International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
COVID-19: ICRC backs preventive measures in Pesantren Gontor Islamic boarding school
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC donated medical equipment to an Islamic boarding school in East Java, Indonesia, as part of the prevention measures against COVID-19.
Burkina Faso: Anyone being held must be treated with humanity and dignity
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
News release | Ouagadougou (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed at the erosion of respect for international humanitarian law in Burkina Faso over the last few months.
COVID-19: Medicines and virtual consultation ensure safety among diabetic patients in Pakistan
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC is helping diabetic patients in Pakistan by ensuring proper medication and virtual doctor consultations during COVID-19.
Cyberattacks against medical facilities pose a real risk to humans – in times of pandemics, in times of conflict, at all times
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0200
Statement | Check against delivery by Mr.
Six Essential Lessons for a Pandemic Response in Humanitarian Settings
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Statement | Check against delivery, 2 July 2020Chair, excellencies. Thank you for the opportunity to brief you today.Conflict zones are the sharp end of pandemics.
Photojournalism: Report on Mexican drug war and its humanitarian consequences wins ICRC’s Humanitarian Visa d’Or award
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | On 1 July, the jury awarded the Humanitarian Visa d'Or to Alfredo Bosco, an Italian freelance photojournalist working with the Milanese Luz agency.Alfredo Bosco's report, entitled Forgotten Guerrero, depicts the war between cartels in Guerrero, the l
Talking to community: Behavioural change in the age of COVID-19
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | From behavioural changes to initiating community dialogue, what leading a national-level response to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka taught a humanitarian.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement statement on building an environment free from racism and discrimination
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | Movement statement on ensuring an environment free from all discrimination and racism.
COVID-19: Our response in Yemen
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | Besides our regular activities focused on alleviating the suffering of people affected by the conflict, we have been conducting - and hope to increase - public awareness COVID-19 campaigns and training on proper hygiene, including in detention centre
Myanmar: ICRC strives to ensure ample COVID-19 response
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Article | Here's how the ICRC is working in Myanmar where the threat of COVID-19 is particularly acute for communities living in areas affected by armed conflict.
Azerbaijan: Silk, honey and saffron soothe sting of life in times of COVID-19
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC has been helping farmers in Azerbaijan stay financially afloat while COVID-19 pandemic alters everything that was once considered ‘normal’.
Draft principles on stakeholder interaction with families of missing migrants
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles on interaction with families of missing migrants.
Syria: As economic crisis bites, lack of humanitarian access costs lives every day
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:00:00 +0200
News release | As the tenth anniversary of the Syria conflict approaches, millions of people are being pushed towards deeper poverty and hunger.
Supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels IV Conference, 30 June 2020
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:15:00 +0200
Statement | The ICRC urgently needs to step up our life-saving action across Syria, including in the Idlib pocket.
Kuwait: High-Level Policy Dialogue explores COVID-19 humanitarian challenges
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:30:00 +0200
News release | High-Level Policy Dialogue explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait and the Middle East region.
Kuwait: Third High-Level Policy Dialogue joint statement
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Statement | The ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, the ICRC and Kuwait Red Crescent Society participated in the third High-Level Policy Dialogue.
Operational update on Syria: Maintaining vital support to the most vulnerable in times of COVID-19, while bracing for increased needs
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Article | With the conflict in its tenth year, Syria is facing COVID-19 pandemic with scarce resources. Countless families have been affected.
Annual Report 2019
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:30:00 +0200
Report | The Annual Report 2019 is an account of the field activities the ICRC conducted worldwide over the year.
Indonesia: ICRC visits Ibnu Abbas Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school for girls
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC visited Ibnu Abbas Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school for girls, in Indonesia.
COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Hinduism perspective
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Article | Management of the dead, from a Hinduism perspective, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Buddhist perspective
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | Management of the dead, from a Buddhist perspective, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Maiduguri’s keke are spreading COVID-19 prevention messages
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | Keke drivers in Maiduguri, Nigeria, are spreading COVID-19 prevention messages throughout the city, even as the virus threatens their hard-won livelihoods.
Cameroon: Navigating the distance created by COVID-19
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Article | A photographer highlights the impact which COVID-19 has had on the residents of a home for visually impaired people on the outskirts of Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Humanity in a pandemic world: Young writers’ competition launched with new theme in Malaysia
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC, along with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, organized the Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2020. This year's theme is the pandemic.
Indonesia: Religious leaders reflect on their role during COVID-19
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC organized a webinar on Pandemic Wisdom: The Roles of Religious Leaders in Indonesia during COVID-19.
Buddhist ethics and IHL: Seminar organized by ICRC and Smaratungga Buddhist College
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 05:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and Smaratungga Buddhist College organized a one-day seminar on Buddhist ethics and IHL in Boyolali, Indonesia.
Bangladesh: Cash grants help 6,000 families in Chattogram Hill Tracts
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | In Bangladesh, cash grants from the ICRC and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society help families in Chattogram Hill Tracts.
Catalogue of publications and films in Arabic
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Publication | Catalogue presents a comprehensive list of publications and films available in Arabic.
Humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Mozambique
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is shifting its gears to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and address the new needs of people affected by armed violence in Mozambique.
For survivors of sexual violence: How to find help
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 05:45:00 +0200
Article | Helpful resources and services for those who have experienced sexual violence.
COVID-19: Achieving effective pandemic containment in Afghanistan’s largest prison
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is providing aid to help combat the effects of COVID-19 in Afghanistan’s prisons, including the largest one – Pul-e-Charkhi Central Prison.
South Sudan: Fears that hundreds more could die in renewed violence in Jonglei State
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0200
News release | Hundreds more could die due to armed violence erupting again, causing death, injury, and displacement, in Jonglei State, South Sudan.
COVID-19: How ICRC helps children affected by pandemic
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:15:00 +0200
Article | COVID-19 is an education crisis for vulnerable children and youth impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, and protracted crises.
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Thu, 18 Jun 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.
ICRC’s engagement with Buddhist circles in Myanmar
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | Scholar monks, nuns, and students from across Shan and other states exchanged their views with the ICRC on the synergies between Buddhism and IHL.
Bangladesh: ICRC visits the Islamic Foundation
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | Islamic Foundation and ICRC have worked together on activities including research into Islamic Law and IHL, and first aid training sessions for imams.
Afghanistan: Spike in violence against health care amid COVID-19 threatens millions
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:15:00 +0200
News release | The recent rise in violence in Afghanistan, along with the outbreak of COVID-19, threatens to reduce access to health services for millions of Afghans.
Webinar: Humanitarian action in the time of COVID-19
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Video | Webinar discussing humanitarian action during COVID-19, and what the ICRC is doing in response to the world's most challenging conflicts.
Operational update on Monguno attack: 16 civilians evacuated to Maiduguri for surgical care
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +0200
News release | The attacks in Monguno and Nganzai in Nigeria's Borno State on Saturday are the latest example of the deadly toll the conflict has on civilians.
Philippines: ICRC response to COVID-19 (May 2020 edition)
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | As COVID-19 cases grew in May, the ICRC's operational response focused on populations most at risk, such as detainees, displaced and vulnerable people.
COVID-19: Talk show between ICRC and Keluarga Buddhayana
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | In Indonesia, the ICRC participated in a talk show with Keluarga Buddhayana to address queries within the Buddhist community during COVID-19.
Invitation to bid for ICRC tender for RUTF & LNS-LQ (RUSF)
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Large Quantity (LNS-LQ) / Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) valid for 1 year.Bidders who ar
Belgrade: Response to COVID-19 in May 2020
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | In the Serbian region, the ICRC's response to COVID-19 pandemic includes supporting the communities, including migrants in migration centres.
Belgrade: Initial response to COVID-19 in April 2020
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:00:00 +0200
Article | In the Serbian region, the ICRC's initial response to COVID-19 pandemic includes supporting the communities, including migrants in migration centres.
Jordan: ICRC supports preventive measures against COVID-19
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Article | In Jordan, the ICRC continues its humanitarian work amidst COVID-19 environment.
Libya: COVID-19 erodes livelihoods already hard-hit by war
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | In Libya, more and more people are losing their livelihoods and income, and employees are often not receiving wages for months, due to COVID-19.
Humanitarian effectiveness through new technology requires standards of control over data, data integrity and data availability
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 18:00:00 +0200
Statement | Humanitarian effectiveness through new technology requires standards of control over data, data integrity and data availability.
Somalia: Curbing the spread of COVID-19
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and Somali Red Crescent Society have adapted their humanitarian operations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Halting the spread of COVID-19 in congested detention facilities
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Many detention facilities around the world are overcrowded, making them extremely vulnerable to a rapid spread of COVID-19.
Checklist: Domestic measures to implement the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Publication | A checklist which provides domestic measures to implement the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
Webinar: Religions, health issues and management of the dead with Alkhairaat University
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | A webinar on religions, health issues and management of the dead was conducted by the ICRC in collaboration with the University of Alkhairaat.
Africa CDC and ICRC discuss COVID-19 prevention in places of detention
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:45:00 +0200
Article | Africa Center for Disease and Prevention Control and ICRC organized a webinar to highlight importance of protecting health of persons in detention.
Base policies on IHL and leave political controversies outside humanitarian concerns
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:15:00 +0200
Statement | ICRC President Peter Maurer reiterates IHL is the only reasonable basis for consensus and to leave political controversies outside of humanitarian concerns.
Sudan: Humanitarian aid flight brings medical and support staff to Khartoum
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC and MSF's first joint humanitarian aid flight landed in Khartoum on 9 June 2020 at 10:50 am.
Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – June 2020: Our response to COVID-19
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Report | Middle East and North Africa newsletter, June 2020: How the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
African Union: ICRC’s response to COVID-19 in Africa
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 18:15:00 +0200
Article | Highlighting the ICRC's response to COVID-19 in the African Union.
Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS provide livelihood support for 25,500 returnees
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC, together with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, continues to provide assistance to farmers affected by ethnic violence in Ethiopia.
Brazil and the Southern Cone countries: Report of the ICRC COVID-19 response
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:00:00 +0200
Article | In light of the pandemic of COVID-19, the ICRC Regional Delegation adapted its modus operandi by incorporating new activities into its neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian work in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.We work with
Brazil: ICRC supports efforts to protect and respect COVID-19 victims
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:15:00 +0200
News release | With more than 32,000 fatalities due to COVID-19 in Brazil, we must properly manage the dead, ensuring dignity, protection and respect for families.
Myanmar: Helping detainees reach home safely
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:45:00 +0200
Article | In April 2020, the ICRC helped 2,184 people reach home safely and with dignity as part of our 'Safe Return Home' programme, in Myanmar.
COVID-19: Emergency aid distributed in 24 Sri Lanka districts
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC, along with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, carried out emergency relief distribution drives in 24 districts, providing aid during COVID-19.
Bangladesh: Reunited family experiences hope amid COVID-19 gloom
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Photo gallery | In Bangladesh, a family is reunited amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the ICRC's Restoring Family Links programme.
Restoring Family Links code of conduct on data protection
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Article | A Restoring Family Links Code of Conduct on Data Protection was adopted in 2015 to guarantee right to privacy and protection of personal data.
Uniting for a people's vaccine against COVID-19
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:15:00 +0200
News release | The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement call for unity to scale up efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
Checklist: Domestic measures to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Publication | A checklist providing guidance on domestic measures to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
"Leaving Colombia got harder each time I did it."
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | An ICRC delegate from County Kildare, Ireland, reflects on her three missions in the South American country, Colombia.
ICRC: Protect livelihoods during COVID-19 or risk a boom in aid-dependency
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00:00 +0200
News release | According to new survey, economic hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic could foster a boom in aid-dependency in countries at conflict.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka and the fight against COVID-19
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:45:00 +0200
Video | Internationally acclaimed musician, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, is using her voice to fight COVID-19 misinformation.
The ICRC data protection framework
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC rules on personal data protection were adopted in 2015, which affords individuals protection in accordance with international standards.
High-level pledging conference for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Article | Speech given by Peter Maurer, ICRC President, on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Limits on Autonomy in Weapon Systems
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:30:00 +0200
Article | Limits on Autonomy in Weapon Systems: Identifying Practical Elements of Human Control.
Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – May 2020: Our response to COVID-19
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Report | Middle East and North Africa newsletter, May 2020: How people marked Ramadan amid ongoing conflict, seasonal diseases and worsening economic situation.
COVID-19: Fighting conflict and coronavirus in Nigeria's Borno
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:15:00 +0200
Photo gallery | COVID-19: In north-eastern Nigeria, the threat of coronavirus grows among displaced people, but the conflict continues.
COVID-19: Global pandemic may increase stress exponentially
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic may increase stress exponentially. There are a number of people and communities who are particularly vulnerable to the psychological and psychosocial impact of the pandemic
Facebook and Red Cross launch #AfricaTogether, a campaign calling for vigilance against COVID-19
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0200
News release | Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether.
International humanitarian law 101: IHL and COVID-19
Sun, 31 May 2020 20:15:00 +0200
Video | A short video explaining the intersection between International Humanitarian Law and COVID-19.
Jordan: For Abla, ICRC’s cash support has come at the right time
Sun, 31 May 2020 12:30:00 +0200
Article | There are 720 refugee families in Jordan enrolled in the ICRC's cash transfer programme. The story of one such family we were able to help out.
Somalia: Killing of health workers from rural clinic an appalling tragedy
Fri, 29 May 2020 17:00:00 +0200
News release | Somalia: The ICRC is deeply shocked by the killing of eight people in Gololey village in the Balcad district in Hirshabelle, Mogadishu.
South Sudan: COVID-19 response in April 2020
Fri, 29 May 2020 16:15:00 +0200
Photo gallery | As COVID-19 pandemic spreads to South Sudan, scale of its actual and potential impact on communities the ICRC serves has become increasingly evident.
Papua New Guinea: ICRC supports Mount Hagen Hospital to better prepare for COVID-19 patients
Fri, 29 May 2020 03:30:00 +0200
News release | The unit, which includes a delivery room, has a capacity to cater for 12 COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 crisis is becoming a protection crisis
Thu, 28 May 2020 21:30:00 +0200
Statement | Remarks to event "Safeguarding Civilians in a Pandemic" hosted by the International Peace Institute during 2020 UN Protection of Civilians Week.
Online community for national committees and similar entities on IHL
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Article | About the online community for national committees and similar entities on IHL.
The ICRC Data Protection Commission
Thu, 28 May 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Data Protection Commission is responsible for checking the compliance of the organization’s processing of personal data
COVID-19 appeal: None of us are safe until we're all safe
Thu, 28 May 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Article | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement made a collective appeal for 3.1 billion Swiss francs to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 3.1 billion Swiss francs
Thu, 28 May 2020 13:00:00 +0200
News release | COVID-19: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is appealing for 3.1 billion Swiss francs to urgently scale up its global response.
The use of weapons and equipment in law enforcement operations
Thu, 28 May 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | Q&A explaining the strict constraints on the use of weapons and equipment in law enforcement operations.
Sudan: Making face shields for health care heroes
Thu, 28 May 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | Production of lightweight, durable protective face shields will assist front line health workers and other medical staff caring for COVID-19 patients.
Amid COVID-19, we must not lose focus on violations and abuses in war
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:45:00 +0200
Statement | Secretary-General Guterres' report card on the state of protection highlights the enormous violations and the failures to protect men, women and children around the globe.Communities caught in the crossfire of armed conflict suffer shock after shock,
Ethiopia: ICRC supports local manufacture of face shields
Wed, 27 May 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is assisting physical rehabilitation centres to manufacture 3,000 face shields locally in support of the fight against COVID-19 in Ethiopia.
Joint UN/ICRC Op-Ed on explosive weapons in populated areas and COVID-19
Wed, 27 May 2020 10:30:00 +0200
News release | Joint appeal by Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs; and Robert Mardini, Director-General of the ICRC.We are all grappling with th
Health care workers save lives: Condemnation of attacks linked to COVID-19
Tue, 26 May 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | Community of concerned people issued a declaration condemning increasing incidents of attacks against health workers and facilities during COVID-19.
COVID-19: ICRC expands material support to prisons in West Java and Banten
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:15:00 +0200
News release | Ramping up its response to COVID-19, the ICRC expanded support to 45 places of detention in West Java and Banten provinces in Indonesia.
Call to governments: Work together to stop cyber attacks on health care
Mon, 25 May 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC President Peter Maurer among international leaders calling on the world's governments to take action to stop cyber attacks on health care.
Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached
Mon, 25 May 2020 09:30:00 +0200
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 Spanish Civil War or Second World War
Mon, 25 May 2020 09:30:00 +0200
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
Malicious use of cyber technology can cause suffering during armed conflicts
Fri, 22 May 2020 20:45:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council on Cyber Stability and Conflict Prevention.
South Sudan: Operational highlight of our COVID-19 response in April 2020
Fri, 22 May 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC in South Sudan adapted its ongoing humanitarian activities for communities affected by conflict and violence to limit the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19: Millions dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services in north-east Syria
Thu, 21 May 2020 22:30:00 +0200
Statement | In north-east Syria, millions are dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services along with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“People live in fear" – A clinic on the front lines of Libya’s war
Thu, 21 May 2020 15:30:00 +0200
Article | A clinic in Libya at the forefront of the emergency health response, receiving newly displaced patients during COVID-19 while the fighting continues.