepal: Don’t go so far

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200

Video | In November 2001, 20 young men left their homes in Jogimara village, central Nepal, to work on an airport runway in Kotbada, some 800 km away in mid-western Nepal.

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Draft minimum standard dataset for the search of missing migrants

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018 by the ICRC, is currently developing a Minimum Standard Dataset for the Search of Missing Migrants.

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Water workers preserve public health despite war and COVID-19

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | Water and sanitation personnel show extraordinary dedication in some of the most difficult of places – war zones – despite COVID-19.

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