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International Committee of the Red Cross

Statement by Fabrizio Carboni, Near and Middle East regional director for the International Committee of the Red Cross, following the earthquake in Syria and Türkiye

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:30:00 +0100

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Statement | We wish to express our deep sympathy and solidarity with all those who were affected by the deadly earthquake that struck southern Türkiye overnight Sunday to Monday.

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Life in Nablus amid movement restrictions

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | In October 2022, the city of Nablus suffered from one of the longest and most severe periods of movement restrictions many residents have seen in years.

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PNG Red Cross and ICRC sign Partnership Agreement

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | A Partnership Framework Agreement (PFA) to strengthen the collaboration between the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was signed for the first time in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, b

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South Sudan: human toll of conflict and violence strains healthcare system

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 10:30:00 +0100

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News release | Juba, South Sudan (ICRC) — In recent months, hospitals in South Sudan have been facing an influx of weapon-wounded patients due to renewed clashes across the country.

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Preliminary recommendations on possible norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours relating to threats by States to space systems

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 06:45:00 +0100

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Report | Working paper submitted by the ICRC to the open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours.

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Community first aid responds to tribal fight injuries in Papua New Guinea

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 04:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Injuries from tribal fights in Papua New Guinea can be traumatic. They range from gunshot and bush knife wounds to fire burns. Unfortunately, during fights, health care is not always accessible whether it be too far or too dangerous to reach.

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Operational update – Situation along the Lachin Corridor

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC has been delivering medicine, baby formula and food supplies to health facilities and is also ensuring the continuity of emergency health and ambulance services.On 6 January, ICRC teams distributed food and hygiene items to eight hospitals,

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Myanmar: Life disrupted by landmine injury, but dreams and will intact

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 06:30:00 +0100

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Article | Injured in a landmine blast, 20-year-old Aung Aung Oo begins his journey of recovery with the help of the ICRC's Physical Rehabilitation Programme in Sittwe.

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Ethiopia Bulletin, January- December 2022

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | As is the case in times of conflict, the civilian population has suffered the most from the direct consequences of the hostilities.

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The ICRC and CRASSH at the University of Cambridge to launch new Humanitarian Action Programme

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 13:15:00 +0100

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News release | An agreement between the ICRC and CRASSH at the University of Cambridge delivers a new research programme exploring digital and cyber security policy, ethics and regulation.

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South Africa hosts meeting of 37 states on UN nuclear ban treaty

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 21:30:00 +0100

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News release | South Africa is hosting a meeting of 37 countries from across the continent to discuss how to get all African states to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, TPNW.

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Statement by ICRC President: As humanitarian situation deteriorates, ICRC increases assistance and protection services for most vulnerable

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:00:00 +0100

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News release | Statement from Mirjana Spoljaric, the president of the ICRC, following a visit to the Horn of Africa

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The ICRC appeals for 2.8 billion Swiss Francs for its operations in 2023

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 06:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appealing for 2.8 billion Swiss francs to help it meet the humanitarian needs of people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence in 2023.

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Israel and the Occupied Territories: the ICRC calls for greater protection of civilians in the West Bank

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:45:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC is deeply concerned about the events this morning in Jenin, which have resulted in several deaths and injuries.

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Yemen: ICRC inaugurates new physical rehabilitation centre in Sa’ada

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 10:00:00 +0100

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News release | The newly built facility, which will primarily be staffed by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) with some ICRC staff, will provide up to 5,000 people per year with a wide range of rehabilitation services.

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Iraq: ICRC inaugurates its offices in Nasiriyah in South Iraq

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:45:00 +0100

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News release | The inauguration of this office, along with existing structures in Najaf and Basra governorates, strengthens the organization’s efforts in responding to humanitarian needs and in supporting social integration in southern Iraq.Local communities contin

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Drops of hope: Improving water supply and sanitation in Kalilangan

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the support of its partner, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), carried out an array of projects aimed at improving the supply and quality of drinking water in the puroks (districts) of Poblacion,

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“The school grounds turned into a battlefield during the fight”: Voices from PNG’s schoolyards

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 02:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | In Papua New Guinea's Highlands tribal fighting isn't always constrained to a battlefield - it can spill over and damage public infrastructure like schools, threatening entire communities' access to education.Amongst the violence school grounds can b

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ICRC President Spoljaric concludes visit to Moscow: Progress on prisoners of war is urgent

Fri, 20 Jan 2023 17:15:00 +0100

News release | During a visit to Moscow over the past two days, the president of the ICRC, Mirjana Spoljaric, raised the importance of upholding international humanitarian law and additional critical humanitarian concerns related to the international armed conflic

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Malaysia: Centre of Military and International Humanitarian Law marks its fifth anniversary

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 02:15:00 +0100

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Article | What level of human suffering in armed conflict is tolerable? Does the current environment make space for the human protection and international humanitarian law (IHL) safeguards?

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Urgent humanitarian needs, prisoners of war top agenda for President Spoljaric’s first visit to Moscow

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 14:45:00 +0100

News release | ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric is visiting Moscow this week to discuss urgent humanitarian concerns with government officials and the Russian Red Cross.

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Present and engaged: How the ICRC responds to armed conflict and violence in cities

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continues to bear witness to the cumulative impact of war and violence on cities.

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

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 17:00:00 +0100

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

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

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 17:00:00 +0100

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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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Mexico: ICRC urges to remove concept of unlocated person from missing persons law

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 16:15:00 +0100

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News release | Mexico City. Five years ago the Missing Persons Act entered into force on the back of unprecedented citizen action in Mexico led by the families of missing people.

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DR Congo : the ongoing emergency in Rutshuru

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 12:45:00 +0100

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Article | The humanitarian crisis triggered by clashes between the Congolese army and fighters from the March 23 Movement (M23) in Rutshuru territory, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continues to be a cause for concern.

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The Republic of Moldova and the ICRC sign Headquarters Agreement

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | This agreement formalizes the relations the ICRC has had with the country and will allow it to carry forward a range of humanitarian activities.

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The unforgettable sound of thunder

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 12:30:00 +0100

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Article | January 15, 2022 has become an unforgettable date for the people of Tonga as they are reminded of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption that destroyed parts of the Island Nation forcing families to relocate, leaving their homes and livelihoo

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Bangladesh: Round table focuses on preventing violence against health staff

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 12:15:00 +0100

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Article | Over 40 incidents of violence against health-care workers have been reported at the emergency department of Cox’s Bazar District Sadar Hospital since July 2019.

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Japan: Panel on innovative solutions to address landmine contamination in Africa

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | The Japan delegation of the ICRC and Japanese electronics company NEC Corporation jointly held the panel discussion as a side event at the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) on 21 September 2022.

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Afghanistan: 50 per cent increase in children with cerebral palsy treated in Kabul

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 06:00:00 +0100

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Article | In the first eleven months of 2022, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recorded a 50 per cent increase in children treated for cerebral palsy (CP) in Kabul, as compared to the previous year.

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Malaysia: Journalism students find inspiration in humanitarian storytelling

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 00:45:00 +0100

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Article | The hallmark of a good journalist is the ability to remain neutral in their reporting and avoid causing harm to others while fulfilling their professional duty of telling the truth.Although they work in different fields, humanitarian workers are not

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Venezuela in 2022: Building solutions with communities affected by armed violence

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 19:30:00 +0100

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Article | 2022 was a year of growth, in which we explored new ways of protecting and assisting people affected directly or indirectly by the armed violence in Venezuela.

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Myanmar: Turning dreams into reality, disability into empowerment

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC promotes socio-economic inclusion by providing vocational training for people with disabilities and people living in displacement camps in Kachin State, including returnees and those who have resettled.

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The girl who never gives up

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 14:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Aisha is a strong girl who doesn’t give up. She is like a legend emerging out of the sprawling Sabha desert. She dreams big, very big, even bigger than her age. She believes that she can shoot for the moon, not only for the stars.

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Bangladesh: Breaking stereotypes through cricket

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 06:30:00 +0100

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Article | Through the ICRC's Physical Rehabilitation Programme, together with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, we help people with disabilities regain mobility so that they can lead a dignified life and play an active role in society.

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Cholera, crowding and creative construction in Lebanon

Wed, 04 Jan 2023 16:00:00 +0100

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Article | Joe Mclean, from County Mayo in the west of Ireland, works for the ICRC as a construction project manager in Lebanon."My role here is focused on the Tripoli Governmental Hospital in the north of the country, working to increase access to health care.

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Colombia: In 2022, the ICRC facilitated the release of 63 people held by armed groups

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 21:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | International humanitarian law grants particular protections to children (including adolescents), civilians and people no longer taking part in hostilities, protections that armed groups must also provide.

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ICRC in Yemen: 60 years of impartial and independent humanitarian assistance in Yemen

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 10:00:00 +0100

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News release | Since 1962, the ICRC has stood side by side with the Yemeni people during their most difficult moments, implementing a wide range of programs to assist victims of armed conflict and violence.

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Pakistan: CEJ — ICRC Award for Humanitarian Reporting 2022

Tue, 27 Dec 2022 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | Journalists frequently work in high-risk environments, covering conflict and natural or man-made disasters from the front lines and providing vital information to those affected by the crisis as well as to first responders.The International Committee

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ICRC inaugurates dormitory annexed to Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Center

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 12:15:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Access to physical rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities is constantly challenged in contexts embroiled in armed conflict and other situations of violence.

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Afghanistan: ICRC deeply concerned for millions of women and girls

Sun, 25 Dec 2022 16:30:00 +0100

Statement | Kabul (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned by the recent announcement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) suspending with immediate effect the women's rights to study higher education curriculums and to wo

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Nigeria: After Surviving an Explosion, Khadijah Walks Once More

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | For Khadijah Modu Abdullahi, this story began when the vehicle her family were travelling and drove over an explosive device in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.A distress call was sent to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which sent

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Pakistan: LUMS wins national round of 14th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) bagged the top prize at the national rounds of the 14th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition on international humanitarian law (IHL) organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: ICRC office damaged by shelling

Wed, 21 Dec 2022 16:15:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Donetsk was hit by shelling, damaging the building and several vehicles. No ICRC personnel were killed or injured.

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Yemen conflict: ICRC visits more than 3,400 detainees in 2022, reiterates continued commitment to support release and transfer operations

Wed, 21 Dec 2022 08:00:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – More than 3,400 people detained in relation with the conflict in Yemen were visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2022, humanitarian action that allows family members to know the fate of their loved ones.

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2022 in pictures: Resilience of humanity amid vast humanitarian needs

Tue, 20 Dec 2022 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | The year 2022 has been filled with unprecedented massive humanitarian needs arising from the effects of armed conflict, climate shocks and rising food and energy prices.

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ICRC and Amani Africa launch Special Research on the ‘Review of the Integration and Implementation of International Humanitarian Law in African Union Policies and Activities

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 12:00:00 +0100

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News release | In Africa and the world at large, conflict continues to be a major driver of humanitarian crises and human suffering. Many countries continue to live with the daily consequences of conflict posing suffering to civilians.

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South Africa: Happy reunion after 26 years.

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Decades of armed conflict and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have thrown thousands (918'000 according to the UNHCR) of people into exile.

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Pakistan: The Humanitarian Podcast on disability inclusion

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 10:15:00 +0100

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Video | The third episode of "The Humanitarian Podcast", featuring Muhammad Iqbal, disability inclusion adviser of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Pakistan, explores how people with disabilities define inclusion and what steps need to

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Fifth report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL is launched.

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | To take stock of its achievements in this area, the Council Working Group on Public International Law (COJUR) presented its fifth report on these guidelines on 14th December 2022. The report provides an overview of actions taken by the EU in 2021.

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Counting the Dead: An ICRC report on the migrants dying on Europe’s borders

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 08:30:00 +0100

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Georgia: Remains of 11 people identified in connection with the 1992–1993 armed conflict

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 08:00:00 +0100

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News release | The remains of the missing people were recovered within the framework of the Coordination Mechanism on Persons Unaccounted for in Connection with the Events of 1992–1993 Armed Conflict and After, which has operated with the ICRC's support since 2010

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Libya: ICRC inaugurates dormitory annexed to Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Centre

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | The dormitory has been equipped with an air conditioning system, disability access facilities, security measures, fire safety equipment, and a backup power supply.

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Annual review 2021: ICRC regional delegation for the gulf cooperation council countries

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 08:45:00 +0100

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Report | The ICRC works to promote and ensure respect for the rules of war, and facilitates ICRC operations worldwide through dialogue with government, civil society, military and diplomatic officials.

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Philippines: A far-flung community finally gets its own health clinic

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | As a midwife, Havana was particularly concerned about the lack of access to quality health-care services that the villagers – many of whom were displaced by armed conflict – suffered over the years.

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Haiti: Haitians trapped by violence, cholera, and lack of food

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:30:00 +0100

News release | Port-au-Prince (ICRC) – Amid increased high-levels of armed violence in Haiti that is exacerbating the health system’s ability to respond to an outbreak of cholera, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working to support the authori

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Panama: Mothers' Stories; photo exhibition

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:45:00 +0100

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News release | This initiative aims to make visible the challenges that mothers, from different positions and contexts, must face.

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Seoul: 17 countries join regional IHL conference

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 03:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross hosted “2022 North-East, South-East Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference on IHL: Bringing IHL Home – a Focus on Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare” in Seoul, the Republic of Korea in early November.

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Ukraine: ICRC President meets authorities, families of prisoners of war, and communities affected by the international armed conflict

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 14:30:00 +0100

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News release | Kyiv (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross has completed a four-day visit to Ukraine, during which she traveled to Odesa, Mykolaiv, the Kherson region and Kyiv to meet with authorities, families of prisoners of war an

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ICRC applauds UN Security Council’s adoption of a resolution protecting humanitarian activities

Fri, 09 Dec 2022 17:00:00 +0100

News release | New York (ICRC) - Today is an important day in the history of humanitarian action.

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From destroyed classrooms to future dreams: how one school in PNG’s Highlands is rebuilding

Fri, 09 Dec 2022 02:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | "My books, pens, and everything was burnt down and destroyed and for two years, I was not able to go to school," says Glenda Aldor, 8th grade student at Wabi Primary School.Wabi School in Papua New Guinea's Highlands was shaken by a tribal fight that

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ICRC at the UN: Urban warfare, digital threats and prisoners of war obligations are all humanitarian issues of high importance

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:00:00 +0100

Article | 6 December 2022Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates,We are meeting this year again at a time of significant humanitarian challenges compounded by armed conflicts, climate change and a global food and energy crisis.

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Request for Tender - GVA22/00188 - Frame Agreement - Electrical Items for Premises

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:00:00 +0100

Article | Please find all pertinent information and the related supporting documents for this tender as attached.Closing date for submission of offers: 13th January, 2023 at 16:00pm (Geneva time).Closing date for request for clarifications: 6th January, 2023 a

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: New visits to prisoners of war bring much-awaited news to families

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:00:00 +0100

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News release | More prisoners of war held by Russia and Ukraine have been visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in recent weeks, allowing delegates to check on their condition and treatment and share much-awaited news with their families.

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Cyberspace is not a legal vacuum, including during armed conflict

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | ICRC statement on International Law in the inter-sessional meeting of the OEWG on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies, 7 December 2022.

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A look at our Physical Rehabilitation Programme in Myanmar

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 07:45:00 +0100

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Video | Over 3,600 service users, 17,630 physiotherapy sessions, 1,100 prostheses and 11 repairmen training sessions across five physical rehabilitation facilities – that just about sums up 2022 for ICRC Myanmar’s Physical Rehabilitation Programme (PRP) team

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Cambodia: ICRC celebrates 30 years of physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 06:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 22 November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia, having provided support to more than 166,000 people with disabilities in the country.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian aid challenges in Rutshuru

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:00:00 +0100

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News release | Fighting in North Kivu, the state of the roads and the scale of needs among residents and displaced persons are all creating major obstacles for humanitarian aid.

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People living with disabilities contributing to society with their unique talents

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 07:45:00 +0100

Article | Armed conflict poses many challenges and risks for persons with pre-existing impairments. Usually, they are the first to be forgotten and are disproportionately affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.

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The ICRC in the UK and Ireland: Meet the team

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100

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Article | Find out more about the ICRC's team in the UK and Ireland.

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Venezuela: International Volunteer Day, the heart of the Movement

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 21:45:00 +0100

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Article | Being a Red Cross volunteer means getting to experience things from a different perspective.

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University of Dodoma wins 21st edition of All Africa competition on International Humanitarian Law

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 18:15:00 +0100

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Article | In the final round that took place in the courtroom of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) – Arusha Branch, the students, while showcasing their knowledge of IHL, put up a spirited fight in arguing for t

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The International Committee of the Red Cross Announces the Results of the 1st IHL Essay Competition

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 13:15:00 +0100

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News release | Earlier in June, the ICRC announced the first essay competition on the subject of missing persons under IHL, at the aim of engaging law students in relevant discussions of IHL and providing an academic platform for legal debates.The first edition of

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Somalia food crisis – drought, conflict and the fight for survival

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | Severe drought and conflict have combined to leave millions facing critical food shortages in Somalia. The ICRC supports a stabilisation centre in Baidoa, where severely malnourished children are admitted for urgent treatment.

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Afghanistan: disability in warzone - a constant fight for survival and dignity

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | Afghan's lives have been deeply impacted and transformed by over four decades of war. Some people lost a limb due to the conflict or accidents.

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: Under snow and ice, landmines and unexploded ordnance pose deadly danger to civilians

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:15:00 +0100

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News release | As the winter freeze sets in and attacks on infrastructure leave people without heat or electricity, civilians face an increased risk of being injured or killed by landmines and unexploded munitions.

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Humanitarian Journeys: ICRC staff share their experiences from the field — 2022

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | ICRC staff, from the Asia Pacific region, share their experiences from the field in this 2022 edition of 'Humanitarian Journeys'.

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Wheelchair basketball: The language of sport transcends barriers at tournament in India

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | India's first International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament featured ten teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Palestine, Syria and India competing in men's and women's categories, with seven men's and three women's teams.Organized

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Climate change journalists honoured at PII-ICRC Media Awards

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC's New Delhi regional delegation and the Press Institute of India (PII) hosted the 16th edition of the PII-ICRC Annual Awards for Best Article and Best Photograph recently.

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From wheelchair racing to owning a small business in Donetsk

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 06:00:00 +0100

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Article | We met Valeria in Donetsk several years ago. This smiley young woman never ceases to amaze us with her persistence, positive attitude, and incredible dedication.

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ICRC promotes social inclusion through sports on International Day of Persons with Disabilities in South Sudan

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:45:00 +0100

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Article | The 12-member team of four women and eight men will depart Juba for Kinshasa on the 2nd of December to play alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger.

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Libya: ICRC welcomes circular issued by Ministry of Local Government affirming local entities can work with the organization

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:30:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC welcomes the affirmation by the Ministry of Local Government that local authorities and entities can work with the ICRC.

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A year of “vast humanitarian need”: Crises the world can’t ignore in 2023

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | Here is a snapshot of humanitarian crises where needs are rising and need sustained attention and support.

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Humanitarian needs to deepen in dozens of conflict zones as world’s attention wanes

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:00:00 +0100

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News release | Humanitarian needs in dozens of countries from Yemen to Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are rising, a pattern that the ICRC expects to continue in 2023.

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Climate Change, Islam and IHL – ICRC Workshop Identifies Synergies

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:15:00 +0100

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Article | Fifteen Muslim scholars and professors of Islamic law from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and Yemen participated together with various technical experts from the ICRC.

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Russia-Ukraine international armed conflict: Repairing damaged homes, helping families stay warm in the winter

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0100

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Article | Nadezhda and Vasily's house were among those that were badly damaged when the shelling in their village happened. With the support of the ICRC, they can now spend this winter in their newly repaired home.

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“Lest the ghosts of Guernica keep haunting us…”

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0100

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Statement | Keynote speech by Nils Melzer, Director of International Law, Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy on the launch of the International Review of the Red Cross' double-edition entitled "How international humanitarian law develops" on 17 November 2022.

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“It’s time to elevate the laws of war to a political priority”

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 11:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Speech given by President Mirjana Spoljaric at the Graduate Institute – Geneva, 28 November 2022.Bodies of men covered the battlefield; corpses were strewn over roads and ravines.

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ICRC Health Response in Somalia

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | An extreme drought caused by several failed rainy seasons and an increase in armed violence and conflict this year have further exacerbated the already fragile situation, particularly in hard-to-reach areas where essential services are even scarcer.

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Wheelchair basketball: Virtual training during pandemic ups the game for many teams

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | Wheelchair basketball training, one of the main activities under the Physical Rehabilitation Programme of the ICRC, reached a whole new level of improvisation as it turned virtual while the world reeled under the impact of COVID-19.

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South Africa: Annual Regional Seminar on IHL hosted in South Africa

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:00:00 +0100

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News release | Pretoria, 24 November 2022 – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly hosted the 21st Annual Regional Seminar on the Implementation of International Humanitarian

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Wheelchair basketball: From the players’ travel diaries

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | Ten teams recently participated in an international wheelchair basketball championship organized by the ICRC's regional delegation in New Delhi in partnership with the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India and Paralympic Committee of India.

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Hopes for peace amongst tribal fighting in Hela

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 03:00:00 +0100

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Article | "In a blink of an eye we lost loved ones, our schools, the aid post, and many properties which took us time, resources, and money to acquire. Our children are not going to school.

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Restoring destroyed homes in Donetsk

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:30:00 +0100

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Article | "We were at home that day, my son and granddaughter had just come to us from Volnovakha to wait out the shelling. They thought that it would be safer here.

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Update of customary IHL database – November 2022

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:30:00 +0100

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Article | In November 2022, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Colombia and Sweden.

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In photos: Vice President Gilles Carbonnier’s first visit to the Philippines

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier, joined by Asia-Pacific Regional Director Christine Cipolla, visited the Philippines for the first time from 11 to 19 November 2022, where they witnessed the long-lasting impact of urban warfare and engaged autho

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Request For Launching Framework Agreement for Power Generators

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:15:00 +0100

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch a Request for Tender in connection with the following project:Framework Agreement for Purchase of power generators for ICRC assistance.Please find all pertinent

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Gaza: Third Humanitarian Diwan

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:45:00 +0100

Article | At a time when humanitarian action is facing mounting challenges across the globe, the guiding principles of the humanitarian action urgently need to be better understood.

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