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New report highlights unique strengths of Red Cross Movement
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Article | The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's unique combination of local, national and international responses is vital in conflict-affected communities, a new report concludes.'The case for complementarity', launched today by the British Red Cross, exp
Ethiopia: Providing assistance to those that need it the most in 2018
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:15:00 +0100
Article | In 2018, the ICRC continued to address the needs of vulnerable groups and individuals in Ethiopia by partnering with national bodies in order to do so as effectively as possible.
ICRC: Is the world ready to face a nuclear war? No. So let’s ban the bomb
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0100
News release | Seventy-four years after nuclear weapons obliterated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the risk that nuclear weapons will again be used is growing
South Sudan: Talking about prisoners of war
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC has the responsibility of promoting the rules of international humanitarian law in times of armed conflict. This is what you need to know about prisoners of war.
Afghanistan: Landmine victim turns physiotherapist, pieces hope together
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:15:00 +0100
Article | Mohammad Zabih Erfani is a busy man.
Jordan: Second regional meeting on restoring family links
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 10:45:00 +0100
News release | Amman (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS) organized a two-day regional meeting on Restoring Family Links (RFL) in Amman on 5 & 6 February.
Sudan: Overcoming the odds, becoming a champion of all
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:30:00 +0100
Article | Marwan is a good example of ability, perseverance, and courage in the face of disability.
Armenia: Despite economic constraints, no bar for creativity
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 04:00:00 +0100
Article | Meet Alvard Kirakosyan who lives in the village of Dovegh in Armenia with her husband and son. She started a sewing workshop in Noyemberyan, a small town on the border Tavush region.
Rwanda: “I thought my daughters had perished”
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC, along with its partners the Rwanda Red Cross and the DRC Red Cross helped to reunite two girls with their family after they were separated for two years.
Wheelchair basketball: When disability was no different from ability
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0100
Article | It was the perfect setting for a wheelchair basketball match – the sun was shining, the court was sparkling and the teams were raring to show off some monster slam-dunk moves.
Nigeria: Thousands of civilians pay heavy price as armed conflict escalates
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100
News release | A series of attacks in north-east Nigeria’s Borno state have caused the largest wave of displacement since 2017
Iraq: Massive challenges still prevent Iraqis from returning home, ICRC president says
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:00:00 +0100
News release | Baghdad/Geneva (ICRC) – Rebuilding Iraq's social fabric is key to ensuring that the country can leave its violent past behind, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said during a four-day visit to the country, which inc
Jordan: ICRC president concludes official visit
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100
Article | Amman (ICRC) – The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, completed a two-day visit to Jordan to continue and deepen the dialogue with the Jordanian authorities on pressing humanitarian issues, both in the Kin
Venezuela: focusing on humanitarian needs in a highly polarized environment
Sat, 02 Feb 2019 17:45:00 +0100
Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross has been working in Venezuela for many years, focusing on meeting the humanitarian needs in the country.
“An attack on heritage is an attack on the soul”, says historian during ICRC visit
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Article | The importance of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict has been highlighted by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow, during a visit to Timbuktu with the ICRC.The British presenter visited the remote town in Mali, West Africa, to learn abou
ICRC attends event on nuclear weapons organized by CACDA in Beijing
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:15:00 +0100
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Jan. 31 attended an event organized in Beijing by China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA).
Saudi Arabia: ICRC facilitates repatriation of seven Yemenis from Riyadh to Sana’a
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:15:00 +0100
Statement | Kuwait (ICRC) - Acting as a neutral humanitarian intermediary, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the safe return of seven sick and injured Yemeni nationals from Saudi Arabia to Yemen.
Urban violence in Latin America: what is it, and what is the ICRC doing about this problem?
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:45:00 +0100
Video | People killed, injured or imprisoned… these are the visible face of violence in Latin America. What we don’t see are the threats, extortion and abuse that affect thousands of families every day.
Colombia: Five armed conflicts – what’s happening?
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 05:00:00 +0100
Article | The period following the signing of an agreement between the Colombian government and FARC-EP has given rise to a complex situation, prompting the CICR to update its legal analysis of the context.On the one hand, the power vacuum left by the former F
The results of ICRC writing competition II
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:30:00 +0100
Article | The Regional IHL Department in Cairo would like to thank all those who have shown interest in the activities that aim to support and promote understanding and dialogue on IHL by contributing to the Second Arabic writing competition on “The Missing”.A
Nicaragua: Visits to places of detention
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:45:00 +0100
Article | In view of information published in the last few days regarding the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nicaraguan places of detention, we would like to state as follows:Between 7 and 17 January, the ICRC carried out a numb
Invitation to bid for ICRC tender for Electrical items for premises
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC is performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for Electrical Items for premises, valid for 3 years renewableBidders who are interested will find below attached the tender documents with specifications.Bidders who are in
ICRC deplores attack on civilians in Sulu
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:45:00 +0100
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deplores the loss of life and injuries to civilians that resulted from yesterday's twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu province, southern Philippines.According to reports obtained from health officials in
ICRC to UN Security Council: Double impact of climate change and armed conflict harms people’s ability to cope
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:45:00 +0100
Statement | ICRC Statement to UN Security Council Open Debate “Addressing the impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security” as delivered by Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to United Nations
National Committees and Similar Entitites on International Humanitarian Law: Guidelines for Success
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:30:00 +0100
Publication | International humanitarian law (IHL) affords protection to people and property in armed conflict, but only if its rules are properly recognized, clearly understood and fully complied with.The first and vital step in ensuring the effectiveness of the
Afghanistan: One woman’s journey from housewife to successful business owner, one stitch at a time
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:15:00 +0100
Article | In the last 26 years, 53-year-old Sherengol has survived the war in Afghanistan, lived as a refugee in Pakistan, moved back, lost a child to illness, become her family's sole breadwinner and started a successful tailoring business.As men succumb to d
Cox’s Bazar: Host communities rebuild lives with microeconomic initiatives
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 04:00:00 +0100
Article | Life has been a constant challenge for 50-year-old Johura Khatun since her husband died.
Nigeria: Changing lives one brick at a time.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:15:00 +0100
Article | The grim reality of homecomingHope comes in many forms. For the people of Buni Yadi, hope came in the shape of houses.
Conduct of hostilities: Challenges in today’s armed conflicts
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Article | The Advanced IHL Learning Series are addressed to lecturers and trainers who wish to be abreast of the latest developments in international humanitarian law (IHL) and other related areas.
Afghanistan: Record number of disabled Afghans seek assistance in ICRC’s 30th year
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:45:00 +0100
News release | A record number of disabled Afghans – more than 12,000 people – sought assistance for the first time in 2018 at physical rehabilitation centres run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) across Afghanistan.
Yemen: Preparations under way for the release and transfer of detainees
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0100
Statement | A statement from Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on the agreement to release and transfer conflict-related detainees in Yemen.
Physical rehabilitation in Afghanistan: Touching nearly 178,000 in 30 years
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:30:00 +0100
Article | It's been 30 years since the ICRC launched its Physical Rehabilitation Programme in Afghanistan. Today, there are seven specialized limb-fitting centres run by the organization that cater to the needs of almost 178,000 disabled citizens.
"The last time they saw her, she just had a fever"
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:45:00 +0100
Article | Zawadi's sorrowful cry stabs me in the heart. I see her body bend and shrink as her breath seems to fight against her rage.
Vacancy: Forensic Specialist
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to till the position of:Forensic Specialist The Forensic Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing forensic strategy and prog
Mali-Niger: Climate change and conflict make an explosive mix in the Sahel
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:00:00 +0100
News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The effects of climate change are exacerbating conflict between communities in both Mali and Niger, leading to a deepening of poverty, a weakening of public services and a disruption to traditional means of survival.The violence and c
Afghanistan: A young man on the road to a new found life
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | More than one million people in Afghanistan have some form of disability. Four decades of war and its aftermath have left the country with one of the highest rates of disability in the world.
Highlights from our humanitarian action in 2018
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:45:00 +0100
Infographic | In 2018, internal armed conflicts affected many communities in the Philippines. Particularly in Mindanao, clashes caused displacement and lack of access to necessities.
8 things we must do to tackle humanitarian crises in 2019
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0100
Statement | In Timbuktu, Mali this month I met with families without food whose crops have failed and whose children have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IED).
Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:15:00 +0100
Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.The maximum number of requests that our staff can deal with has been reached.
Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:15:00 +0100
Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.In accordance with the ICRC's regulations on access to its archives, the Agency Archives may have in
Implementing international humanitarian law: Progress and activities in the Americas 2016-2017 Report
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:15:00 +0100
Publication | This report, prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), describes the qualitative and quantitative advances achieved in the period 2016–2017 by the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Overcoming disability and unemployment in Gaza
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Paralyzed by severe movement restriction Gaza economy has been steadily deteriorating for the past ten years.
Vacancy: Movement Cooperation Finance and Administration Officer
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to till the position of:Movement Cooperation Finance and Administration OfficerThe purpose of this position is to prepare, reconcile and anal
Gilles Carbonnier visits India, 7-11 January 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:30:00 +0100
Article | The last time Gilles Carbonnier was in India, it was 1986 and he was a backpacker. Incidentally, he witnessed the Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage which happens every 12 years, back then.
ICRC's first massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainability in humanitarian action
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC develops its first massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainability in humanitarian action
Asia and the Pacific: Conference highlights working together for better prison health
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:15:00 +0100
Article | The second edition of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Prison Health (APCPH) recently organized in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, marked another important milestone in the promotion of health-care services for detainees in the region.Over 100 health-care e
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
Article | The HELP course (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 7,000 lives still missing
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:15:00 +0100
Article | As long as there is no credible information about what has happened to their loved ones, the families cannot find closure. They are left between the harsh prospects of hope, imagination and reality.
It’s a hope. It’s a dream. But also a painful reminder of what has been lost
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Uplifting resilient forces are inbuilt in our brains: Jürg Kesselring
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:45:00 +0100
Video | Prof. Dr Jürg Kesselring is a member of the ICRC Assembly and also the head of the department of neurology and neurorehabilitation, rehabilitation Centre, Valens, Switzerland.
Images of the Crisis: Painted memories from Bougainville
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 23:30:00 +0100
Article | Over a decade ago Bougainville was shaken by a devastating 10-year conflict between the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and the Bougainville Revolutionary Army.
Malaysia: Preparing future educators for teaching humanitarian law
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 04:30:00 +0100
Article | On 15 and 16 November 2018, 27 students from the Faculty of Education at University of Malaya (UM) participated in a workshop on humanitarian principles and law.
ICRC has facilitated the release and return of 22 persons from Central Equatoria in South Sudan
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:15:00 +0100
News release | Juba (ICRC) - The ICRC has managed to facilitate the release and transport by air to Juba of 22 persons, who had been caught up in ongoing nearby fighting, from a remote location in the Central Equatoria region of South Sudan."This exchange, happenin
Gaza photographer captures images of desperate isolation
Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:45:00 +0100
Photo gallery | “I am thirty-three years old and I have never been on an airplane,” says Abdel Rahman Zagout, a Palestinian photographer from Gaza.
Saudi Arabia: High level workshop for military personnel in Tabuk
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:45:00 +0100
News release | Kuwait City (ICRC) - From 9 to 13 December, around 430 military personnel (personnel, officers and non-commissioned officers) from the north-western military base of Tabuk in addition to a number of civilians participated in a high level workshop on
Libya-Egypt: two years on, twelve children reunited with their families
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 16:30:00 +0100
News release | Cairo -Tripoli (ICRC) – In coordination with the authorities in Libya, Egypt and Malta, and through the support of Libyan and Egyptian Red Crescent Societies and the Malta Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated
First global expert workshop on IHL and Islamic law in contemporary armed conflicts
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:30:00 +0100
Article | Today, approximately two-thirds of its current operations are focused on armed conflicts in Muslim contexts. In these contexts, Islamic law can provide useful references and insights to help protect people affected by conflict.
Clean water is now a short walk away for 40,000 Sudanese
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0100
Article | the ICRC and Sudanese Red Crescent Society have repaired 31 hand pumps Mukjar locality that will provide enough clean water for up to 40,000 people.
Implementing IHL: Participation of the American States in IHL treaties and their national implementation - 2016/2017 report - PDF
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:30:00 +0100
Digital technologies: Exploring threats for people and humanitarians in warzones
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:00:00 +0100
Article | The risks posed by digital technologies in conflict zones were laid bare at an event in London last week.While digital technologies have brought many benefits to the humanitarian sector, more attention and action are required when it comes to the ass
Community of Action: Sharing good practices in safeguarding medical vehicles
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0100
Article | While attacks on health-care facilities in different conflict zones are widely reported in the media, attacks on ambulances and other pre-hospital emergency vehicles – and the disruption to these life-saving services – receive less coverage.
The Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:30:00 +0100
Article | The Safe Schools Declaration, launched in Oslo in May 2015, highlights the broad impact of armed conflict on education and outlines a set of commitments to strengthen the protection of education and ensure its continuity during armed conflict.
4 young writers win prizes for essays on challenges in humanitarian space
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 +0100
Article | Inspired by video games, teaching experience, volunteerism and a recent earthquake, four young writers won top prizes in the recently held Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2018.Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) an
New year, new beginning
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:45:00 +0100
Article | Nasrollah Bariga of Marawi had been fishing in Lake Lanao for a living since he was 15.Last year, conflict broke out in his beloved city, forcing him to flee with his wife and young children.He worked as a mason while displaced, but didn't earn enoug
Mozambique: More than 40,000 people receive seeds to help rebuild their lives
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | The ICRC and Mozambique Red Cross Society have assisted over 100,000 people affected by armed violence in central Mozambique to rebuild their lives between 2017 and 2018.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cash aid for Congolese deported from Angola
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:15:00 +0100
Article | More than 7,000 families deported from neighbouring Angola and now back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received financial assistance in the border town of Kamako, in Kasai Province.
Our work in Yemen: September - October 2018
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0100
Publication | In September and October, the International Committee of the Red Cross gradually resumed its regular pace of activities across Yemen: relief work but also support to healthcare facilities and water corporations.The situation in the country is despera
Philippines: Working with stakeholders to find solutions to jail overcrowding
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:45:00 +0100
Article | More than 30 key representatives from the national and local government agencies—including the jails, police, prosecution, the judiciary and justice system reform advocates—sat down to address Laguna province's jail congestion problem in a forum held
Myanmar: The mother who challenges fear every day
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Myanmar remains heavily contaminated by anti-personnel landmines, particularly in Kachin, Shan and Kayin States.
Millions of people enduring conflict need tradition of humanitarian multilateralism to continue
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:30:00 +0100
Statement | ICRC Statement to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 53rd Plenary Meeting on Agenda item 75 (a) to (c): Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special ec
A gift and a toy: Growing up in the shadow of South Sudan’s war
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0100
Article | These kids in South Sudan understand the worst of the conflict: nightmares, anxiety, loneliness, pain, loss, anger and hopelessness.
Ethiopia: Historic reforms encouraging; country’s displaced must not be forgotten
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:30:00 +0100
News release | Addis Ababa (ICRC) – In the wave of historic reforms that have swept Ethiopia this year, the needs of the country's displaced people must not be forgotten, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday on a visit to
Thousands are still missing, thousands are still missing them
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:30:00 +0100
Article | The Lebanese Civil War may have ended but for the families still waiting for news on the fate of their missing loved ones, the war isn't over yet.
South Sudan management frameworks and social assessment
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:15:00 +0100
Publication | The ICRC in South Sudan will expand its primary and secondary health-care services (including mental health and psychosocial support) in the frame of the World Bank-financed health services project (PEHSP).The project's objective is to increase the u
Protecting vulnerable groups during conflict
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:15:00 +0100
Article | Islamic law is the bedrock of Islam and one of the three major legal systems in the world today.
Update of customary IHL database - December 2018
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:15:00 +0100
Article | In December 2018, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Fiji and Guinea.
Ethiopia: “My house was burnt down and farm destroyed”
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:45:00 +0100
Article | Some 1.4 million people were uprooted from their homes in Ethiopia in the first half of 2018 as a result of ethnic clashes, making the country home to the fastest growing internal displacement crisis in the world.
Digital trails could endanger people receiving humanitarian aid, ICRC and Privacy International find
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0100
News release | The humanitarian sector’s growing use of digital and mobile technologies creates records that can be accessed and misused by third parties, potentially putting people receiving humanitarian aid at risk, a joint report from Privacy International and t
Yemen: Agreement to release, transfer and repatriate detainees in relation to conflict
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0100
News release | Quotes by Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)We welcome this agreement between Yemeni parties for the release, transfer and repatriation of conflict-related deta
Migration: Ensure safety and dignity of migrants by adopting Global Compact on Migration
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0100
News release | A statement from the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Global Compact on MigrationMigrants are first and foremost human beings.
#DontForgetLombok: 2,000 quake-hit families get kits to build better shelters
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:45:00 +0100
Article | Almost four months after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Lombok, thousands of people continue to live in makeshift shelters and are looking at continued support during the rainy season up ahead.
ICRC appeal to fund its operations in 2019
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 04:00:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking donors for more than 2 billion Swiss Francs to fund its field operations and headquarters in 2019.Our largest operations in terms of budget are: Syria (187.6 million), Iraq (127.4 million)
Sudan: Providing financial assistance to people with physical disabilities
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC recently provided financial resources as part of a programme specifically designed for the most vulnerable persons with physical disability.
A step further in the search for persons missing in connection with 1992-93 armed conflict in Abkhazia
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:15:00 +0100
News release | Yerevan (ICRC) – The coordination mechanism comprising Georgian and Abkhaz participants that is seeking to account for 2,258 people who went missing in connection with the 1992-93 armed conflict in Abkhazia and its aftermath held a meeting today, on
African Union: ICRC calls on all parties to conflict to respect IHL in urban warfare
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0100
Statement | Safe Access to Urban Services in Armed Conflict and ViolenceDiane Misenga KibeyaDeputy Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the African Union15th International Conference on Urban HealthManaging Urbanization for Healt
Ethiopia: Authorities enhance prison management skills
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0100
Article | 33 prison managers of Oromia region attended a five-day prison management training organized by the Oromia Region Prison Commission and the ICRC.
Call for consultants: Local consultancy to evaluate existing BJMP health information systems and suggest ways forward
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 06:15:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Health in Detention Team is looking for a contractual partner with experience related in public health, allied medical field or research in health information systems and management.Please refer to
Voices from Within:<br>A decade of questions racing through the minds of<br>war surgeons in the Middle East and North Africa
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:15:00 +0100
Ethiopia: For the love of the game
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0100
Australia: New technologies and implications for states
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 07:30:00 +0100
Article | Experts from government, military and academia have convened in Brisbane to discuss the legal and practical implications for states of rapidly advancing weapons technologies.The International Committee of the Red Cross, the University of Queensland a
Afghanistan wins 1st Annual Hanna Lahoud International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:30:00 +0100
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Tripoli Disabled Sport Association (TDSA) and the Hanna Lahoud Foundation, hosted the 1st Annual Hanna Lahoud International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Al Jinan Univ
ICRC President statement on 150th Anniversary of the St Petersburg Declaration
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:45:00 +0100
Statement | The authors of the groundbreaking 1868 St Petersburg Declaration set limits not only to prohibit a new weapon but also to reaffirm the humanitarian principles applicable to warfare, and as they described: "the necessities of war ought to yield to the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Access to education should not be hampered by conflicts
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has disrupted the affected populations' life in many ways. Hampered access to education is one of its worst setbacks.
St. Petersburg Declaration: Victory of humanity in war
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:15:00 +0100
Article | 150 years ago, the St. Petersburg Declaration was signed. The most influential States of the time agreed to ban bullets which explode upon touching a human body, causing extreme injuries and suffering.
Mindanao: Regaining dignity and livelihood lost in conflict
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:45:00 +0100
Article | Over 12,000 people in Central Mindanao and Lanao del Sur have been deprived of stable income due to continued displacement caused by protracted armed conflict.
Afghanistan: Real commitment to reduce civilian suffering needed from warring parties
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:30:00 +0100
News release | Public statement from Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Between Ebola and machetes
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:15:00 +0100
Indonesia: UNPAR crowned national champion of IHL moot court competition, 2018
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 04:45:00 +0100
Article | It's going to be destination Hong Kong for the law students of Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia, who won the national round of the 2018 International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition held on 3 and 4 November.
ICRC, ROK foreign ministry hold IHL seminar for Korean officials
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 04:00:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Republic of Korea's (ROK) ministry of foreign affairs conducted the first-ever workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL) for government officials and military legal official