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Regional delegation Kuala Lumpur, facts and figures 2016

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Article | Having worked in Malaysia since 1972, the ICRC established the Kuala Lumpur regional delegation in 2001, overseeing activities in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

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The ICRC in Bangladesh, facts and figures 2016

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to respond to the most urgent needs of the vulnerable households and communities affected by incidents of violence or other situations in Bangladesh, working together with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS).Nota

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Ukraine: Foresters keep alive a century-old tradition

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Article | In the Luhansk region, foresters take great pride in regenerating forests, helping protect the environment and provide firewood for the local population.

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Nigeria: Hundreds of thousands received food and assistance in 2016

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to significantly scale up its humanitarian response in North East Nigeria.

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Afghanistan: An appeal for the safe and unconditional release of ICRC staff

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:45:00 +0100

News release | Kabul / Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in the kill

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Ukraine: Activities highlights, 2016

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:15:00 +0100

Article | In Ukraine, the ICRC is helping people affected by the conflict in collaboration with the Ukrainian Red Cross.

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Sri Lanka: A son missing, a family in turmoil

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Video | When Punchibanda watched his son leave to join the army in 1995, he could not have imagined the heartache he would have to endure five years later. In 2000, he and his wife were informed that their son was missing.

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"How does law protect in war?" website has a new look

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:45:00 +0100

Article | Our website "How does law protect in war?" has an improved look and feel, with over 350 real life case studies to explore.

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Ukraine: ICRC delegates monitor conditions of detention

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Video | Every two to three months, we visit people detained in relation to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, in prisons run by Ukrainian authorities.In this short video, our delegate Chyngyz Rayimbekov, discusses why we visit detainees and what we do during

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Somalia: ICRC assisting 240,000 people affected by severe drought

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:45:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are currently distributing food to drought-affected people.

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African Union: Defense attachés receive ICRC briefing on South Sudan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC has briefed several defense attachés connected to embassies and organizations in Addis Ababa about its mission and activities in South Sudan.

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Red Cross Red Crescent Movement stands united: We are #NotATarget

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Video | On February 8th, six of our colleagues were targeted and killed in Afghanistan. That same day, a distribution centre in Aleppo was attacked – killing two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers.

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Traineeship – Health data management

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Article | Purpose of the post in terms of ICRC's missionThe Assistance Division focuses on the provision of health, water and habitat, economic security and weapon contamination services for people and communities affected by armed conflict and other situati

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South Sudan: Hospital staff face difficult choices as fighting intensifies

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | As fighting intensified in the Upper Nile region, the ICRC surgical team in Kodok hospital was working around the clock to save lives.

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African Union: ICRC delegation meets African Policing Civilians Oversight Forum

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:15:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC’s Police and Gendarmerie Delegate, Mark Tony Waine, held a meeting with the African Policing Oversight Forum’s (APCOF’s) coordinator, Sean Tait, on 7 February 2017, in Pretoria, South Africa.

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50th anniversary of the Tlatelolco Treaty: Statement of Peter Maurer, President, ICRC

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +0100

Statement | XXV Regular Session of the General Ministerial Conference of OPANAL. Statement of Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Mexico: ICRC president calls on Latin America and Caribbean to keep championing prohibition of nuclear weapons

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:15:00 +0100

News release | The president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, today urged governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to support the negotiations on a new treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

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Experience of traineeships - Brittany Robles

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Article | I am an American trainee who is committed to issues affecting vulnerable populations, such as migrants, victims of conflict, sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+) and survivors of sexual assault.

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Experience of supervisor - Annika Norlin

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Article | I am working as the Gender and Diversity Advisor at the Human Resources department in Geneva. I have been working as a Protection delegate and programme responsible for many years in the field for the ICRC.

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Experience of supervisor - Laurent Colassis

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Article | I joined the ICRC in 1997 and served as an ICRC delegate in Afghanistan, head of sub-delegation in Rwanda and deputy head of delegation in Congo-Brazzaville.

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Experience of traineeships - Ellen Nohle

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Article | My name is Ellen Nohle, and I recently finished my one-year traineeship at the legal division of the ICRC.

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Ethiopia: Helping the drought-affected, displaced and the vulnerable in detention

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to help the people of Ethiopia respond to the effects of the El Nino-induced drought.

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Seven stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Yemen

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:15:00 +0100

News release | ICRC/MoFA – (Islamabad) Seven Pakistanis who were stranded in Yemen for more than a decade were repatriated and reunited with their families in Pakistan.

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Iraq: Food and other essential help to displaced people

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:15:00 +0100

Video | Over 3 million people have been displaced in Iraq. We are providing assistance throughout the country with the delivery of food and other emergency items.

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ICRC submits evidence to UK inquiry on forced displacement and humanitarian response in Central and East Africa

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:45:00 +0100

Article | Central and East Africa is home to the ICRC's second biggest operation in South Sudan.

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Yemen: Urgent plea to warring parties to spare civilians

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:45:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC is warning that the situation for thousands of civilians in Yemen is deteriorating fast, following a dramatic increase in fighting. Many civilians have become trapped in the cross-fire.

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Generating respect for the law: The need for persistence and imagination

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Article | This article aims to take stock, for the first time, of efforts specifically directed to generating respect for IHL, and in particular through the dissemination of IHL (i.e.

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Russian Federation: ICRC partners with Stenin photo contest to promote humanitarian values

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:45:00 +0100

News release | Moscow (ICRC / MIA Rossiya Segodnya) – The world's biggest independent humanitarian organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will be partnering with the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest in 2017.

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Papua New Guinea: First distribution in Enga brings relief for families

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Photo gallery | The ICRC recently carried out our first ever distribution of relief items in Pilikambi in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province, where communities have been affected by ongoing tribal fighting.

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Jordan: ICRC Activity report October – December 2016

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Article | In the context of the ICRC’s regional response to the Syrian conflict, the ICRC in Jordan continued to respond to the needs of thousands of Syrian refugees and communities hosting them, while providing large-scale logistical and training services to

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Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:45:00 +0100

News release | Geneva / Kabul (ICRC) – Six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been shot and killed in Afghanistan. Two staff members are unaccounted for.

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ICRC and ERC strengthen cooperation in various fields

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0100

News release | Catherine Gendre, Head of Cairo Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and Moamena Kamel, Secretary General of the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC), signed five project agreements yesterday for the year 2017.

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Indirect Fire : A technical analysis of the employment, accuracy and effects of indirect-fire artillery weapons

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Article | The purpose of this report is to provide background information on the technical characteristics of indirect-fire weapon systems, examine how and when they are employed, address and explain issues regarding their accuracy and precision, and describe

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Training activities in international humanitarian law

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Article | This document lists all course offers in international humanitarian law, organized by the ICRC in French and English worldwide.

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Mobile field staff

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:45:00 +0100

Article | Due to an upgrade of our system, we are unable to accept any applications until Monday 6 March 2017. Our email address is also no longer active for new applications.

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Liberia: Promoting humanitarian principles in law enforcement

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:15:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC continues to help the Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while also strengthening the capacities of institutions in international humanitarian law and international rules and standards in the country.

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Tanzania: A long road to reunification for a Burundian family

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Article | Conflict in Burundi forced Nestory and his wife Genveva to flee, leaving their seven-year-old son in the care of an uncle.

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Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The body of an Azerbaijani soldier was returned from Armenia to Azerbaijan today in a transfer facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Vacancy: ICRC Public Affairs and Policy Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:45:00 +0100


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Afghanistan: New children's ward at Mirwais Hospital already over capacity

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | The new paediatric ward at Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar opened in September 2016. The renovated facility stands proudly in the hospital compound, among trees providing welcome shade from what has been a blisteringly hot summer.

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Our humanitarian action in the Philippines 2016

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:30:00 +0100

Article | In central and southern Mindanao in 2016, fighting between government forces and non-state armed groups forced about 78,000 people to flee their homes in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Sulu provinces.

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ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:15:00 +0100

News release | With tens of thousands of people living by the line of contact in eastern Ukraine caught in a spike in the hostilities since Sunday, the ICRC is warning of the toll that the fighting is having on civilians and on the functioning of essential services

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Red Cross launches first community engagement and accountability guide

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:15:00 +0100

Article | The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have published a new guide on ways to effectively and systematically engage communities as a means of improving progra

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Learn more about the Irish Red Cross

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:30:00 +0100

Article | The Irish Red Cross is a volunteer led Irish charity dedicated to providing impartial services and support to those in need. Some of the work involves raising funds and awareness for the International Red Cross's humanitarian operations abroad.

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Iraq: Activity report 2016

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0100

Article | Millions of people throughout Iraq continue to suffer the consequences of armed conflict and the lingering effects of past violence. Tens of thousands of people were killed or injured.

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The ICRC Donor Support Group

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC Donor Support Group (DSG) brings together the organization's major government donors. Since its inception in 1998, the DSG has met regularly for open and frank exchanges about the ICRC's policies and programming.

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Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:45:00 +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 for this quarter.

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Messaging apps: an untapped humanitarian resource

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:30:00 +0100

News release | Geneva: New research, led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), suggests messaging apps could play a vital role in humanitarian work in the future.

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Nigeria: The two-hour trip that took 780 days

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:15:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC works tirelessly all over Nigeria to identify, trace and reunite children who have been separated from their families due to the conflict in the country.

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Lake Chad region: ICRC's operational appeals 2017

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC's operational appeals for the Lake Chad region in 2017.

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In Pictures: Responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) events.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:15:00 +0100

Photo gallery | ICRC delegates attend annual CBRN training at Camp Curragh military college, Ireland.In September 2016, ICRC delegates working in conflict zones all over the world, attended a week-long CBRN training hosted for the second year in a row by the Defen

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Afghanistan: How we've helped in 2016

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:15:00 +0100

Article | The ever growing needs of the Afghan population suffering from the conflict has been exacerbated by the shrinking access of humanitarian aid workers in numerous parts of the country.

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Education in crisis

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0100

Article | With more people on the move than ever before, conflicts lasting years and chronic violence on the rise in many areas, millions of children are deprived of even a basic education.

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Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese received food in 2016

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC responded to renewed violence in South Sudan by delivering food, basic items and providing safe drinking water to thousands.

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Prosthetic and wheelchair repair van in Cambodia

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:15:00 +0100

Video | Cambodia is one of the countries most affected by landmines in the world, it has the highest proportion of landmine amputees.Sophal (41) stepped on a mine when he was 18.

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Philippines: The arduous road to home

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:45:00 +0100

Article | "It was around midnight when some armed men arrived in our village. We were roused from our sleep and all male residents were told to line up. We didn't know what was going on, but we were all terrified.

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Philippines: Detained couple reunited with child after three years

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:45:00 +0100

Video | JP and Grace left their three-month-old son Daniel to the care of relatives after their arrest in Manila in 2013. Since then, the detained couple would only hear the child's voice on the phone.

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Philippines: Paying it forward a step at a time

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:15:00 +0100

Article | Overcoming difficulties is something people with disabilities do every day. It takes great effort and dedication to adapt to their condition.

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Somalia: Hundreds of thousands received food in 2016

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to help the people of Somalia affected by 35 years of armed conflict and harsh climatic conditions like droughts and floods.

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Nigeria: ICRC delivers food to 25,000 people in Rann

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:30:00 +0100

News release | More than 25,000 people in Rann received food during a three-day distribution by the ICRC that ended on Monday.

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Pakistan: Essay competition highlights violence against health staff

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:45:00 +0100

News release | ICRC (Islamabad) – At an award ceremony today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced the winners of its Essay Competition for 2016.

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Nigeria: ICRC surgical teams caring for wounded after air strikes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0100

News release | Abuja (ICRC) - Three days after air strikes at a settlement for internally displaced people at Rann in Nigeria, two surgical teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the help of one Nigerian surgeon continue to care for tho

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Better serving people in need through cooperation with the World Economic Forum

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0100

Article | Over the past few years, the ICRC has developed its engagement with the World Economic Forum (WEF): ICRC staff regularly attend WEF-organized events and take part in WEF initiatives.

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The case for cash

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Article | In many cases, the simple act of giving money — instead of only material goods — may be the most efficient and effective way to give people the buying power they need to direct their own recovery.

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South Sudan: Rolling to the rim, wheelchair basketball coach sees confidence grow

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:15:00 +0100

Video | The ICRC supports three physical rehabilitation centers in South Sudan that provide mobility devices and therapy for people with disabilities.

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Eastern Ukraine: The lasting scars of conflict

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine is leaving lasting scars on people and their livelihoods. Ruined houses, damaged infrastructure, closed schools are among consequences of the hostilities.

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Tajikistan: Mine victims received grants to develop their own business

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Video | Almost a thousand people in Tajikistan have fallen victim to mines and unexploded remnants of war either during the civil war in the country in the 1990s, or as a result of accidents along the border with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

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In Lebanon, one street both divides and unites

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city, was for several years the scene of recurrent outbreaks of violence between the marginalized neighborhoods of Bab el-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

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Massive humanitarian needs in Yemen as conflict continues

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Article | As Yemen approaches marking two years since the start of the conflict, the country faces one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores the deaths of civilians and six Nigerian Red Cross aid workers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:30:00 +0100

News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon."We are deeply saddened

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In South Sudan, a long-awaited homecoming

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Article | In South Sudan, we recently helped 12 women and 35 children to return to their homes and families.

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An Indian's Heart – of Love and Care

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Video | Conflict and other situations of violence not only lead to loss of life, but also destroy people's homes and livelihood. Many people get separated from their families.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:15:00 +0100

Article | Tripoli, Lebanon. As Syria’s civil war rages just 40 minutes away, two adjacent communities remain united and divided along political lines. Check out this GIF-based visual essay from The International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Philippines: Mindanao Newsletter 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:30:00 +0100

Article | We feature a roundup of our activities in Mindanao as well as stories of the people and communities we've supported in 2016.In this issue: Paying it forward a step at a timeHealth support in MindanaoHelping people affected by conflict and v

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H.E.L.P. - A training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Article | The H.E.L.P. (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) is a multicultural and multidisciplinary learning experience created to enhance professionalism in humanitarian assistance programmes conducted in emergency situations.

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Afghanistan: Abducted ICRC staff member released

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – an ICRC staff member who was abducted on 19 December 2016 in Kunduz province, has been released and is now with the ICRC team in Kunduz.The ICRC would like to thank the authorities and the communities who have mobilized and played a

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Food for survival

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0100

Photo gallery | In December the ICRC distributed urgently needed food to over 8,500 of these victims of armed conflict in the Luntukulu region.

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Iraq: Thousands displaced from Mosul yearn for the day they can return home

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:15:00 +0100

Video | More than 140,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and its outskirts. Now, as people try to return to their villages, they are finding a devastating reality.

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Meet us live!

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Article | There are many opportunities to meet us and see how your skills, experience and humanitarianism could make you a perfect fit for a career at the ICRC: face-to-face at job fairs, online job fairs, webinars and live posts, presentations and workshops a

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International Review of the Red Cross - Book Review Guidelines

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0100

Article | The document contains guidelines for authors interested in writing a book review for the International Review of the Red Cross.

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Malaysia: Generating respect for IHL through policy engagement

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC co-organised a seminar on "Generating Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Today's World"

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"I can see that they are loved" - A photojournalist reconnects with two Rwandan orphans

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Article | It has been two years since photographer Nadia Shira Cohen met two young orphans reunited by the ICRC with their grandmother in Rwanda. Last August, she went back to Rwanda to see how their lives had changed.

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Headquarters staff in Geneva

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0100

Article | Due to an upgrade of our system, we are unable to accept any applications until Monday, 6 March 2017. Our email address is also no longer active for new applications.

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ICRC digital tools for IHL promotion

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC provides a number of digital tools for teaching and learning international humanitarian law. The digital tools range from treaty and customary law databases, academic and reference publications, to handbooks and training material.

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ICRC - IFRC joint invitation to bid for low, medium, and high thermal synthetic blankets

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC and the IFRC are performing a joint tender for establishment of Framework Agreements for low, medium, and high thermal synthetic blankets, valid for 2 years.

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Catalogue of publications and films in Arabic

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:45:00 +0100

Article | The catalogue presents a comprehensive list of publications and films available in Arabic. Each entry is in Arabic and English and gives the publication or film's reference number and website link.

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Philippines: Conflict-affected families rebuild their communities through cash-for-work

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 04:15:00 +0100

Photo gallery | In communities where there are repeated clashes between government security forces and armed groups, locals are sometimes left with little choice but to leave their properties and livelihoods behind.

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Executive brief on ICRC in Myanmar

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC's 30th anniversary of work in Myanmar was marked in 2016.

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A world-class wheelchair basketball coach to train the team of South Sudan

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100

News release | At the invitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt, a wheelchair basketball coach for people with disabilities is coming from the United States, and will arrive in Juba on January 10, 2017 to coach players, train coa

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Lebanon: Did you know that wars have rules?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0100

Video | When we went to the streets to ask about the rules of war, we realised that you don't have to be an expert to know that even wars have limits.

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Tactics, techniques, tragedies: A humanitarian perspective on the changing face of war

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0100


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Australia: Working with militaries to ensure humane treatment of detainees

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Article | Detainees are among the most vulnerable populations in armed conflict situations.

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Somalia: Healthy herds help communities survive

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Article | Healthy livestock mean that Somalis have food and economic security.

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Forced to flee or left behind: The struggle for survival in Yambio, South Sudan

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Intensified violence in the Equatorias region has displaced thousands of South Sudanese.

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Mexico: Faces of migration

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +0100

Photo gallery | When we talk about migration, we shouldn’t forget who we’re really talking about. Millions of people are leaving everything behind to go in search of a better life, to find their family or because their life is in danger.

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Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:30:00 +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

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Contacting the ICRC archives

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Article | General archivesThe general public archives cover the history of the Institution since its foundation in 1863 until 1975. They contain general files as opposed to the "Agency archives" which contain individual data.

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Researching victims of conflict

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Article | The Agency archives contain data about individuals that has been collected by the ICRC in the course of its humanitarian work in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

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Pakistan: Reuniting separated children with their families

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100

Article | In Pakistan, the Pakistan Red Crescent, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, restores family contact of separated children, and whenever possible, reunites them.The documentary is the real story of three children who we

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