International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
What is the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:15:00 +0200
Article | Linh was joined by Selena Victor, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at Mercy Corps and Kate White, Medical Emergency Manager and Covid-19 medical technical lead for Medecins Sans Frontieres, to answer MP's questions on how Coronavirus is impacti
Communities facing conflict, climate change and environmental degradation walk a tightrope of survival
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerMr.
Malaysia: Discussing COVID-19 response in maritime security workshop
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | An ICRC-supported MASO 2020 workshop raised awareness on addressing humanitarian concerns while protecting state borders during COVID-19 in Malaysia.
African Union: Examining human cost of migration policies in Africa during COVID-19
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 01:00:00 +0200
News release | A webinar examining the human cost of migration policies in Africa amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
DRCongo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0200
COVID-19: Timely support for people with disabilities
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 03:15:00 +0200
Article | In just four years, Eldi Ampaso, a 30-year-old vendor, has experienced two life-altering situations. She was permanently injured in the 2016 explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City.
Central Sahel: Spike in violence leads to higher deaths, more than 1 million fleeing homes
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0200
News release | Increasing violence in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger led to 62 per cent spike in deaths and displaced more than a million people in the past year.
Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | From 14 September to 18 October 2020 on : RTE, TV3, 3e, TG4, Be3, Sky Group, E4, More 4, Channel 4 IrelandWith this short film #NotATarget the European Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Irish Red Cross want to address
ICRC stock caught in Beirut port fire
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:45:00 +0200
Article | Forty days after the Beirut explosion, a part of the ICRC's stock of food parcels stored at our supplier’s warehouse in Beirut caught fire.
ICRC President Peter Maurer: “During conflict, education must not be targeted”
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0200
Statement | To commemorate first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the ICRC's President, Peter Maurer, made a statement on protecting education.
ICRC's Gilles Carbonnier on impact of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Statement | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier talks about the impact of the use of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas.
Digitalization of conflict joint initiative: Humanitarian impact and legal protection
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:45:00 +0200
Article | Project aims to explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts.
Ethiopia: ICRC donates medical, non-medical items to 11 places of detention
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC in Ethiopia donated medical and non-medical items to 11 places of detention in support of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
ICRC award for humanitarian reporting 2020
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The theme for 2020 ICRC’s humanitarian reporting competition is the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Our work in the first half of 2020
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Article | In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC promotes respect for IHL and helps people affected by the conflict and violence.
Malaysia: 17th national IHL moot court competition 2020
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Kuala Lumpur partners with the local university to organize the 17th International Humanitarian Law moot court competition (2020).
Missing Monument.com: Digital artwork goes live on International Day of the Disappeared
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0200
News release | A digital exhibition dedicated to missing persons and their families to mark the 2020 edition of the International Day of the Disappeared.
Personal data protection information
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is committed to treating your data with security, respect and confidentiality, and applies the ICRC Rules on Personal Data Protection.
Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:15:00 +0200
News release | How the ICRC is helping displaced people, exposed to the risk of COVID-19, fleeing armed conflict in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado.
Nigeria: 23,000 missing as conflict splits families
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | 44,000 people in Africa are registered as missing with the ICRC across the region, as of June 2020. Nigeria alone makes more than half of this figure.
Indonesia: Faith-based organizations share their experience in responding to COVID-19
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC with Humanitarian Forum Indonesia organized a webinar on the roles of faith-based organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethiopia: The pain of separation
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is striving to restore family links among families separated by armed conflict or violence or migration.
Alive until proven dead: Unwavering hope for families of missing in Libya
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0200
Article | On the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC in Libya is attempting to address the plight of the families of the missing persons.
Iraqi families of missing: The wounds that do not heal
Sun, 30 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200
News release | In Iraq, families of the missing continue to struggle with hurdles, face economic hardship, and cope with the trauma of ambiguous loss every day.
Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 22:45:00 +0200
Report | Taking stock of the humanitarian and environmental consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons, as well as the drivers of nuclear risk.
Tunisia: The painful uncertainty of the families of the missing
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Article | In Tunisia, through our tracing service, we help families trying to get answers about the fate of their missing relatives.
Syria: Tens of thousands of families with no news of loved ones
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
News release | Marking the International Day of the Disappeared with a focus on people who have disappeared as a result of the conflict in Syria.
In Lebanon, addressing question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for ICRC
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
News release | On the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC is working towards clarifying the fate of missing persons in Lebanon
International Day of the Disappeared: In Serbia, 29 years on, search continues for more than 10,000 missing
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | According to the ICRC, there are still 10,025 people listed as missing since 1991, when the first conflicts broke out in the former Yugoslavia.
International Day of the Disappeared: Learning to live again
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is assisting families of missing persons to know the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones in Marawi.
South Sudan: New policy brings hope to families of thousands registered as missing
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200
News release | As 30 August marks International Day of the Disappeared, nearly 5,000 people across South Sudan are registered as missing with the ICRC
Pakistan: ICRC operational response to COVID-19
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 06:30:00 +0200
Article | From community engagement to supporting those in the field, the activities the ICRC in Pakistan carry out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s house
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Four consecutive decades of conflicts and violence left many Iraqi families to suffer the pain of missing a family member.
Mozambique: World cannot ignore growing violence and humanitarian crisis
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Article | Conflict, natural disasters and COVID-19. An ICRC aid worker shares her account of working in Mozambique.
Cyber attacks are a known threat: Now is the time for preventive action
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:45:00 +0200
Statement | Addressing the real and growing threat posed by cyber attacks against critical civilian infrastructure
ICRC: Gazans face ‘double crisis’, need international support
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC is providing support to the people of Gaza during this time of conflict and COVID-19.
Africa: 44,000 people registered as missing on the continent, nearly half of them children
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:15:00 +0200
News release | As 30 August marks International Day of the Disappeared, nearly 44,000 people across Africa are registered as missing with the ICRC - 45% are children
South Sudan: Helping prison authorities prevent spread of COVID-19 in places of detention
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Video | The ICRC works with detention authorities in South Sudan to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
Lebanon: Bruised by multiple blows, people risk “huge, hidden scars”
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0200
News release | Three weeks after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut port, the physical and psychological damage it inflicted is staggering.
Philippines: Academic essay competition on international humanitarian law
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:30:00 +0200
Article | An essay competition on International Humanitarian Law aims to encourage Filipino academics and practitioners in the context of the Philippines.
Somalia: Decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:15:00 +0200
News release | Health care visits to Somali Red Crescent clinics by children under five and pregnant women dropped by more than 50 per cent.
Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 22:00:00 +0200
Serbia: Support to Red Cross societies, penitentiaries and authorities during COVID-19
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0200
Article | Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the ICRC in Belgrade has been in close contact with the authorities and Red Cross societies in the region.
Venezuela: Nourishing the hope of returnees during COVID-19
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC helped tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Elena de Uairén, Bolívar state, Venezuela by providing healthy food.
Libya: COVID-19 and conflict collide, deepening humanitarian crisis
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:15:00 +0200
News release | In war and conflict-afflicted Libya, half a million people need health care as COVID-19 and economic collapse plunge civilians deeper into chaos.
Jerusalem: ICRC donates protective equipment to tackle second wave of COVID-19
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC made a donation of personal protective equipment to the Palestinian Ministry of Health to help tackle a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Humanitarian Day 2020: Respect and protect health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 03:30:00 +0200
Article | On World Humanitarian Day, we honor front line health workers who provide life-saving care to people who need it most, especially during COVID-19.
Ethiopia: Adapting operations during COVID-19 to meet humanitarian needs
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Article | In 2020, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by conflict and violence in Ethiopia.
South Sudan operational update: Violence, floods leave thousands homeless and at-risk of malnutrition and disease
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:15:00 +0200
News release | Here's how the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross are helping people displaced by recent armed violence and floods in Jonglei State, in South Sudan.
ICRC: 600 violent incidents recorded against health care providers, patients due to COVID-19
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC recorded more than 600 incidents of violence, harassment or stigmatization against health care workers and patients in relation to COVID-19.
Safer Access to Public Essential Services - report
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:30:00 +0200
Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2020
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Article | The severity of the humanitarian situation in Nigeria has been exacerbated with the onset of COVID-19 in February 2020 and its subsequent spread.
6th Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | Statement of Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC, to the sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.
With patience and resolve, a conflict-affected family in Butig braves the COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | In Mindanao, impact of COVID-19 on health and livelihood has made it hard for vulnerable farming households to recover from effects of armed conflict.
COVID-19: Over 6,650 detainees in Pacific region receive assistance
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 04:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC has been sharing advice on prevention, preparedness and response to COVID-19 in prison settings across the Pacific region.
A Buddhist perspective on treatment of prisoners of war
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC launched an updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention which regulates the treatment of prisoners of war.
How is COVID-19 affecting the communities in which we work?
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | This is how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the people we work with.
Philippines: Strengthening domestic knowledge and enforcement of IHL
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and the Department of Justice-National Prosecution Service held an intensive online “Training of Trainers” session in Philippines.
India: Interfaith dialogue on dignified management of the dead during COVID-19
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:15:00 +0200
Article | A webinar on dignified management of the dead during COVID-19 was organized by the ICRC for spiritual leaders and scholars of major faiths in India.
COVID-19: Attack on Dura Hospital staff ‘completely unacceptable’
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC expresses its shock and dismay regarding an attack on staff in the intensive care unit of Dura Hospital in Hebron, Jerusalem.
Lebanon: “From one minute to the next, the world changed for Beirut”
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:15:00 +0200
News release | A week after a devastating explosion ripped through Beirut, the city's hospitals are still full and hundreds of thousands of people need help.
ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: January to June 2020
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | A summary of the impact of the ICRC's humanitarian response in South Sudan from January to June 2020.
IHL Day 2020: Preserving human dignity in times of armed conflict
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Article | Preserving human dignity in times of armed conflict: a shared responsibility
Georgia: Remains of 13 people, considered missing due to 1992-1993 conflict, identified
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200
News release | 13 people unaccounted for in connection with the 1992-1993 armed conflict in Abkhazia were recently identified by the ICRC.
Humanitarian situation in Lebanon requires immediate, sincere and wholehearted support
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is seeking 40m Euros to support the immediate humanitarian response in Beirut, Lebanon.
Beirut explosion: We will not leave Lebanon all alone
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Article | Lebanon will continue to suffer from the consequences of the Beirut explosion for a long time. Here's how we are trying to provide help to the people.
International Conference on support to Beirut and the Lebanese people: Speech by Peter Maurer
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:30:00 +0200
News release | Already facing an economic and financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic had stretched Lebanon and its people to their limit.
Brazil: Essential workers face high risks in fight against COVID-19
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0200
News release | A campaign to protect workers who are, themselves, affected by COVID-19 aims to support those who are working to keep us safe during the pandemic.
Violence against health workers must cease to help contain COVID-19 emergency
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200
News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores violence against health workers during the COVID-19 emergency.
Nigeria commits to a global nuclear ban
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:15:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC welcomes Nigeria's commitment to contribute to a global ban on nuclear weapons.
Viet Nam: People with disabilities rocked by impact of COVID-19
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | In Viet Nam, people with disabilities are struggling to find appropriate health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200
Article | Health Emergencies in Large Populations is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.
Beirut: Emergency medical supplies delivered to 12 hospitals
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC is actively responding to the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut and remains committed to supporting Lebanon during these difficult times.
Protect all humanity by ratifying the nuclear weapon ban treaty
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Statement | Joint statement of Philippine Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki blast.
COVID-19: Fight far from over as virus accelerates in Africa
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC's message is clear: its work to serve people affected by armed conflict and violence in Africa will not grind to a halt because of COVID-19.
India: Supporting communities affected by floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | The Indian Red Cross Society, at the frontline of the nationwide COVID-19 response, has been providing support to flood-affected communities in Assam.
75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a nuclear threat returns
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0200
News release | The 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes even as the risk of use of nuclear weapons has risen.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Rumours undermine fight against COVID-19 in Kinshasa
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Article | In Kinshasa, Red Cross volunteers are working hard across the city to raise awareness of the risks and precautions, but the task is proving challenging.
Egypt: ICRC donates vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid COVID-19 crisis
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200
News release | In Egypt, the ICRC donated vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Waging war in cities: A deadly choice
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:15:00 +0200
Video | A new film on why heavy explosive weapons should be avoided in cities: When wars are fought in cities, an estimated 90% of casualties are civilians.
ICRC response to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bangladesh: Protection of detainees continues amid COVID-19
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC contributed to increase of the capacity of the Old Dhaka Central Jail accommodation centre for guards in Bangladesh to help combat COVID-19.
Philippines: Guidelines for management of dead during COVID-19 for those of Christian faith
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:15:00 +0200
Publication | Guidelines and key messages on the dignified management of the dead for those of Christian faith during COVID-19 in Philippines.
Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0200
News release | In the Central African Republic, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflicts, violence and a lengthy crisis.
Cluster munitions: Treacherous weapons that still kill ten years after a convention to ban them
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Statement | Cluster munitions are one of the world's most treacherous weapons. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Yemen: Torrential floods wreak havoc in war-stricken country
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Photo gallery | In Yemen, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflict, torrential floods, violence and a lengthy crisis.
Third report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0200
Article | The guidelines, whose adoption was widely welcomed, provide a practical sign of the European Union's commitment to international humanitarian law.
International Humanitarian Law prize for African academics 2020
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Is pleased to call for entries for the 2020 academic prize for best published work on International Humanitarian Law in Africa.
Jordan: How Maryam’s cheese-making business helps support her family
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | From receiving aid to supporting herself, how a refugee in Jordan got her life back on track through her cheese-making business.
Cox’s Bazar: ICRC backs emergency wing renovation catering to 100,000 patients in a year
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | In Bangladesh, the ICRC has been helping in the delivery of emergency health-care services in Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital in the times of COVID-19.
A silent threat: In Papua New Guinea, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 01:45:00 +0200
Article | In Papua New Guinea, the stress and impact of dealing with COVID-19, at such a large scale, has taken a toll on the mental health of the people.
Venezuela: Helping the health care workers who help us
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0200
Article | In Venezuela, here's how the ICRC is improving the humanitarian situation through their response to COVID-19 and by helping health care workers.
Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020: Our response to COVID-19
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Report | Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020. COVID-19 stigmatization: People needing health care find it harder than ever
Philippines: ICRC operational update (July 2020)
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 03:30:00 +0200
Article | As COVID-19 cases grew in June, the ICRC's operational response focused on populations most at risk, such as detainees, displaced and vulnerable people.
International Humanitarian Law Bibliography
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.
Nepal: Don’t go so far
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Video | In November 2001, 20 young men left their homes in Jogimara village, central Nepal, to work on an airport runway in Kotbada, some 800 km away in mid-western Nepal.
COVID-19: Experts discuss need to secure health care systems online
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC collaborated with the Observer Research Foundation to hold a discussion on cyber attacks and data breaches in health care.
Draft minimum standard dataset for the search of missing migrants
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 06:00:00 +0200
Article | The Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018 by the ICRC, is currently developing a Minimum Standard Dataset for the Search of Missing Migrants.
Water workers preserve public health despite war and COVID-19
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Article | Water and sanitation personnel show extraordinary dedication in some of the most difficult of places – war zones – despite COVID-19.