International Committee of the Red Cross
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IHL workshop for judges in Nepal
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0200
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organised a two-day workshop 9-12 April 2019, on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for judges, prosecutors and court officers in two different districts (Palpa and Chitwan) of Nepal in partnershi
1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and its Protocols - Ratification Kit
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:45:00 +0200
Legal factsheet | Adherence to the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons(CCW) and Its Protocols
Saudi Arabia: 1200 military personnel trained on international humanitarian law in Taif
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:15:00 +0200
News release | Kuwait City (ICRC) – From 14 to 18 April, a high-level workshop on international humanitarian law organized jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Ministry of Defense and the Human Rights Commission reached more than 120
Myanmar: Concern for increasing number of displaced people in Rakhine
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:00:00 +0200
Article | In December 2018, conflict escalated in Rakhine and Chin States between the Myanmar Military and the Arakan Army, disrupting civilian lives and causing more than 29,000 people to flee their homes by any means possible, including bamboo rafts and on f
Model law for the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:30:00 +0200
Article | An Act to give effect to the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
ICRC helps 12,000 displaced people in North Ethiopia access water, sanitation services
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC has provided water tanks and sanitation facilities to internally displaced people in North Ethiopia.
Ogossagou, a Malian village at the heart of violence
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:45:00 +0200
ICRC in Azerbaijan in 2018
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:30:00 +0200
Article | In 2018, the ICRC continued its activities in Azerbaijan delivering humanitarian assistance to affected population in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Missing since 1992-93 Abkhazia conflict: Speeding up identification process
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:30:00 +0200
News release | The objective of clarifying the fate and whereabouts of people who have been missing in connection with the 1992–93 conflict in Abkhazia and its aftermath.
Fiji: ICRC workshops for police officers on international rules and standards
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 03:15:00 +0200
News release | Suva (ICRC) - Two workshops on international rules and standards for members of the Fijian Police Force were conducted by the ICRC's regional delegation for police and security in Asia-Pacific, assisted by the protection and communications teams in S
Syria: ICRC pleas for information on New Zealand nurse and two Syrians abducted in 2013
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 11:45:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC is making a public call for information about three staff members abducted in Syria more than five years ago
ASEAN Secretariat, ICRC identify challenges and opportunities for humanitarian action
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:00:00 +0200
News release | JAKARTA, 12 April 2019 - ASEAN Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organized the first workshop on challenges and humanitarian action in Southeast Asia in Jakarta on 12 April 2019.The workshop established a platform
Humanitarian forensics: Experts discuss current practice and challenges in Arab region
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:15:00 +0200
Article | Experts discuss current practice, challenges and ways to improve forensic service quality in the Arab region.
Empress Shôken Fund announces grants for 2019
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:30:00 +0200
Article | The Fund received 47 applications in 2019, covering a diverse range of humanitarian projects run by National Societies in every region of the world.
A war down memory lane
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:45:00 +0200
Venezuela: ICRC to expand humanitarian effort
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:45:00 +0200
News release | Caracas/Geneva (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has completed a five-day visit to Venezuela as the organization looks to ramp up its humanitarian effort in the country.The ICRC has tripled its budget for o
Snapshots: Photos that really matter
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:15:00 +0200
Article | Snapshots are helping people in South Sudan find their loved ones.
Armenia: Inside a border village affected by conflict
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:45:00 +0200
Article | We recently visited Baghanis an Armenian village located just one and a half kilometers away from the border with Azerbaijan.
Venezuela: ICRC president on 5-day visit to view operations, re-affirm commitment
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:00:00 +0200
News release | The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, is making a five-day visit to Venezuela from 6 to 10 April.
Our work in Armenia in 2018
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0200
UK armed forces come face-to-face with ICRC in training exercise
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0200
Article | Newly-recruited soldiers are interacting with the ICRC during field-based training exercises here in the UK – ahead of likely encounters when deployed overseas.A key priority for the ICRC's London-based team is to maintain and enhance its ongoing dia
“Populations will suffer” if humanitarian workers are not protected
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:15:00 +0200
Article | A lack of progress on tackling violence against humanitarian workers means populations will ultimately suffer, the ICRC told a Parliamentary committee hearing this week.Giving evidence to the International Development Committee's session on protectin
Mexico: Migrants using WhatsApp can get advice on how to stay safe and avoid illness, sickness
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:45:00 +0200
News release | Migrants travelling through Central America and Mexico began receiving WhatsApp messages on Monday with advice on how to avoid and prevent accidents, illness and being separated from family members – common dangers that migrants face.
Humanitarian Visa d'Or 2019: Get clicking to win ICRC’s top photo award
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:15:00 +0200
Article | Created in 2011 and endowed with 8,000 euros, the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award is awarded each year to a professional photojournalist who has covered a humanitarian issue related to an armed conflict.
Myanmar: A childhood dream shattered by a landmine
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 05:30:00 +0200
Article | The story of Myanmar's La San who received a prosthetic limb which helped him get on his feet
Partnering with community and religious leaders to help people affected by conflict
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0200
Article | For Humanitarian action to be fully supported and understood, humanitarian organizations, including the ICRC, must invest a lot of time and energy in explaining the fundamental principles that guide their work and in correcting misperceptions.
ICRC president to UN Security Council: Space for impartial humanitarian action under threat
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:30:00 +0200
Statement | Mr. President, thanks for the opportunity to be with you today.Ministers, dear colleagues, the shape of conflict has undergone rapid transformation in recent years.
ICRC president to UN Security Council: Disrespect of health care a security issue
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0200
Statement | Ministers, dear colleagues,I will start with this frank assessment: in conflicts around the world, attacks on health care workers and facilities are continuing unabated and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic.Three years after the lan
Q&A: ICRC and access to education
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 05:30:00 +0200
Article | This Q&A offers preliminary responses to ten frequently asked questions which the ICRC has addressed, in particular since the launch of its framework and strategy on access to education in 2017.
Operational update on Cyclone Idai: Destruction and anguish as thousands remain homeless
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:15:00 +0100
News release | As flood-waters from Cyclone Idai recede, the scale of the devastation left behind is becoming clearer
What’s it like being a midwife in Somalia?
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 +0100
Photo gallery | These are some of the real-life experiences shared by midwives working in Somalia.
Colombia: Between war and indifference
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +0100
Article | The humanitarian situation in Colombia is becoming increasingly complex as a result of the conflicts developing in the country's most remote and impoverished areas
ICRC statement to UN Security Council opens debate on preventing and combating financing of terrorism
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:15:00 +0100
Article | Today, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2462. In this resolution, Council members upheld international humanitarian law and protected principled humanitarian action.
Humanitarian situation in Colombia worsened during 2018
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:45:00 +0100
News release | Bogotá - Deteriorating security conditions in the country´s most remote areas; at least five ongoing internal armed conflicts; further cases of enforced disappearances; and the risks faced by migrants, especially in areas affected by conflict and arm
Rules of war in Pidgin and Hausa? No wahala!
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:30:00 +0100
Article | The rules of war (in a nutshell) video now has Nigerian Pidgin and Hausa versions.
Survivors’ needs must be at forefront of efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 17:15:00 +0100
Article | The voices of survivors must be heard and placed at the heart of efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflicts around the world, the ICRC's president told a major conference on 26 March 2019.Peter Maurer was speaking during the inaugural 'Stand, Spe
Operational update on migration in South America: Danger, basic needs, family separation top concerns
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Article | Venezuelans migrating into neighbouring countries often walk thousands of kilometers in search of better living conditions, means of survival or safety.
Cyclone Idai: Our response in Mozambique
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:45:00 +0100
Article | Rescue efforts and emergency relief like shelter are vital, but an often-forgotten need is for people to know where their loved ones are. Many families are living in constant anxiety of whether family members are alive or not.
Philippines: Fighting tuberculosis in detention places
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:15:00 +0100
Article | Six in every 1,000 Filipinos may have tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a preventable disease, but it spreads faster among detainees because of overcrowding and poor living conditions.The health of detainees is a public concern.
Yemen: Renewal of fighting is endangering tired, hungry and war-weary population
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:00:00 +0100
News release | Four years after the beginning of the conflict in Yemen and only a few months after agreements that gave hope to a war-weary nation, a renewal in hostilities is again forcing people on the move and taking the country from bad to worse
Indonesia: 60 first responders get trained in management of dead during emergencies
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:45:00 +0100
Article | On 26 and 27 February 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized two sessions to train first responders on how to search for and recover the dead during emergencies.
China: Framework agreement aims to help enterprises reduce risks in overseas operations
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 04:30:00 +0100
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) signed a framework agreement on 2
Saudi Arabia: Diplomats attend course on International Humanitarian Law
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:30:00 +0100
News release | Riyadh/Kuwait City (ICRC) – A group of 29 diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Majlis Al-Shura, National Human Rights Commission and other governmental entities are attending a course on international humanitarian law (IHL) delivered by th
China: Livelihood project reduces poverty, changes mindset in Xinjiang
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:30:00 +0100
Article | The livelihood project aims to reduce poverty by providing impoverished households with small cash grants, enabling those with the desire and capability of gaining wealth to reclaim their life and increase income.
Republic of Korea: MoU with Ewha Womans University Law School to focus on IHL
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 04:00:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Ewha Womans University Law School have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in the area of international humanitarian law (IHL) promotion in the Republic of
Rwandan medical professionals complete management of dead training
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:30:00 +0100
Article | 21 Rwandan medical and forensic personnel completed a three-day Emergency Preparedness Training for First Responders.
Water in Gaza: A crisis in slow motion
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Gaza became the centre of international media attention as violence escalates at the border with Israel. At the same time, another major crisis has also been unfolding, almost silently, away from the 24 hour news broadcasters.
Statement by ICRC president upon ending 5-day visit to Syria
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:30:00 +0100
Statement | I have seen the dire conditions and witnessed the efforts to manage the tens of thousands of people pouring into the camp – now hosting over 74,000 people. The needs are huge and the camp is overwhelmed.
Operational update on Cyclone Idai: Assistance for separated families, deep concern for rural villages
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:15:00 +0100
News release | In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Idai, the ICRC is deploying additional staff to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and National Red Cross societies in the relief ef
Cyclone Idai: Website launched to help families find missing relatives
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:30:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC launched a dedicated digital platform in English and Portuguese to help people find their relatives following Cyclone Idai which struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Humanitarian situation in Mindanao
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Somalia: Scores of people bear brunt of protracted conflict and climatic shocks
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC continued to respond to the needs of Somali people affected by 35 years of conflict and harsh climatic conditions.
Ethiopia: Injecting new life into pastoral communities through vaccinations
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC, in collaboration with Meyu district veterinary department, has launched a vaccination campaign to address common animal diseases in Ethiopia's Meyu Muluke district.
ICRC, ERCS deliver emergency assistance to IDPs in Northern Ethiopia
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC, in partnership ERCS delivered emergency assistance to people displaced, following ethnic violence in West and Central Gondar zones of Amhara region.
Port Moresby: "Training of trainers" workshop for police on human rights law
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:00:00 +0100
News release | Port Moresby (ICRC) – A "training of trainers" workshop on international human rights law organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for members of the PNG police started today at the city Boutique Hotel in Port Moresby.
Children of IS recruits trapped in limbo shouldn’t be cast out because of their family
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0100
Article | Article by Jean-Nicolas Paquet-Rouleau, Euronews
Jordan: Facts and figures, January to December 2018
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Article | In 2018, ICRC in Jordan continued to support vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees alike
Pakistan: Essay writing contest focuses on violence against health care
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:45:00 +0100
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Pakistan brings to you the 6th edition of the annual Bilingual Essay Writing Competition.
Myanmar: Born without limbs, she scaled great heights with resolve
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00:00 +0100
Article | Ma Hla Aye is a wonder woman – not only has she conquered insurmountable odds, but she also makes one wonder about how somebody so gentle-looking can be a powerhouse of guts and gumption.Suffering from tetra-amelia syndrome, 25-year-old Ma Hla Aye fr
Venezuela: Support for the most vulnerable and those affected by violence
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:15:00 +0100
Article | We helped Venezuela’s most vulnerable people, especially migrants and those affected by violence
Supporting the future of Syria and the region
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:30:00 +0100
Statement | Syria is going through a period of transition with immense challenges. The fighting continues in some parts and the danger of increased conflict in places such as Idlib continue.
Kuwait: ICRC discusses impact of armed conflict on mental health, urges to address unmet needs
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:45:00 +0100
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross is participating in the Middle East Psychological Association’s conference from 14 to 16 March in Kuwait, to discuss the impact of armed conflict on mental health.
Dignified management of the dead: Aid workers draw lessons from Indonesia quake
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:45:00 +0100
Article | It has been five months since an earthquake and ensuing tsunami and soil liquefactions caused havoc in several parts of Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi.
China: Hong Kong moot brings Asian perspective into International Humanitarian Law
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:45:00 +0100
Article | The 17th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific region, co-organized by the international Committee of the Red Cross and the Hong Kong Red Cross, just concluded in Hong Kong.
Detained in Myanmar: Son’s Red Cross message ends woman’s 7 month long anxious wait
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:00:00 +0100
Article | “Dear Mother. How are you? We are in Bangladesh.” Some months ago, Adere Begum* would not have known that one day just nine words would change her life.
Changing world, unchanged protection? 70 years of the Geneva Conventions
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:00:00 +0100
Statement | We would be worse without the Geneva Conventions, they are, at seventy, still fit-for-purpose in many respects.
Status update: The ICRC’s legal standing explained
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:00:00 +0100
Article | Due to its unique mandate, the ICRC enjoys specific privileges and immunities under international and domestic law. But why exactly does the ICRC need them?
Nigeria camps struggling to cope after latest hostilities
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Article | A spike in violence has seen tens of thousands of people uprooted from their communities in north-eastern Nigeria.The influx of people to urban centres has placed additional strain on limited resources and crowded camps."People here know what hardshi
Missing in connection with 1990s, 2008 conflicts remains of 23 more people identified
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:45:00 +0100
News release | Family members of 23 people, who were unaccounted for in connection with the armed conflicts of 1990s and August 2008, were informed that their loved ones were positively identified
Iraq: Not your average school
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0100
Article | In Iraq, 2.5 million children do not have any access to regular means of education.
Georgia: Our work in 2018 at a glance
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:00:00 +0100
Article | According to official figures, over 2,300 persons are still unaccounted for as a consequence of armed conflicts of the 1990's and August 2008.In search for the missing people, 60 sites were excavated.
China: Peking University wins 17th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot for Asia-Pacific
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Article | Standing their ground over four rounds of pitching and defending arguments, budding lawyers from Peking University, China, won the 17th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia-Pacific region.
Liberia: Praise, Joanne, Grace and Gifty share their stories of courage and determination
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:00:00 +0100
Strength, dignity and ability: When women challenge disability
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Article | This International Women's Day, we armed ourselves with searchlights to look for inspiration – that was just our tunnel vision.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: The business cycle
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:00:00 +0100
Article | Joseph works up a sweat as he pedals his way along the dirt roads. But he is not out for a leisurely ride. He is one of the country's bicycling businessmen, known in the Chiluba language as "bayanda", or "strong men".
Oman: ICRC trains surgeons and health professionals on war surgery
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:30:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC is running its annual war surgery course in Muscat, to train Omani surgeons and health professionals on the management of war wounded patients.
Bangladesh: Tailor to some, tutor to others, she sews up her life with grit
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:30:00 +0100
Article | Neat stacks of colourful "kurtis" (traditional collarless long shirt) occupy most of the second-storey house that Nilufa Yeasmin occupies with her mother in Dhaka.
Fighting malnutrition with therapeutic food sourced from India
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:45:00 +0100
Video | The ICRC Regional delegation in New Delhi is responsible for activities carried out in India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives and also supports ICRC's global operations.
Bangladesh: Breaking stereotypes through wheelchair basketball
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 04:45:00 +0100
Article | People with physical disabilities in Bangladesh often face societal barriers, evoking negative perceptions and discrimination. They are stigmatized and are often considered dependent.
ICRC president: We must re-establish a “chain of responsibility” in conflict
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:30:00 +0100
Article | Humanitarians are facing increasingly complex battlefields with an "explosion of movements and organisations", the ICRC's president has told a gathering at the University of London.Speaking at last night's event entitled 'Aid and Development in the A
Life in Al Hol
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Article | The camp stretches on and on. Al Hol is a place of refuge for more than 55,000 people – the size of a small city.
Nigeria: Judges, staff of ECOWAS Community Court of Justice focus on IHL at workshop
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:15:00 +0100
News release | Judges and staff of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS attended a two-day training workshop on International Humanitarian Law.
Nigeria: Responding to the humanitarian needs of people affected by armed conflict in 2018
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:00 +0100
Article | In 2018, the ICRC continued to respond to the humanitarian needs of people affected by armed conflict in Nigeria.
Ethiopia: ICRC returns to Somali region after 11 years, distributes emergency assistance to IDPs
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society jointly distributed emergency relief assistance from 21 to 22 February to people displaced by ethnic violence in Eastern Ethiopia.
Zimbabwe: The search begins
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Photo gallery | The ICRC recently traveled to Zaka district in Masvingo Province to meet families with missing relatives. Our assistance to them forms part of Missing and Deceased Migrants Pilot Project which is now in Phase Two.
2019 forensics competition
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Pretoria regional delegation is calling on students to produce a poster, reference guide or animated video that will present the basic Management of the Dead principles.
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Tue, 05 Mar 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.
Operational update on Syria: 6,500 meals a day; helping vulnerable unaccompanied children
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:30:00 +0100
News release | An update from the ICRC on the situation in the Al Hol camp for displaced people in north-eastern Syria
Halima’s testimony: From Baga to Maiduguri’s stadium
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:15:00 +0100
Article | Halima and her family were displaced from their homes and forced to seek safety in Maiduguri. They are now living in a decent shelter and benefitting from a nearby water stand constructed by the ICRC.
China - a hub for ICRC Procurement and Innovative Solutions
Sat, 02 Mar 2019 07:30:00 +0100
Video | The ICRC's assistance activities cover a wide range of domains, including restoring family links, aids to healthcare and shelter, just to name a few, but also distribution of food and Essential Household items, such as kitchen sets, LED lamps and ten
Q&A: Humanitarian situation in Venezuela
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:30:00 +0100
Article | Q. What is the humanitarian situation in Venezuela?The situation has been complex for many months due to a multitude of factors: economic crisis, social protests, deteriorating basic services, migration flows and high levels of violence.
China: ICRC, CDPF sign agreement to improve services for disabled people
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:30:00 +0100
News release | The ICRC and the China Disabled Person's Federation agreed to strengthen their cooperation for service provision to people with disabilities
New video explains ICRC's role in development and implementation of IHL
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 01:45:00 +0100
Video | IHL - The Law in Practice is a new educational video resource that explores the ICRC's mission and mandate and provides a clear explanation of the role that the ICRC plays in the development and implementation of international humanitarian law.
Libya: Facts and figures, January – December 2018
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC has striven to help the most vulnerable people.
Women, children, men are dying every day in Yemen. This has to stop
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0100
Statement | I take the floor today on behalf of the ICRC, IFRC and the National Societies that are part of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, one of the main humanitarian actors on the ground in Yemen.As the conflict enters its fifth year, the weight of th
The law does not discriminate: Neither can we
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:15:00 +0100
Statement | Discrimination and ostracization are daily realities for millions of people in conflict zones around the world. Some are shunned from societies - survivors of sexual violence, persons with disabilities.
"Trauma surgery is about saving life": British surgeon training medics in Gaza
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:30:00 +0100
Article | "The quickest way for a patient to die in trauma surgery is from a bleeding artery, because the blood is being pumped out of the artery at high pressure."John Wolfe knows full well that every second counts when an artery is ruptured.
South Sudan: Highligh of our work
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Article | The five year conflict in South Sudan left many humanitarian consequences that will last. The conflict has claimed innumerable lives and left millions forcibly displaced from their homes and unable to meet even their most basic needs.
Ethiopia: Leaving violent clashes, oppressive heat and cold behind to start life anew
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC, together with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, is providing emergency assistance to people displaced by ethnic violence.