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International Committee of the Red Cross

Sexual Violence, Conflict, and COVID-19: An Invisible Pandemic

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:45:00 +0200

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Article | Despite clear legal prohibitions, sexual violence remains widespread during armed conflicts and other situations of violence, as well as in detention. It occurs in various contexts and has grave humanitarian consequences.

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ICRC facilitates medical evacuation of wounded people from Togoga village in Tigray

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:00:00 +0200

Statement | The ICRC helped facilitate medical evacuation of wounded people by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) from Togoga village, in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

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ICRC’s Fifth IHL Arabic Writing Competition

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | ThemeClimate change, Environment, and Armed Conflict

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Ten cases of missing persons from the 1990-1991 Gulf War officially closed

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:45:00 +0200

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News release | At the 51st Tripartite Commission (TC) meeting yesterday, held under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), it was announced that the cases of ten missing persons and Prisoners of War (PoW) from the 1990-1991 Gulf War we

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The challenges for humanitarian action in today’s conflicts: the perspective from the International Committee of the Red Cross

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Excellencies, colleagues.It is a pleasure to address you today and I extend my warm appreciation to Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu.

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Protecting detainees during COVID-19: Isolation centres inaugurated in Bangladesh’s prisons

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:15:00 +0200

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Article | An outbreak of COVID-19 in a prison can be devastating for both the prison population and prison staff.

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Red Cross Red Crescent: Humanitarian sector joins forces to tackle ‘existential threat’ of climate change

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:45:00 +0200

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News release | The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement invites all humanitarian organizations to sign the Climate and Environment Charter to foster a strong commitment to climate action.

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"Patients' stories move me," says South Sudan war surgeon

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC supports two surgical units in South Sudan: one in Akobo County Hospital, Jonglei State, and one in Juba Military Hospital, Central Equatoria State. A quarter of the patients treated for gunshot wounds in these units are women and children.

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Red cross red crescent movement introduces humanitarian awards for practicing journalists in Jordan

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 15:15:00 +0200

Article | When armed conflict, violence, or disasters occur, lives are lost, property destroyed, people go missing, and many are scarred physically and psychologically.

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ICRC: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence 2021

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC works to eliminate sexual violence in armed conflict, detention and other situations of violence, by engaging in high-level humanitarian diplomacy, addressing root causes and maintaining dialogue with arms carriers to prevent incidents of se

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Covid-19: Brazil hits the mark of 500,000 lives lost and the ICRC alerts that frontline workers are exhausted

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 02:30:00 +0200

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News release | Brasília (ICRC) – Brazil hit the sad mark of 500,000 deaths this Saturday (19), according to the Ministry of Health. With that, the country becomes the second one to break the barrier of half a million victims.

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Devastating aftermath of Israel-Gaza escalation

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | People in Gaza and Israel have been deeply affected by the latest escalation.

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ICRC supports with police training in Bougainville

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 03:30:00 +0200

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News release | The workshops are tentatively scheduled to commence in Arawa Police Station on the 16th June, followed by Buin on the 18th June and concluded in Buka on the 21st June.ICRC Head of Office in Bougainville, Mukhamed Khavtsukov, said over the recent year

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Burkina Faso: When water scarcity meets conflict

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 21:45:00 +0200

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Article | Burkina Faso has been experiencing a humanitarian crisis since armed conflict broke out in 2016. As in the rest of the Sahel region, a prolonged drought has only made things worse.

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How diverse leadership shaped responses to COVID-19 within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | The Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG) in collaboration with the Global Network for Women Leaders in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (GLOW Red), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and

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Red Cross steps up support to Venezuelan migrants, including refugees, across 17 American countries

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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News release | Red Cross movement steps up support to Venezuelan migrants, including refugees, across 17 American countries with new migration programmes totaling 236 million CHF ($264 million) to address short, medium and long-term needs.

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Ethiopia: 5th National International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:30:00 +0200

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Article | Fifty-seven (57) law students drawn from 19 (nineteen) universities across the country took part in the competition, which was organized by the ICRC delegation in Ethiopia, in partnership with Bahir Dar University.Competitors presenting their argumen

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Stories of displacement, loss and starting over

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | The long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has inflicted suffering and loss on people since the 1990s. On the morning of 27 September 2020, it escalated into a full-scale war along the line of contact and in populated areas.

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Global Advisory Board on digital threats during conflict

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:15:00 +0200

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Article | A high-level advisory board is supporting the ICRC on legal and policy challenges to protect civilians from cyber threats and other digital risks during conflict

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Call for Papers: Southeast Asian Contributions to the Development of the Rules of Warfare in Islam

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with Journal al-Jamiah of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta and the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), Kuala Lumpur are delighted to i

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Papua New Guinea – ICRC Activities 2020

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:15:00 +0200

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Article | Missing persons: The Right to knowMany people go missing during conflict or war causing anguish and uncertainty for their families and friends.

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Global Health Forum: As we prepare for the next possible test, what should we do to build stronger public health protection networks?

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 02:30:00 +0200

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Video | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier's speech at the Second Conference of Global Health Forum (GHF) in Qingdao, China, on June 03, 2021.

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ICRC President visits Myanmar to discuss humanitarian issues

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0200

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Statement | The ICRC President Peter Maurer while on a visit to Myanmar said that the people, caught between armed conflict and COVID-19, are in urgent need of assistance and protection.

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A statement from Robert Mardini, the director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross, after his visit to Israel and occupied Palestinian territory this week

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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Statement | A statement from Robert Mardini, the director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross, after his visit to Israel and occupied Palestinian territory on the first week of June 2021.

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Facts & Figures Gaza-May 2021

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:15:00 +0200

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Report | Renewed hostilities between Gaza and Israel broke out in May and lasted for 11 days.

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Libya: a journey into Ghadames “the pearl of desert” to deliver aid

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:45:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Six hundred kilometers south west from the Libyan capital Tripoli, lies in the desert the ancient oasis town of Ghadames also known as the “Pearl of the desert”.

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Global Health Forum: ICRC session on universal health coverage for communities in highly challenging environments

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | On June 1st, 2021, the Second Conference of Global Health Forum (GHF) of Boao Forum for Asia opened in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier is expected to deliver a video speech at one of the plenary sessions.

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How a Syrian refugee in Jordan survived the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown

Mon, 31 May 2021 14:30:00 +0200

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Article | How the ICRC helped a Syrian refugee in Jordan, who runs a small business maintaining and servicing mobile phones, survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ethiopia: Fear and lack of farming supplies risk severe long-term food shortages

Mon, 31 May 2021 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | Access our latest media footage.Endrias Kidane states: "Our children are suffering. Whenever we hear the sound of a corrugated iron we all run thinking it's gunshots.

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Nepal: Over 650 people benefit from disability screening camps in remote areas

Mon, 31 May 2021 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | Kathmandu: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) recently organized disability screening camps in the remote areas of two districts in mid-western Nepal – Lamjung and Tanahun.

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DR Congo: The population of Goma flees a volcano’s menace as a major humanitarian crisis looms

Fri, 28 May 2021 16:30:00 +0200

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ICRC dramatically increases its budget in Ethiopia and Sudan as needs grow at an alarming rate

Thu, 27 May 2021 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC is asking donors for an additional 28 million Swiss francs ($31.3 million) for its operations in Ethiopia and Sudan following violence that has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes.

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Peru: The ICRC’s efforts to help victims of violence in the VRAEM

Wed, 26 May 2021 23:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Peru regularly visits the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM).

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5 years on, there has not been significant change: access to health care continues to be impeded

Wed, 26 May 2021 15:45:00 +0200

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Statement | Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC, in the the Side Event on Protection of Health Care of the United Nations protection of civilians in armed conflict week.

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Avoiding Civilian Harm from Military Cyber Operations during Armed Conflicts

Wed, 26 May 2021 11:15:00 +0200

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4 years since Marawi conflict: Families honor missing loved ones

Wed, 26 May 2021 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | Families of missing persons are still yearning for their loved ones, four years after the Marawi conflict

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Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for polypropylene (PP) sleeping mats

Tue, 25 May 2021 18:15:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC and IOM are performing an open procurement tender concerning 3 years frame agreement for polypropylene (PP) sleeping mats: 180x90cm, 180x270cm and 180x360cm.

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We can build on good practices emerging from the pandemic to address the individual and systemic drivers of vulnerability

Tue, 25 May 2021 18:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Security Council open debate, protection of civilians in armed conflict: Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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The ICRC calls on all States to affirm that IHL applies to, and therefore restricts, cyber operations during armed conflicts

Tue, 25 May 2021 16:30:00 +0200

Statement | The ICRC calls on all States to affirm that IHL applies to, and therefore restricts, cyber operations during armed conflicts: statement to the Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behavior in cyberspace in the context of inter

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War in Cities: Tripoli, Libya

Tue, 25 May 2021 16:00:00 +0200

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Article | We spoke with Youser Benali, who works as a programme officer responsible for relief and livelihoods activities for the ICRC in Tripoli, Libya.What's life like in Tripoli at the moment?At the moment the situation in Tripoli is relatively calm.

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Afghanistan: Repaired hand pumps gush water, health and relief in refugee camps

Tue, 25 May 2021 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | Responding to the crisis, in 2020, the ICRC repaired hand pumps in Bolan, Karez, Qala-e-Bost and Mukhtar refugee camps in Lashkar Gah region, restoring safe drinking water for internally displaced people.

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UZ law student wins ICRC International Humanitarian Law essay competition

Mon, 24 May 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | The University of Zimbabwe’s Lincoln Majogo has scooped the top prize in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) International Humanitarian Law (IHL) competition.The competition was rolled out to four academic institutions in the country

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Missing and Deceased Migrants and their Families

Mon, 24 May 2021 14:30:00 +0200

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Publication | South Africa is a major destination and transit country for migrants from the Eastern and Southern Africa regions and beyond.

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ICRC deploying additional staff to Gaza

Mon, 24 May 2021 14:00:00 +0200

News release | Thousands have been rendered homeless and are taking shelter in schools following the destruction of civilian buildings and other infrastructure in the fighting.

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African Values in War: A Tool on Traditional Customs and IHL

Mon, 24 May 2021 12:45:00 +0200

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Fratelli Tutti: Holy See Event on “Fraternity, Multilateralism and Peace”

Mon, 24 May 2021 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | On 15 April 2021, the Holy See organised a high-level event on "Fraternity, Multilateralism and Peace".

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No one is safe until everyone is safe – why we need a global response to COVID-19

Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | Health care for all: To curb COVID-19, we need a global response making sure that everyone everywhere has urgent access to vaccinations

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The ICRC Meets with the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | In the Philippines, the country with the largest population of Christian believers in Asia, religious leaders and faith-based organizations play a crucial role in responding to the humanitarian needs of conflict-affected populations.

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Humanitarian journeys: ICRC staff share their experiences from the field

Mon, 24 May 2021 06:00:00 +0200

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

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International Criminal Justice: The Institutions

Fri, 21 May 2021 16:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Although the idea dates back to the aftermath of the First World War, it was only in 1945 that the first successful international organs of criminal justice – the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals – were established, to address war

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Burkina Faso: Armed violence and communal tensions escalating dangerously

Fri, 21 May 2021 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | "As the weeks go by, the number of victims only increases.

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Statement by Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Near and Middle East Director

Fri, 21 May 2021 11:00:00 +0200

Statement | Statement by Fabrizio Carboni to the UN Geneva journalist after the ceasefire in Gaza and in Israel after 11 intense days of torment, death and destruction for civilians.

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Afghanistan: A loan to revive hope and dignity

Fri, 21 May 2021 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | When Sebghatullah had left home and family in a remote village of Badakhshan Province's Yaftal district, where even roads do not reach, to go to Kunduz Province, he had carried a dream in his heart.

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Israel and the occupied territories: No time to lose

Fri, 21 May 2021 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | The populations in Gaza and Israel are facing the most intense cycle of hostilities in years and this cycle of violence bears heavy consequences on the civilian population.We are closely monitoring the humanitarian impact of the fighting and are comm

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Afghanistan: ICRC social worker’s grit inspires fellow Afghan to rebuild life

Fri, 21 May 2021 07:00:00 +0200

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Article | An accident left 39 year-old Nick Mohammad paralyzed and bedridden, rendering him jobless and hopeless, but through ICRC-run Physical Rehabilitation Centre and connection with ICRC's social worker, he has found a new opportunity.

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Civil defence in international humanitarian law – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Civil defence reflects the desire of those who made international humanitarian law to mitigate the loss, damage and suffering inflicted on civilians as a result of the dramatic development of the meth­ods and means of warfare.

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1972 Convention on the Prohibition of Biological weapons

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

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

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1993 Chemical Weapons Convention – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

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

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New weapons - Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules which seeks to limit the effects of armed con­flict.

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General principles of international criminal law – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | International criminal law is the body of law that prohibits certain categories of conduct deemed to be serious crimes, regulates procedures governing investigation, prosecution and punishment of those categories of conduct, and holds perpetrators in

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Universal jurisdiction over war crimes – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Based on the notion that certain crimes are so grave that they affect the international community as a whole, the principle of universal jurisdiction, which entitles a State to prosecute offenders even in the absence of any link between the crime com

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1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

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

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Command responsibility and failure to act – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | International humanitarian law (IHL) provides a system for repressing serious violations of its rules based on the individual criminal responsibility of those responsible. The violations can also result from a failure to act.

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Criminal procedure – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | The repression of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, whatever the nationality of the offender and the place where they are committed, is crucial to ensuring respect for international law and to the interests of justice.

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1954 Convention on the protection of cultural property - Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Military operations have often resulted in the destruction of irreplaceable cultural property, a loss not only to the country of origin but also to the cultural heritage of all people.

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2008 Convention on cluster munitions – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

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

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Judicial guarantees and safeguards – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | The repression of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, whatever the nationality of the offender and the place where they are committed, is crucial to ensuring respect for international law and to the interests of justice.

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1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

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

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Cooperation in extradition and judicial assistance in criminal matters – Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | In order to ensure respect for international humanitarian law (IHL), States must establish mecha­nisms to punish violations of that law.

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Respecting and protecting health care in armed conflicts and in situations not covered by international humanitarian law - Factsheet

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | International humanitarian law (IHL) – also called the “law of war” or the “law of armed conflict” – sets out detailed rules that seek for humanitarian reasons to limit the effects of armed conflict.

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ICRC database on national measures implementing international humanitarian law

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Fact sheet describing the objective and content of the ICRC database on national measures to implement international humanitarian law.Database -implementation of IHL

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National Committees for the implementation of international humanitarian law

Fri, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 are the principal treaties governing aid to and protection of the victims of armed conflict.

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ICRC and IFRC adopt the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

Thu, 20 May 2021 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations is now opened for signature by all humanitarian organizations, following its adoption by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and

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Afghanistan: Mohammad Azam - A story of tragedy and hope

Thu, 20 May 2021 12:45:00 +0200

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Article | Mohammad Azam's childhood was joyful and simple. He lived with his parents, brother and two sisters in Zahir Abad high in the mountains of Faizabad, Badakhshan province.

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Sri Lanka: Taking on life with needle and thread

Thu, 20 May 2021 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | Armed with a needle and thread, Suntharalingam Saraswathi is ready to take on the world. Not long ago, her world was full of chaos. Life was hard for her family during the 30-year conflict.

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Indonesia: Exploring the promotion and protection of human dignity in the Dayak culture

Thu, 20 May 2021 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | Pontianak – Promoting and protecting human dignity is likely the most universal of values as it has always been at the core of various international norms.

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Sri Lanka: Exploring contemporary challenges to international humanitarian law

Thu, 20 May 2021 05:15:00 +0200

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Article | The Geneva Conventions enjoy universal acceptance, even seven decades after their adoption.

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1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949

Thu, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | International humanitarian law is the set of rules which, in times of war, protect those who are not, or no longer, taking an active part in hostilities, and limit the choice of methods and means of warfare.

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Israel and the occupied territories: People in Gaza and Israel need an urgent respite from the fighting

Wed, 19 May 2021 17:45:00 +0200

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Statement | People in Gaza and Israel need an urgent respite from the fighting, a statement in the name of Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Near and Middle East Director.

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Blaise Matuidi teams up with the ICRC to protect health-care workers in conflict zones

Wed, 19 May 2021 15:15:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC, Blaise Matuidi and the ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi produced a campaign to raise awareness of the essential role of health-care workers and the need to protect them.

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Indonesia: Collaboration with the PMI in the Papua Province

Wed, 19 May 2021 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | Jakarta (ICRC) – In support of strengthening the capacity of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) at the provincial and district level, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation to Indonesia and Timor-Le

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Pakistan: Strengthening humanitarian forensics in Sindh

Wed, 19 May 2021 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | Humanitarian crises, including pandemics, often result in large-scale fatalities with many deceased going unidentified because of improper or undignified management of the dead. But an individual has the right to dignity in both life and death.

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Red Cross Red Crescent: We need new extraordinary steps to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and we need them now

Tue, 18 May 2021 12:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling on states and pharmaceutical companies to move much faster toward a solution to the glaring inequity in access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

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Central African Republic: “I wish the world were more aware of what is happening here”

Tue, 18 May 2021 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | Looking back at the end of my assignment, I am overwhelmed by the scale of suffering I've seen.

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

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:45:00 +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 (Learn more).

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

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:45:00 +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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Israel and the occupied territories: Hostilities between Gaza and Israel must stop and much-needed humanitarian activities must start now.

Sun, 16 May 2021 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | Ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Sunday, the ICRC calls on the leaders concerned to exert maximum influence to stop the hostilities between Gaza and Israel."The intensity of the conflict is something we have not seen before, wi

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ICRC recalls the importance of humanitarian work amid demonstrations

Fri, 14 May 2021 20:30:00 +0200

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Article | Bogota (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned about rising violence in different parts of Colombia and the ensuing humanitarian consequences.In the last two weeks, over 100 attacks on healthcare workers and services

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DigitHarium Month #4: Drones, "eyes in the sky", and humanitarian operations

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | For this fourth DigitHarium month, we looked at how this much-discussed type of technology (drones and remote sensing) can be used in humanitarian operations, what advantages they might bring, and what are the key challenges that make their use more

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ICRC, DCAF hold webinar for Chinese companies on Voluntary Principles

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | On 22 April 2021, the ICRC and DCAF organized a webinar to raise awareness of the Voluntary Principles among Chinese companies. The webinar was jointly organized with the CCCMC and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Peter Maurer: “We must decide what role we want human beings to play in life-and-death decisions during armed conflicts”

Wed, 12 May 2021 14:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), during a virtual briefing on the new ICRC position on autonomous weapon systems.

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Bringing IHL Home: Guidelines on the National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

Wed, 12 May 2021 11:30:00 +0200

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Article | In December 2019, the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent adopted Resolution 1 (33IC/19/R1), entitled Bringing IHL home: A road map for better national implementation of international humanitarian law.The resolution is bas

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ICRC position on autonomous weapon systems

Wed, 12 May 2021 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | With a view to supporting current efforts to establish internationally agreed limits on autonomous weapon systems to address the concern they raise, ICRC recommends that States adopt new legally binding rules.

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Sudan: Facts & Figures 2020

Tue, 11 May 2021 19:00:00 +0200

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Article | Communities in the Western and Southern parts of Sudan suffered from the humanitarian consequences of years of conflicts that affected the provision of basic services.

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Humanitarian Economics: ICRC Vice President on how it can better address protracted conflicts

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:15:00 +0200

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News release | In his presentation, titled “Humanitarian Economics in Protracted Conflicts”, Dr.

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Israel and the occupied territories: Restraint and de-escalation urgently needed as civilians pay a terrible price

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:30:00 +0200

News release | Urgent call for restraint and de-escalation in Israel and the occupied territories, statement in the name of Fabrizio Carboni, Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, ICRC

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Florence Nightingale Medal: Honoring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2021 recipients

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:15:00 +0200

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Article | Twenty-five outstanding nurses from 18 countries have been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.

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ICRC launches a new campaign to help the world’s mothers caught in war

Tue, 11 May 2021 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the ICRC launches new campaign to highlight the courage of women living in conflict zones as they face and overcome immense challenges.

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Libya: Beyond Jargon Reconnecting Families Separated by War

Tue, 11 May 2021 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | In Libya, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works to help families find loved ones missing due to conflict as part of its Restoring Family Links program.

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