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International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC statement on latest developments in Myanmar — 24 July 2021

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:30:00 +0200

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Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is closely following information that has been released recently, on the current situation at various prisons in Myanmar.

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Legal advisers in armed forces – Factsheet

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Each state must make legal advisers available, when necessary, to advise military commanders at the appropriate level on the application of international humanitarian law (IHL).

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Afghanistan: Civilians paying steep price of surge in violence and COVID-19

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | ICRC activities in Afghanistan, one of the the deadliest places in the world to be a civilian, and women and children make up nearly half of all civilian casualties.

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Ethiopia: Management of the dead training to first and emergency responders.

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:15:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Natural and man-made disasters can have catastrophic consequences, causing large number of deaths and overwhelming local even regional emergency response services.

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Iraq’s perfect storm – a climate and environmental crisis amid the scars of war

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:15:00 +0200

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

Mon, 19 Jul 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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Ethiopia: ICRC starts detention visits to members of the Ethiopian armed forces in the Tigray region.

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 15:15:00 +0200

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has started visiting members of the Ethiopian armed forces in the Tigray region earlier this week.“Visiting people in places of detention is a core part of our mandate and an establi

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Humanitarian space – or spaces – must be protected, without exception

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:45:00 +0200

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Statement | Written statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross to the UN Security Council Briefing: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Preserving Humanitarian Space.

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South Sudan: World Bank and ICRC partner to save and change lives

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:30:00 +0200

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Article | In the early morning hours on a cool day in October 2020, as rain clouds gathered in the sky, Julia Royn, a pregnant 28-year-old woman, arrived at Kodok Primary Health Care Centre. She was quickly diagnosed with a pregnancy complication.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Uprooted yet again, this time in the middle of a pandemic

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | For decades, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has significantly impacted the livelihood of people living in conflict-affected communities.

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Ethiopia: Communities in Tigray hit hard by growing food and fuel prices

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:45:00 +0200

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News release | ICRC operational updated following the ongoing crisis that began with fighting nine months ago in the Tigray region.

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Jordan: The experts who help meet humanitarian needs in the middle east

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Near and Middle East (NAME) accounts for 30% of the ICRC’s operations in 2021, with an aggregate budget figure of 604.4 million Swiss Francs.

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Jordan: The experts who help meet humanitarian needs in the middle east

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Near and Middle East (NAME) accounts for 30% of the ICRC’s operations in 2021, with an aggregate budget figure of 604.4 million Swiss Francs.

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Yemen conflict – The eyes never lie

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | There’s an old Yemeni saying that if you truly want to know how people are feeling, you should look into their eyes. Panic, loss, despair, death, fear – I’ve seen it all.

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Bangladesh: Managing medical waste cuts down infection risk in health complexes

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has set up medical waste management services as part of our support to health complexes in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh to develop sustainable infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes

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South Sudan Twitter Takeover

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:15:00 +0200

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Article | Junior Ali works for ICRC in South Sudan.

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Bougainville: survivors and families of the missing tell their stories

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0200

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Article | Misconceptions also exist about who goes missing and why they're missing. Families report feeling misunderstood by the community and service providers.

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Report - Fifth Meeting of Representatives of National IHL Committees of Commonwealth Countries

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:15:00 +0200

Report | From 26-30 April 2021, online, the Fifth Meeting of Representatives of National IHL Committees of Commonwealth Countries took place, under the overarching theme: 'Partnership, persistence and a sense of possibility: National IHL Committees and the Co

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Global Independent Board of Appeal (GIBA)

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Global Independent Board of Appeal (GIBA) is an internal review mechanism offered by the ICRC to all employees, which allows them to challenge dismissals and disciplinary measures if they believe that such decisions are in breach of internal rule

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CEJ — ICRC Award for Humanitarian Reporting 2021

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA) are excited to announce that applications for the 2021 Humanitarian Reporting Award are now open.

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News release from the Haitian National Red Cross Society, ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies regarding impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian action and the obligation to safeguard health-care services

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:15:00 +0200

News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement expresses its solidarity with the Haitian people and remind everyone that access to medicines and medical treatment, facilities and services must be available to all.

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DigitHarium Month #5: Providing (and denying) connectivity during crises

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | For the fifth DigitHarium month, we looked at how connectivity is impacting humanitarian operations, both as a service that people require (connectivity as aid) and as a tool facilitating humanitarian action (connectivity for aid).

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The World Bank, ICRC and UNICEF launch a report on joining forces in humanitarian and development collaboration to improve responses to protracted crises

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0200

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News release | Water and sanitation are priorities in both humanitarian and development work, but evidence shows that a lack of collaboration in conflict and violence-affected contexts between humanitarian and development support agencies is increasing costs, reduc

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Childhood memories between playfields and battlefields

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0200

Article | Supporting children’s mental health can be lifesaving in times of conflict and is just as important as stitching up a bleeding wound or having clean water.

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1980 convention on certain conventional weapons and its protocols – ratification kit

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:30:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | Adherence to the 1980 convention on certain conventional weapons and its protocols.

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Brazil: Unprecedented report describes the consequences of the disappearance of people

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:00:00 +0200

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News release | Brasília (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) releases on Tuesday (6) the report "Still?

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Oman: ICRC President Peter Maurer visits to reinforce humanitarian cooperation

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0200

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News release | Muscat/Kuwait: 06 July 2021 – The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer conducted a series of meetings with high-level officials in Oman on 06 July 2021.

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A Palestinian detainee on hunger strike is in critical state

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 12:45:00 +0200

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News release | “ICRC doctors have been visiting Mr. Ghadanfar Abu-Atwan and closely monitoring his situation”, said the head of ICRC’s health department in Israel and the occupied territories, Yves Giebens.

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Hunger strikes and the purpose of ICRC visits

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:45:00 +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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Ten years after independence, South Sudanese struggle with scars of violence

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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News release | Ten years after South Sudan independence, South Sudanese struggle with scars of violence. The ICRC has provided surgical care to more than 9,000 weapon-wounded patients since the birth of the country in July 2011.

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Why engaging with non-state armed groups?

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | Humanitarian engagement with armed groups, including non-state armed groups (NSAGs) has long been a defining feature of the ICRC's work.

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ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: 2011 to 2021

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | Cycles of conflict and armed violence have repeatedly displaced families and reduced their ability to meet their daily needs.

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Bangladesh: ICRC donates body bags, PPE items to ensure dignified handling of COVID-19 deceased

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:30:00 +0200

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Article | To ensure the safety of those who handle the bodies, the ICRC donated 2,535 body bags and 73,293 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to different agencies of first responders across Bangladesh.

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“Still? This is The Word That Hurts The Most”

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:45:00 +0200

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Annual Report 2020

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 06:45:00 +0200

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Report | The Annual Report 2020 is an account of the activities conducted by the ICRC worldwide over the past year.

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Mozambique: ICRC launches new delegation to respond to increased humanitarian needs

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0200

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Article | ICRC has been present in Mozambique for more than 40 years, as it started its activities in the country in the 70's.Civil warDuring the 16-year-long civil war, the ICRC assisted the affected population with essential food and non-food items, the rees

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Mali: doctor Sogoré, standing at the bedside of the wounded and sick in Kidal.

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 18:30:00 +0200

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Article | After his medical studies, Doctor Sogoré returned to his hometown of Kangaba, about a hundred kilometers south of Bamako. There, he worked in the surgery department of the referral health center.

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The ICRC engagement with armed groups: a humanitarian necessity

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | Throughout its history, and across the world, the ICRC, pursuant to its mandate and fundamental principles of neutrality and impartiality, has sought to engage with all parties to a conflict in order to secure access to vulnerable populations for ess

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Remarks by Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Near and Middle East Regional Director

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0200

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Statement | Remarks by Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Near and Middle East Regional Director, briefing on Humanitarian situation of Stranded and Detained People in Northeast Syria.

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Mozambique: Over 40 years of humanitarian work

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:15:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The ICRC has been present in Mozambique for more than 40 years. During the 16-year-long civil war, ICRC assisted affected communities with essential food and non-food items, reestablishment of family links and access to health services.

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"Cyber operations during armed conflict are not happening in a ‘legal void’ or ‘grey zone’ – they are subject to the established principles and rules of international humanitarian law."

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0200

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Statement | UN Security Council Open Debate on Cyber Security, Maintaining international peace and security in cyberspace: written statement delivered by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Somalia: Cash and business skills training support to women-headed businesses

Sun, 27 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Today marks the International Day of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Small businesses led by women and young entrepreneurs continue to face the pandemic's wrath economically.

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ICRC strongly condemns the killing of three MSF staff members in Ethiopia

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:15:00 +0200

News release | "I can't describe the shock we all felt to hear this devastating news," said Nicolas Von Arx, the ICRC head of delegation in Addis Ababa. "MSF personnel work tirelessly to help people who urgently need their humanitarian work.

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Nigeria: Healthcare in Danger Training Module for Medical Students, Healthcare Workers and Teachers

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0200

Publication | Armed conflict and other situations of widespread violence generate immediate and additional health-care requirements for wounded and sick people. These requirements increase at the very time when insecurity makes it more difficult to address them.

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ICRC: Korean War Anniversary and the Geneva Conventions

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | A series of images of the prisoners of war from the Korean War, where the application of the Geneva Conventions was enacted, show the conditions where the prisoners were treated.

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Operational update on medical evacuation of wounded patients in Tigray, Ethiopia

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:15:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC facilitated a second medical evacuation of wounded people that was carried out by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and medical personnel from Ayder Hospital in Mekelle.

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3rd ASEAN-ICRC joint platform focuses on adaptation to the evolving ‘riskscape’ in ASEAN and beyond

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | Jakarta, 24 June 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) emphasised the need for collective adaptability in the face of evolving disaster risk landscape within and be

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Humanitarian and military dialogue : Engaging with militaries to protect civilians in conflict zones

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | Excellencies, colleaguesThank you to the Ministry of Defense for the opportunity to address you: In the face of widespread suffering in conflict zones around the world, it is critical that the humanitarian perspective is considered in discussions on

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Philippines: How we're helping build a stronger mental health workforce in Mindanao

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0200

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Article | With limited resources and a widespread stigma on mental health, especially during COVID-19, how can people have better access to the care they need?

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Sexual violence, conflict, and COVID-19: An invisible pandemic

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

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Article | Ensuring mental health and psychosocial support on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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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 ConflictThe writing competition:This legal writing competition is dedicated to providing academics and aspiring researchers with a space to explore the link between climate change and conflict through asses

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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 | How the ICRC is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within prison facilities and protecting detainees in Bangladesh's prisons

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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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Venezuela: A helping hand for communities

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC's humanitarian work in Venezuela is aimed at addressing the most urgent needs of communities affected by armed violence.

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Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award: Antoine Agoudjian nominated for his story on the humanitarian consequences of the Nagorno-Karabarkh conflict

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:45:00 +0200

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News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) awarded its Visa d'Or prize for humanitarian photojournalism to independent French photojournalist Antoine Agoudjian.

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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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Two decades of caring and curing: The humanitarian journey of a Chinese doctor

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 03:00:00 +0200

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Article | Dr Au went on over 20 humanitarian missions, mainly for the ICRC and Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), to conflict or disaster-affected countries and areas such as South Sudan, Iraq, Nigeria, the Philippines and Haiti.

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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. A prolonged drought has only made things worse

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DR Congo : Ensuring access to water a priority in wake of volcanic eruption near Goma

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0200

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Article | The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on 22 May 2021, caused significant damage to homes, hospitals and water-supply infrastructure in nearby Goma, and displaced several thousand people.

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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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Honduras: The displaced

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:15:00 +0200

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Article | *Names of people and places have been changed to protect identities.55% of people displaced by violence in Honduras are women, according to the Second Characterization Study of Internal Displacement due to Violence in Honduras.

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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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DR Congo: Huge numbers of people in dire need of assistance following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | Depuis samedi 29 mai, des mouvements pendulaires sont signalés entres les sites de déplacements et la ville de Goma. Les besoins humanitaires sont immenses.

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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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Mali: In Inabelbel, water is a blessing

Mon, 31 May 2021 16:30:00 +0200

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Article | Inabelbel is a village in the Gourma-Rharous circle, in the Timbuktu region. In this desert town of around 2,400 inhabitants, drinking water had become a luxury.

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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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Article | Download the report

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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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