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It’s not just NGOs tackling humanitarian crises. Banks have a role too

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:15:00 +0200

Article | ICRC President, Peter Maurer says it's time for a paradigm shift to seek new ways to finance aid.

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Asia regional conference discusses ways to generate respect for humanitarian law

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 +0200

Article | Some 60 government officials and law experts, from 15 countries in the Asia region and beyond, gathered in Singapore for the regional international humanitarian law (IHL) conference from 27 to 28 April 2017.

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China: a conference to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions

Fri, 19 May 2017 02:45:00 +0200

News release | An international conference opens today in Beijing to mark the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions.

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Somalia: Big influx at nutritional feeding centres for children

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:00:00 +0200

News release | Baidoa, Somalia (ICRC) – The nutritional feeding centre for malnourished children supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Baidoa, Somalia has more than twice as many young patients this year as one year ago, underscoring the larg

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An overview of Islam and International Humanitarian Law ICRC webinar with The Islamic College

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:30:00 +0200

Article | In times of war, religious leaders can play a vital role in strengthening respect for human dignity, especially in times of protracted conflicts and polarization.

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Malaysia: Regional workshop on law of armed conflict at sea launched

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:15:00 +0200

Report | A regional workshop on the law of armed conflict at sea, gathering 28 senior naval officers from Asia Pacific region, was inaugurated at the National Defence University of Malaysia on 16 May.

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China: Updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention launched at the CUPL

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 +0200

Photo gallery | The Updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention was launched at the China University of Political Science and Law on May 17th.

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Timeline: ICRC's humanitarian action in the Philippines

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:00:00 +0200

Infographic | The ICRC, a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization, has been helping victims of armed conflicts in the Philippines since World War II.

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Colombia: Corporate partners see our impact in the field

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Article | Seven representatives of the ICRC's corporate support group (CSG) and the private sector accompanied President Peter Maurer on a field visit to Colombia in January of this year.The trip allowed participants to see the various dimensions of the ICRC's

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Myanmar: Beyond emergency relief

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:15:00 +0200

Article | ICRC President Peter Maurer visited Myanmar last week where, in parts of the country, people are still suffering after decades of conflict and violence.

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From Islamabad to Salzburg: Zainab reunited with her dad

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:30:00 +0200

Video | In an operation that mobilised the ICRC, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and the Austrian Red Cross, a father got to meet his daughter for the very first time.

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EHL list of documents

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:15:00 +0200

Article | Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law.

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Myanmar: ICRC president concludes official visit

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:00 +0200

News release | Myanmar (ICRC) - Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), carried out his second official visit to Myanmar from 9 to 12 May. Mr.

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Pakistan: First responders from 17 countries learn about the proper management of dead bodies

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:45:00 +0200

Article | Islamabad (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is going to conduct a five-day course in Islamabad on managing dead bodies during emergencies, which will be focused on the respectful treatment and accurate identification of dea

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Yemen: Access to detainees a humanitarian must

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200

News release | Geneva/Sana’a (ICRC) – The suffering of thousands of families who have had no contact with relatives detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen must end, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday.

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Ethiopia: Second humanitarian law moot court competition held

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:00:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC in Ethiopia promotes the international humanitarian law through the provision of relevant education, training and moot court competitions.

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Humanitarian challenges 2017: ICRC Colombia Report

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:00:00 +0200

Publication | During 2016, the ICRC recorded 838 alleged violations of IHL and other humanitarian principles that affected nearly 18,600 people in Colombia. The organization is also concerned about the reconfiguration of armed groups in the field.

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Electricity shortages affect all aspects of life in Gaza

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:00:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Severe power and fuel shortage has reached a critical point in Gaza, endangering essential services including health care, wastewater treatment and water provision.

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The ICRC in Kyrgyzstan: Facts and figures, January – April 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:15:00 +0200

Article | From visiting detainees to providing improved health care, an overview of the Kyrgyzstan ICRC delegation work from January to April 2017.

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Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL)

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:45:00 +0200

Article | Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law.

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Why there should be a humanitarian dimension to China's Belt and Road project

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 +0200

Statement | There should be a humanitarian dimension to the Belt and Road initiative, argues Peter Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC at the "One Belt, One Road" Conference, Beijing, 14-15 May 2017.

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A crucial lifeline is restoring dignity for drought-affected families in Somalia

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:15:00 +0200

Photo gallery | A cash injection is giving families in Somalia a lifeline that will see them through potentially one of the most severe droughts in recent history.

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Business and Conflict Traineeship at the Directorate of International Law and Policy in support of the ICRC Economic Adviser

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 +0200

Article | The Directorate of International Law and Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is offering a one-year traineeship to support the work of its Economic Adviser,to begin in July 2017 if possible.The Economic Adviser at the Direct

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ICRC response to the Syrians' needs in Jordan in 2016

Sun, 14 May 2017 14:30:00 +0200

Article | The majority of Syrians who sought refuge in Jordan came with little or no belongings.

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Bangladesh: Regional Conference for correctional managers

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:45:00 +0200

News release | Geneva/Dhaka – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Bangladesh’s prison directorate are hosting the fourth Asia-Pacific Correctional Managers Conference in Dhaka from 16 to 18 May 2017.

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South Africa: Helping detained migrants and separated families to restore contact with their loved ones in 2016

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:45:00 +0200

Article | The Pretoria Regional Delegation continues to work with various stakeholders with the objective of assisting people in humanitarian need as well as capacitating national authorities to enable them to adequately respond to humanitarian needs.

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ICRC President visits China to attend the “Belt & Road” Forum for International Cooperation

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:45:00 +0200

News release | Geneva/Beijing (ICRC) – On the invitation of the government of the People's Republic of China, ICRC President Peter Maurer is starting tomorrow a three-day visit to China, to attend the "Belt & Road" (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation.

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Florence Nightingale Medal: Honouring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2017 recipients

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 +0200

Article | Thirty-nine outstanding nurses from 22 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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On World Red Cross Day, Bhutan Red Cross Society officially launched

Wed, 10 May 2017 08:30:00 +0200

Article | Bhutan Red Cross Society was officially launched by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on World Red Cross Day 2017 in Thimpu.

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South Sudan: Living under a tree, thousands need water, food, shelter

Wed, 10 May 2017 06:45:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have fled from their homes and now live under the spare shelter of trees in nearby Aburoc.

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Reaffirming the importance of integrated protection of civilians

Wed, 10 May 2017 06:45:00 +0200

Video | Forty-one serving military officers from five continents gathered in New Delhi to participate in a Regional Workshop on Integrated Protection of Civilians (PoC) held in December 2016.

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For Myanmar’s displaced, landmines stand in the way of returning home

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:00 +0200

Article | In Myanmar, landmines and unexploded ordnance stand in the way of displaced people returning to their homes.

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Brazil: Portraits of a never-ending wait

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:00 +0200

News release | ICRC to hold a photo exhibition on families of missing persons in Brasilia.

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Everywhere for Everyone - #RedCrossDay #RedCrescentDay 2017

Mon, 08 May 2017 14:30:00 +0200

Video | On World Red Cross Day, we thank our Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff.

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2017 - Everywhere for everyone

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:30:00 +0200

Statement | Joint statement, Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC

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Never again: Nagasaki must be the last atomic bombing

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:30:00 +0200

Statement | On 24-26 April, at the invitation of the Japanese Red Cross Society, leaders and experts of 35 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, their International Federation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), met in Nagasaki, Ja

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2017 Young humanitarian writers competition: Even wars have limits

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:15:00 +0200

News release | The ICRC and The National Press Club Malaysia (NPC), together with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), celebrate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day today by launching the 2017 Young Humanitarian Writers Competition.This year's theme is '

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Tajikistan: ICRC provides medical supplies to Ishkashim District Hospital

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:15:00 +0200

News release | Dushanbe (ICRC) – Today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided medical supplies to Ishkashim District Hospital in Gorno–Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in Tajikistan.

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Kenya: Cash donation helps family fight drought

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:00:00 +0200

Article | In April the International Committee of the Red Cross and Kenya Red Cross Society donated about $100 per household – spread out in three monthly payments to 64 households to assist families trying to overcome the effects of drought.

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Nigeria: Three children forced to run from war reunited with family

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:45:00 +0200

Article | Three children are finally reunited with their father in Nigeria through ICRC’s restoring family links services.

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Nigeria: Responding to the needs of people affected by armed conflict in 2017

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:30:00 +0200

Article | In 2017 we have provided food, health care, and improved access to clean water.

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Ethiopia: Red Cross delivering hay to prevent cattle deaths

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:30:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society are delivering hay to families affected by drought who have been displaced by violence in an effort to prevent the deaths of cattle the communities rely on.

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From Gaza to Paris to be reunited after three years

Thu, 04 May 2017 18:00:00 +0200

Video | A few weeks ago, Laila, a 7-year old girl, began a trip that she will remember for her entire life - the one that took her from Gaza to Paris to be reunited with her family.

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Georgia/Abkhazia/South Ossetia: More than 30 gravesites to be excavated in search for missing people

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:00:00 +0200

News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is about to begin another round of excavations in search of the remains of people who went missing during and after the armed conflicts that took place in the 1990s and in August 2008.

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The Second Geneva Convention and the role of the ICRC

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:30:00 +0200

Statement | Protection considerations in the law of naval warfare: The Second Geneva Convention and the role of the ICRC.Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC.

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Zimbabwe: Maintaining dignity for thousands of prisoners in 2016

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:15:00 +0200

Article | The Harare Regional Delegation values working relationships with various stakeholders such as National Red Cross Societies and national authorities in assisting people in need of humanitarian assistance.In 2016, the delegation provided complementary

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Updated Commentary brings fresh insights on continued relevance of Geneva Conventions for warfare at sea

Thu, 04 May 2017 12:15:00 +0200

Article | Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention - Livestreamed eventThe Second Geneva Convention and the role of the ICRC, speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC On 4 May 2017, the ICRC hosted a panel for the Launch of the Updated

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Detainees’ contacts with families are Israel's obligation under IHL

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:00:00 +0200

News release | Jerusalem - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls upon the Israeli authorities to shoulder their full responsibilities under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with regard to family contacts between Palestinians detained in Isra

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Family visits: An emotional lifeline

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Family visits to Palestinian detainees in Israeli places of detention are an emotional lifeline not just for those behind bars, but also for the relatives left behind.

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Humanitarian perspectives on the changing face of war

Tue, 02 May 2017 16:45:00 +0200

Article | On the occasion of the remembrances marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the ICRC is launching its new online e-briefing which looks at the evolution of warfare from the eighteenth century until today.One of the ways of understanding

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Papua New Guinea: Rainwater to ease burden on women of Kunu village

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:45:00 +0200

Article | Life just got a little easier for the women of one village in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province.Collecting water, traditionally the task of women in this part of the world, used to be hard and dangerous work in Kunu, a small settlement o

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Sustainable development at the ICRC

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0200

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The ICRC is striving to mainstream sustainability as part of an appropriate and effective approach to its work to assist the victims of conflict and other situations of violence.

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Somalia: $100 cash grants will help 55,000 families overcome drought

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0200

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Drought-stricken families in rural Somalia have been given a lifeline via $100 cash grants to see them through lean times brought on by severe drought.

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Jordan: ICRC response to needs from January to March 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0200

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With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jordan is keeping up its efforts to assist Syrian refugees and communities hosting them, while providing logistical and training support to

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African Union: Launch of the Swahili version of the Luanda Guidelines

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:15:00 +0200

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The Luanda Guidelines are aimed at improving the conditions of arrest, police custody and pre-trial detention in Africa.

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War at the root of hunger

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0200

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It is estimated that more than 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia are affected by the current humanitarian crisis. In a bid to fight malnutrition, drought, famine and starvation, ICRC has b

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Australia: Responding to Myanmar's humanitarian crises

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +0200

Article | During a recent visit to Australia, Jürg Montani, outgoing ICRC Head of Delegation in Myanmar wrote a blog piece for New Mandala to highlight the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the ICRC's work there."In 2016 the International Committee of the

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Somalia drought emergency response in 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:15:00 +0200

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The ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have assisted 760,000 people in 2017.

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The red cross, red crescent and red crystal. What do they mean? In one word: protection

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:45:00 +0200

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In a world crowded with symbols, what do the red cross, red crescent and red crystal mean?

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Yemen: As situation deteriorates, ICRC doubles its aid budget

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:15:00 +0200

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The International Committee of the Red Cross’ director for the Middle East, Robert Mardini, has said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is deteriorating fast and a massive international effort is needed to relieve the suffering.

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Madagascar: Prisons running on biogas

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +0200

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Madagascar. En prison, le biogaz résoud les problèmes d'assainissement des sanitaires et d'alimentation en énergie pour la cuisson

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ICRC, ACHPR, APCOF AND Tanzanian Police Force commemorate African Pre-Trial Detention Day

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0200

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The ICRC, ACHPR, APCOF and the Tanzanian Police Force will launch the dual English-Swahili version of the Guidelines on the Conditions of Arrest, Police Custody and Pre-Trial Detention in Africa, commonly referred to as the "Luanda Guidelines".

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In any crisis there is a sign of hope #redcross #redcrescent

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0200

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For people living through armed conflict, humanitarian crises or natural disasters, the red cross and red crescent symbols are a sign of hope.

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Yemen: ICRC Statement on behalf of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:45:00 +0200

Article | Speech given by ICRC Director of Middle East, Robert Mardini, to the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, held in Geneva, Switzerland.Excellencies,Ladies and gentlemenI want to thank everyone who's contributed to the di

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Ethiopia: Parliamentarians discuss IHL and Red Cross activities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:30:00 +0200

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Members of Parliament in Ethiopia discussed the fundamentals of IHL in Addis Ababa at a seminar organized jointly by the ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society.

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The breach of humanitarian rules persists in Colombia

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:45:00 +0200

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During 2016, the ICRC registered 838 alleged violations of IHL and other humanitarian
principles, while observing reconfiguration of armed groups in the field.

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South Sudan: Promoting agriculture to stave off food insecurity

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:15:00 +0200

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The ICRC continues to help South Sudanese farmers resume their food production and rebuild resilience.

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Banning nuclear weapons is our obligation to future generations and a humanitarian imperative

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:00 +0200

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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on the Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Nagasaki, Japan. Speech by Christine Beerli, vice president of the ICRC.

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#NewNormal: Tales of life on the front line in eastern Ukraine

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:30:00 +0200

Article | It's been three years since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Before the conflict, people lived a different reality. Now their daily life has completely changed.

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Empty chairs, waiting families

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:30:00 +0200

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'Empty Chairs, Waiting Families' is a memorialisation project for the families of people who went missing during the armed conflicts in Lebanon since 1975.

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Lebanon: A Law for Missing Persons

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0200

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Thousands of people went missing during the armed conflict that plagued Lebanon from 1975 to 1990.

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Peru: twenty years on from the hostage crisis

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:45:00 +0200

Video | Twenty years ago, the four-month ordeal of 72 hostages held captive at the residence of the Japanese ambassador to Peru came to an end.

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Nepal earthquake: Two years after devastation, prosthetics come to Marmendu's rescue

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0200

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Two years after the devastating Nepal earthquake, Marmendu Tamang is learning to walk again using a prosthetic limb under ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme.

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#NewNormal: From East Ukraine to South Russia

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:15:00 +0200

Video | In 2014, the ICRC started assisting refugees flowing out of the East of Ukraine into Russia due to the ongoing conflict.

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Mexico: ICRC calls for adoption of law on the missing

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0200

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Article by Juan Pedro Schaerer, head of the ICRC delegation for Mexico, Central America and Cuba, published in the newspapers El País and Excélsior.

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Snapshot: Our work in Mosul from October 2016 to April 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:15:00 +0200

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A snapshot of our work since the battle for Mosul began.

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Ukraine: A warm room and hot tea at a contentious checkpoint

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:15:00 +0200

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The line of contact between Lugansk in Ukraine and Stanytsia Luhanska is a vital road of commerce. Red Cross volunteers help visitors who cross the checkpoint by providing health care, medical assistance and food.

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Colombia needs ambition to respond to its humanitarian challenges

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0200

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"There is no excuse for postponing the implementation of the Peace Agreement promptly and effectively", says Christoph Harnisch, head of the delegation of the ICRC in Colombia.

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West Bank: ICRC Office in Hebron Attacked

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0200

News release | Jerusalem (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns an attack which has taken place in its office in the West Bank city of Hebron.At around eleven o’clock last night, unidentified gunmen fired several shots at ICRC’s off

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Malaysia: IHL moot court competition

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:00 +0200

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Every year, the ICRC organises an International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition where students must argue prosecution and defence of a fictional war criminal charged before the International Criminal Court.

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Cameroon: ICRC distributes food to 200,000 internally displaced people

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:15:00 +0200

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In 2016, the ICRC continued to assist the people of Cameroon with food aid, improved access to water, and health facilities.

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Kenya: Responding to the drought affecting the Kenyan coast

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:45:00 +0200

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In response to the drought in Kenya, the ICRC and Kenya Red Cross Society is delivering food and cash assistance to villages on the Kenyan coast.

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Bangladesh: ICRC distributes food to 19,000 displaced Myanmar people

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0200

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 The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, supported by the ICRC, distributed food to more than 19,000 people in from Myanmar.

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Ethiopia: Saving lives through explosive ordnance disposal practice

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +0200

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The ICRC and Ethiopia National Defense Forces provided explosive ordnance disposal training at military facilities in Entoto and the Awash Military Areba Training Camp.

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On Palestinian Prisoners day, a letter from the heart

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0200

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On Palestinian Prisoners day, Raad Al-Husban writes on his experiences visiting detainees in Israeli places of detention.

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Across the border: Ethiopian boy reunited with family after four years in South Sudan

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:30:00 +0200

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Luke's reunification with his family was the second successful family reunification conducted in Gambella.

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Our response to needs in Jordan in 2016

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0200

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Throughout 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jordan continued to respond to the needs of thousands of Syrian refugees and communities hosting them.

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Lebanese authorities must pass a law on missing persons

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:45:00 +0200

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Beirut, Lebanon.

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Iraq: Another day at Rozhawa Hospital

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0200

Video | From a German doctor to a Finnish nurse, medical workers from all over the globe are coming together to help the existing healthcare structure at Rozhawa Hospital in Erbil, Iraq. Among the patients at the hospital are a few who escaped from Mosul.

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Kenya: Drought pummels coastal villages, where salt water fills empty stomachs

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:15:00 +0200

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The ICRC and Kenya Red Cross Society delivered food to villages in the coastal region in early April.

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Iraq: Standing tall - against all odds

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0200

Video | Suleiman lost both his legs when a bomb exploded on his way to work. That day, he also lost a friend. At the ICRC orthopedic center in Erbil, Iraq, Suleiman is learning to walk again using prosthetic limbs.

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International Review of the Red Cross - War in cities

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0200

Article | The International Review of the Red Cross is pleased to announce the online launch of its new edition on "War in cities".

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Fun lessons could save lives in Gaza

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0200

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.(As a result of numerous military operations in the last two centuries, large tracts of Israel and the Occupied Territories are contaminated with Explosive Remnants of War (ERW

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Latest acquisitions of the library

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:45:00 +0200

Article | This list presents the latest additions to the library's collection of books and articles.Due to the ongoing re-organization of the library, the list of new acquisitions will be suspended in 2017.To keep track of our latest acquisitions in the

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Pakistan newsletter: July-December 2016

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0200

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The latest newsletter from the ICRC delegation in Pakistan features a variety of articles, including updates on our work in the country, how we're promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities, and our work in Health Care in Danger.

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Urgent action needed to reduce the risks of nuclear weapons

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0200

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Nuclear Weapon Risks Symposium, United Nations Institute for Disarmamaent Research (UNIDIR), Geneva, Switzerland, Statement by Yves Daccord, director-general of the ICRC.

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Singapore: Enlightening experiences for future legal practitioners

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:45:00 +0200

Article | Around 100 law students representing 24 teams from 21 universities across the Asia Pacific region participated in the annual Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition in Hong Kong from 8 to 10 March 2017.In its 15th edition, t

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Malaysia: IHL moot was a wonderful memory for me

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:00 +0200

Article | The 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot co-organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was held in Hong Kong from 8 to 10 March 2017.Gathering some 100 law students from 2

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Empress Shôken Fund announces grants for 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:30:00 +0200

Article | The FundThe Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime.

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