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International Committee of the Red Cross

Nigeria: Access for first responders, restraint by security forces needed amidst protests

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:45:00 +0200

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News release | Concerned by the escalating violence and the rising number of victims, the ICRC is calling for restraint as protests continue in several Nigerian cities."Security Forces should apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms

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International Webinar: Humanitarian Affairs in Asia

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Sanata Dharma University (SDU), Yogyakarta-Indonesia, and the Jesuit Conference of Asia-Pacific (JCAP) will launch a series of webinars on Humanitarian Affairs in Asia.

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ICRC calls on international community to reset Sahel engagement so people can live in safety and dignity

Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100

As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, dear colleagues,Communities in the Sahel are reeling from successive crises caused by conflict, criminality, poverty and climate shocks.Today, the ICRC is appealing for financial and political

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Disarmament efforts essential to address humanitarian concerns of weapons technologies

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200

Statement | Delivered by Ms.

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Release of former detainees in Yemen: the longest journey home

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:45:00 +0200

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COVID-19: Virtual roundtable on managing the dead in a dignified manner

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi recently held a virtual roundtable with experts from the country's leading health, disaster and emergency response agencies to address the challenges encountered in managing the dead with dignity.

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Philippines: Amid floods and armed conflict, a safer space for students in Pagatin

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Nasrah Abdulbayan longs for her old school, where she studied and played without worry.Five years ago, she and her fellow Grade 3 students at Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao, transferred to makeshift classrooms because of t

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Jordan: Khaldun’s first humanitarian mission

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | Recently, the ICRC’s Logistic Supply Centre (LSC) in Amman successfully organised and shipped 732 wheelchairs (for both children and adults), 930 walking frames (for vulnerable persons with disabilities), and 325 crutches to war-torn Syria by road.

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2020: The year of the worst water shortage in Hassakeh, Syria

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Throughout the 9 years of conflict, suffering seeped into the lives of the Syrian people through varied spheres, one of which is the disruption of vital services.In Hassakeh city, in the North East of Syria, 2020 brought with it the reality of water

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More than 1,000 former detainees from Yemen conflict transported home

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200

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News release | The two-day process October 15-16 involved 11 ICRC-operated flights into and out of five cities in two countries – Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The number of detainees released and provided with transportation was 1,056.

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Why not me? A Story of Loss and Hope

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0200

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Article | Despite the time that has passed, Tabitha recalls every word of the song that she has sung for years, while she was still reeling from the amputation of her leg.Back then, she felt hopeless.

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Nigeria: Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Abuja (ICRC) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has seen an increase in malnutrition rates among children in nutrition centres it supports in Nigeria.

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Fri, 16 Oct 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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Hunger strikes and the purpose of ICRC visits

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:00 +0200

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Article | With the spread of COVID-19, visiting detention facilities has become more challenging. Places of detention are not immune against disease; the virus can enter or leave through family visits, detention personnel and/ or new detainees.

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Venezuela: lives turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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Photo gallery | Before the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in Venezuela were already suffering the effects of armed violence and had limited access to water, health care, and food.

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World Food Day: Rising food prices, job losses, and unabated conflict spark fears of rising hunger in communities across Africa

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:15:00 +0200

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News release | A recent survey by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) among 2,400 people in 10 African countries found that since the start of the pandemic, 94 percent of survey respondents reported that prices of food and other essentials in their

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Ethiopia: ICRC distributes medical, non-medical items to COVID-19 treatment centers

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), consisting of 28,000 gloves, 61,500 surgical and respiratory masks, 4,200 gowns and surgical caps and 300 aprons, were among the items supplied to the treatment centers in August 2020.Other medical items distribu

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COVID-19: ICRC, KOICA sign agreement to support Indonesian prisons

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges in places of detention worldwide.

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Operational update on the release of detainees from the Yemen conflict

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0200

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News release | Facts about the operation: More than 1,000 people detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen are to be transported back to their region of origin or to their home countries by the ICRC in the largest operation of its kind during the five-and-a-hal

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African Union: Reflections on ICRC African Union Delegation activities

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0200

Article | Mr Mokaya conveyed his perception of the progress of ICRC and the evolving ADO's engagement with the African Union Commission.

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South Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of three people including two foreigners in Central Equatoria

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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News release | Juba/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the release of three people, including two Sudanese nationals, deprived of their freedom in South Sudan.

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Kosovo: What the families of missing people need

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in Kosovo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been collecting information about the concerns and issues faced by the families of missing persons from them directly.

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Lebanon: Paralysis doesn’t stop Naji’s success

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | Naji contracted the virus when he was just 6 months old during the epidemic in the 1970s. At the time, the virus caused a fever and paralyzed movement in his legs and hands.

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Statement by Martin Schuepp, ICRC Eurasia Regional Director, Geneva, October 13

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:30:00 +0200

News release | Today, we are more than two weeks into a period of intense violence as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalates. We estimate there are hundreds of thousands of people affected across the region.Civilians are dying or suffering life-changing injuries.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC stands ready to facilitate handover of bodies of those killed in action and the simultaneous release of detainees

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0200

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News release | “The ICRC has a long-standing history as a neutral intermediary in conflicts around the world, and it is our hope that this operation can move forward quickly so the remains of those killed in action can be returned to their loves ones and mourned wi

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COVID-19 and mental health: War on two fronts for the Pacific

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 00:15:00 +0200

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Article | There are indications that the coronavirus has affected everyone around the world in some way, with more than 36 million people infected and over a million people having lost their lives.

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South Sudan: Depression, anxiety common as huge gaps remain in mental health care

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | Juba (ICRC) – As October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an untold number of people in South Sudan are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems caused by conflict and violence and not receiving the support they need,

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Indonesia: Online Workshop on Management of the Dead for COVID-19 Patients

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | More than 300 volunteers from across Indonesia learned how to safely manage the bodies of COVID-19 victims while respecting traditional religious practice in an online workshop held on 23rd and 24th of September 2020.

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COVID-19 is a threat to all of us, but is an especially serious threat amid armed conflict

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:15:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you Madame Chair.Over the last months of the COVID-19 pandemic we have learned who among us are the most vulnerable.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: The price being paid

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200

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Article | The conflict escalation along the line of contact, which started in the morning of 27 September 2020, is deeply worrying, as the conflict sides have resorted to heavy weaponry and shelled densely populated areas.

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World Mental Health Day: New Red Cross survey shows more than half of South Africans’ mental health affected by COVID-19

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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News release | In a new report covering seven countries – "The greatest need was to be listened to: The importance of mental health and psychosocial support during COVID-19" – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement demonstrates how the pandemic is ad

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COVID-19 in Asia: None of Us Is Safe Until All of Us Are Safe

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | COVID-19 has affected us all, both personally and professionally.

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16'600 people assisted in Maruwa Hills

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Due to armed violence in the state of Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) that lasted from mid-June to early August, tens of thousands of civilians were forced to flee their home.

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World Mental Health Day: New Red Cross survey shows COVID-19 affecting mental health of one in two people

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – Half of all respondents – 51 percent – in a seven-country survey said that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) survey found.In a new report – "The

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Winners of the Fourth Arabic writing competition on Tackling COVID - 19

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | After reviewing 40 research papers from eleven Arab countries conducted by researchers, university professors, Ph.D , MA, and BA students, we are pleased to announce that the deliberations of the jury, consisting of three IHL experts, have resulted i

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Central African Republic: Action is vital to prevent situation worsening and create conditions for stability

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0200

Statement | As delivered by Bruce Biber, ICRC Head of Delegation in Bangui, Central African RepublicLadies and gentlemen,Twenty months after the signature of the Peace Agreement and as the country is preparing for the elections, armed violence (including widespr

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Hope and fear fill the West Bank’s silent markets

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

Photo gallery | As a second wave of COVID-19 ravages the West Bank, the bustling old markets of its largest cities have fallen silent.

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Philippines: How Jubaida revived her small business

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | Jubaida Alon, 49, is proud of her sari-sari store.

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Crisis within a crisis: Mental health distress rises due to COVID-19

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:45:00 +0200

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Article | 'The greatest need was to be listened to: The importance of adapting mental health and psychosocial support during COVID-19' is a new report from Red Cross and Red Crescent mental health specialists bringing together insights and recommendations glea

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC condemns attacks causing civilian deaths and injuries

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 18:15:00 +0200

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News release | "The ICRC strongly condemns the reported indiscriminate shelling and other alleged unlawful attacks using explosive weaponry in cities, towns and other populated areas, in which civilians are losing their lives and suffering terrible injuries, includ

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Imminent entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a truly historic achievement

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:45:00 +0200

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Video | Delivered by Mr.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Civilians bearing brunt of surge in violence

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – As the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict worsens, civilians are bearing the brunt of the surge in violence, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.Civilian deaths and injuries, including of childr

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Egypt: Facts and Figures Jan - Dec 2019

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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Report | In 2019, the ICRC worked closely with the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in responding to the immediate needs of people affected by violence.

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COVID-19: Timely support to prisons continues across Bangladesh

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangladesh continues to work with the Prisons Directorate to strengthen and consolidate the support to prisons in view of COVID-19.

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Myanmar: Humanitarian action and COVID-19 response in Rakhine

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:15:00 +0200

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Article | Since January 2020, Rakhine State has witnessed an intensification of the conflict between the Arakan Army and Tatmadaw. Tens of thousands of people remain displaced, with serious humanitarian consequences for the civilian population.

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Newsletter - September 2020: Weakened by conflict, health systems in the Middle East struggle to cope with COVID-19

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0200

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Report | The COVID-19 pandemic has further destabilized public health systems already weakened by war and natural disasters in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territories and other countries in the region, which sorely lack adequate facilities,

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COVID-19: Experts discuss long-term humanitarian needs and partnering for the future

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC with O.P. Jindal Global University, in India, held a webinar on the changing face of humanitarian assistance during COVID-19.

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ICRC calls on States to affirm civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected against cyber operations

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:00:00 +0200

Statement | As delivered by Tilman Rodenhäuser, ICRC Thematic Legal AdviserDistinguished Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,The ICRC is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this second round of informal meetings of the Open-Ended Working Group.A

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One-size-fits-all approach cannot work for victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:15:00 +0200

Article | The top solutions to scaling up prevention on sexual and gender-based violence services during COVID-19

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"It’s a privilege to help people regain their independence"

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:30:00 +0200

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Article | A personal account by Rieke Grainne Hayes, a physiotherapy team leader in the ICRC-run Erbil Physical Rehabilitation Centre in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

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Pakistan: Young Muhafiz Force volunteers stand ground against COVID-19

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC joined hands with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society's volunteers to spread awareness regarding preventive measures against COVID-19

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC calls on the sides to spare civilians

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:30:00 +0200

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News release | Concerned about humanitarian impact of conflict escalation along line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ICRC calls on everyone to respect IHL.

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Joint press statement by UN office of Special Envoy for Yemen and ICRC on 4th meeting of Supervisory Committee

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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News release | Joint press statement by UN office of Special Envoy for Yemen and ICRC on release of 1,081 conflict-related detainees and prisoners.

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We must change trajectory of harm caused by conflict and climate shocks

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0200

Statement | Wars are causing environmental damage and destruction. Suffering is increasing as the climate change conflict intensifies.

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Guidelines on protection of natural environment in armed conflict

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0200

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Publication | Rules and recommendations relating to the protection of the natural environment under international humanitarian law, with commentary.

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ICRC president addresses risks and solutions in digital age at UNGA event

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:00:00 +0200

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Article | ICRC President Peter Maurer on the humanitarian consequences of cyber attacks on health care facilities and data protection in humanitarian contexts.

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Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for synthetic blankets low, medium, and high thermal

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:15:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC and IOM are performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for synthetic blankets low, medium, and high thermal.

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Kosovo: How ICRC is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in Kosovo, the ICRC mission in Kosovo had to change the course of its actions.

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Yemen: Millions struggle to put food on table and must choose between food or medicine

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:45:00 +0200

Statement | With fragmented health system, agriculture, and economy, 80 per cent of Yemeni's population is reliant on humanitarian aid.

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Seoul: International organizations join hands, organize events marking World Humanitarian Day 2020

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC and 13 humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, Medecins Sans Frontieres, organized events, with KOICA, to mark World Humanitarian Day.

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ICRC ward in Rafik Hariri University hospital in Lebanon: Wound management saves a limb and a life

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | How ICRC nurses, with extended experience in war wound management, by employing wound management techniques, saved Adnan’s leg.

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Seoul: ICRC marks 70th anniversary of Korean War, highlights humanitarian response

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC mission in Seoul commemorates 70th anniversary of Korean War (1950-1953) by raising awareness of its humanitarian action amid the violence.

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COVID-19: Fiji Corrections Service receives more than 20,000 pieces of PPE

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:15:00 +0200

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News release | As part of its COVID-19 response in the Pacific, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) donated more than 20,000 pieces of PPE to the Fiji Corrections Service on 21 September 2020.Present at the handover was Fiji Corrections Service seni

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

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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

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

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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

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Yemen: Red Cross/Crescent family opens COVID-19 care centre ahead of possible second wave

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0200

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News release | The Red Cross and Red Crescent family on 20 September opened a free treatment centre for COVID-19 patients in Yemen

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

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

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Article | The ICRC is concerned about the weak state of health care structures in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries.

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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 | Statement to United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation and Peace and Security

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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa

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

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Article | With no running water and the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling

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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 | People with disabilities were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the movement restrictions and the resulting economic downturn in Philippines.

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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 | As part of the 'Health Care in Danger' campaign, a film to raise awareness about the all too often existent dangers of providing health care.

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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

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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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A dignified farewell: Relatives of missing people reach out to the families of COVID-19 victims

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:00:00 +0200

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Article | Every year on 30 August, the International Day of the Disappeared draws attention to the plight of families searching for missing loved ones.

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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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Fyodor Martens, the man who reconciled half the world

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:30:00 +0200

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Video | In 19th century, there was a man whom any State could trust. He was a prominent international lawyer developing laws of war, the most sought-after arbitrator of disputes among States and an outstanding diplomat trying to reconcile the world.

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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

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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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