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International Committee of the Red Cross

UN Charter and IHL complement each other to reduce suffering and preserve dignity

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Mr. Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you, Mr. President, for convening this important and timely discussion.Mr.

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Somalia: Buzzing trade helps restore self-reliance

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | In the wake of persistent drought followed by torrential rains against a backdrop of frequent fighting and violence, beekeeping in Somalia is helping families regain self-reliance.

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Darfur: ICRC Assists 7’800 Injured and Displaced Persons Affected By Violence In West Darfur

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:45:00 +0100

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News release | Khartoum—The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is distributing Essential Household Items (EHIs) to those affected by the violence which began on December 28, 2019, around El Geneina, West Darfur, causing several deaths, injuries, and di

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Syria: Alarming humanitarian situation in the northwest

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned by the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria.

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South Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC facilitated the release and transport to Juba of 23 persons – including 11 children – previously held in Central Equatoria, in relation to the conflict in South Sudan.

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Malaysia: Military lawyers delve deeper into law of armed conflict at sea

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:00:00 +0100

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Article | The Centre for Military and International Humanitarian Law (COMIHL) organized a regional course on the law of armed conflict at sea for military lawyers in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Yemen: 6 Saudi detainees repatriated to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC facilitated the repatriation of six Saudi detainees from Yemen to Saudi Arabia following an agreement between the Saudi authorities and Ansarullah

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YEMEN ICRC ACTIVITIES June - July 2019

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

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YEMEN April - May 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

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YEMEN January 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

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YEMEN: February - March 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES

Sun, 29 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0100

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Support Project for Emergency Department of Pyongyang Medical College Hospital

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 06:00:00 +0100

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Article | The project brief elaborates on the short- and long-term support that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) provides to the Emergency Department at Pyongyang Med

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Bangladesh: First-ever wheelchair basketball tournament fosters social inclusion

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | Athletes with disabilities were full of enthusiasm and sportsmanship as they participated in the recently-held wheelchair basketball tournament at Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).

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Bangladesh: Regional experts mull over challenges in IHL implementation

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0100

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Article | Bangladesh National IHL Committee (NIHLC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently joined hands to organize a meeting in Dhaka for the National IHL Committees of Asia.

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Water Supply and Habitat Projects in the DPRK

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 04:00:00 +0100

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Article | Since 2013, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working on water supply in peri-urban areas.

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Gaza: A mother struggles to cope with life with three sick children

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Samira Abdul Aziz, 41, from Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, fears she will miss the opportunity to see her children grow up and graduate from university.

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African Union : IPSS and ICRC sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance partnership

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) on 17 December 2019, at the IPSS Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The agreement was signed by Dr.

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African Union Chairperson assures ICRC of strengthened partnership

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:45:00 +0100

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Article | The African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, accepted the letter of credentials of Mr. Bruce Mokaya Orina, incoming Head of the ICRC delegation to the African Union, on 5 December 2019, at the AU Headquarters.H.E. Mr.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: hundreds of people in dire situation after military operations in South Kivu

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:15:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva/Kinshasa (ICRC) – When the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced, on 8 December, that they had captured a group of over 1,800 people in the Kalehe highlands, comprising members of the National Congress for Democratic R

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ICRC and Grundfos sign partnership for operational impact

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | On December 17, 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Grundfos, one of the world's top pump – and water solutions providers, officially signed an agreement that will gather their technological and humanitarian expertise around

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Update of customary IHL database – December 2019

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:15:00 +0100

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Article | In December 2019, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Djibouti.

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Gaza: corn on the corniche

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | “From poverty arises creativity.”Those were the words of Fadi al-Omari as he talked about the small cafeteria he had set up on Gaza’s corniche, the Strip’s seaside promenade.

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Principled humanitarian action relies on trust

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 21:45:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Mr.

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Moscow: 100 commanders attend biggest seminar in the world on rules of war

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:45:00 +0100

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Video | From 7 to 12 October 2019, 100 high-ranking officers, from over 70 countries, came together in Moscow, Russia, to participate in the biggest seminar in the world on rules of war.

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Mon, 16 Dec 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.

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Red Cross Red Crescent Conference: Over 160 States gather to address world's most pressing humanitarian issues

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:15:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) - Representatives from 168 States joined 187 Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, at the International Conference in Geneva which closed today.

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Winners of Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2019 announced

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Kuala Lumpur (ICRC) – Six pieces of humanitarian reporting have been selected as winning entries for the Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2019.

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Explosive Weapons In Populated Areas, Opening Remarks by Peter Maurer at the 33rd International Conference Side Event

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:45:00 +0100

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Article | "The use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area in populated areas is a major cause of civilian harm.

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Experts' Workshop Report on IHL and Islamic Law in Contemporary Armed Conflicts

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Report | This report is the result of a two-day workshop for experts on international humanitarian law (IHL) and Islamic law that was held in Geneva, at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on 29 and 30 October 2018.

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ICRC, ERCS distribute emergency assistance to 2,615 displaced households in North Ethiopia

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) jointly distributed 1,167 essential household items to people affected by ethnic violence in Gondar town and its environs in Amhara Region in northern Ethiopia.Plastic sheets, sleeping mats, blanket

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Nuclear weapons: An appeal for humanity

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:00:00 +0100

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Statement | Seventy-four years after the world witnessed the unspeakable suffering caused by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons are still in existence, many on hair-trigger alert, ready to be launched within minutes.

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Reporting of gunshot wounds: a study gives fresh insights on obligation for health staff

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:45:00 +0100

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Article | A recent report drafted by the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (mandated by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs), in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross provides a comparative analysis about whether domestic

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International Conference Opening : ICRC President address

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Friends,Welcome to the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, a unique platform for our Movement and the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to come together

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Cyclone Idai: Facts and figures

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:45:00 +0100

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Infographic | Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira in the central region of Mozambique on 14 March 2019. The Cyclone continued through Mozambique impacting neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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Islamic and humanitarian law experts discuss preservation of human dignity in armed conflict

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100

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Article | Cairo (Al-Azhar, ICRC) – Experts in Islamic studies and international humanitarian law participated in a two-day workshop during which they addressed and exchanged views on specific issues that abound because of protracted conflicts.The workshop, ent

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Promoting International Humanitarian Law among Rwandan law students

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Rwanda held its fourth Annual National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in October.

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South Sudan: 29 people suffering gunshot wounds from clashes evacuated by air to Juba

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:45:00 +0100

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News release | Twenty-nine people suffering gunshot wounds from intercommunal clashes in Western Lakes State have been evacuated by the ICRC by air to Juba for further medical care.

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Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the implementation of international humanitarian law: Guiding principles

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:30:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Fact sheet describing the role that National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies can play with regard to the national implementation of international humanitarian law.

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Daily life in Gaza

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | With a message that comes straight from the heart, Mohammed Abu Kamil is devoted to educating the community on how to deal with persons with disabilities.

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons.

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Mozambique: Armed violence exacerbates suffering in cyclone aftermath

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +0100

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News release | Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the area in April

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Nepal: Driven by wheels of passion

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:30:00 +0100

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Article | A week-long training in wheelchair basketball was recently organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross in collaboration with the Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association (NSCISA) in Kathmandu.

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1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects applies two general customary rules of international humanitarian law to speci

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1972 Convention on the Prohibition of Biological weapons

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction is one of the instruments of international law aimed at reducing the suffering caused by war.

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1993 Chemical Weapons Convention – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

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Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction belongs to the category of instruments of international law that prohibit weapons deemed particularly abhorrent.

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Implementing International Humanitarian Law: From law to action

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Fact sheet explaining what it means to implement international humanitarian law at the national level, whose responsibility it is to do so, what general measures must be adopted and how this can be done.

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1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or APMBC) is part of the international response to the widespread suffering c

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1954 Convention on the protection of cultural property - Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Factsheet describing the obligations of States regarding the national implementation of the norms contained in the 1954 Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Protocols (First and Second).

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2008 Convention on cluster munitions – Factsheet

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a response to the suffering caused by cluster munitions, which have killed and injured many thousands of civilians in countries where they have been used.

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Work on the missing requires determination; we must keep the course no matter the commitment

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:15:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Mr. Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you, Madam President, for the opportunity to address the Council.

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ICRC preparing for major expansion of sports programmes for people with disabilities

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0100

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News release | With the goal of increasing sports opportunities and societal acceptance for people with disabilities, the ICRC is in the midst of a major expansion of its sports programmes for people with disabilities

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ICRC appeal to fund its operations in 2020

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0100

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking donors for 2.2 billion Swiss Francs to fund its field operations and headquarters in 2020.

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I am no different than anyone else

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:45:00 +0100

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Myanmar: Passion and Persistence are Coach Joe’s Mantra for Wheelchair Basketballers

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | "The starting point for anything you do is the passion in your heart. It's my job to bring this passion out on the court, and on the sidelines," said Joseph Higgins, or Coach Joe as he is more fondly known.

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South Sudan: 80 Wheelchair basketball players to face off in two-day tournament in Juba

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:30:00 +0100

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News release | Eighty wheelchair basketball players from across South Sudan have gathered in Juba for three weeks of training led by two renowned coaches.

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Gaza: Crutches of metal and hopes of steel

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Gazan photographer Abed Zagout sheds light on individual struggles to overcome disability and trauma while also showing the larger implications of the 2018 crisis.

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ERC, ICRC sign four-year agreement to meet growing humanitarian needs

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Cairo (ERC, ICRC) – In order to continue the joint humanitarian response and to mark the cooperation between the two institutions, the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a four-year part

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Iraq: As death toll rises in protests, ICRC deplores loss of life and violence

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC deplores the use of violence and loss of life during the ongoing protests in Iraq.

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Cameroon: Hope in the face of despair - The struggle of a displaced widower and his determination to be reunited with his two young daughters

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:15:00 +0100

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Article | The struggle of an internally displaced widower and his determination to be reunited with his two young daughters in Cameroon

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Mandate for ICRC's president extended for third term

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:00:00 +0100

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Article | Peter Maurer will serve a third mandate as president of the International Committee of the Red Cross following a vote by the ICRC's governing body, the Assembly, on 28 November 2019.

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128 detainees repatriated to Yemen from Saudi Arabia

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:30:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC facilitated the repatriation of 128 detainees from Saudi Arabia to Yemen following a request from the Coalition's Joint Forces Command and in agreement with both parties.

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International humanitarian law and cyber operations during armed conflicts

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:30:00 +0100

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Report | The use of cyber operations during armed conflicts is a reality.

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Kosovo: Workshop on IHL and Islamic Law in Pristina

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 26 and 27 November 2019, the ICRC mission in Kosovo, in cooperation with the Islamic Community of Kosovo, organized a regional Workshop on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Islamic Law.

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Reflections on 70 Years of the Geneva Conventions and the Challenges Ahead

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:30:00 +0100

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Video | Eva Svoboda, Deputy Director for International Law and Policy at the ICRC, was in Delhi for a series of programmes to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and spoke of international humanitarian law's silent yet significant achi

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North Kivu: ICRC cares for the wounded and calls for restraint

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva/Beni (ICRC) – The ICRC has been providing medicines and other essential medical supplies to health-care facilities around Beni to help deal with the influx of patients caused by a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the area.

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Health Care in Danger: Collecting data on violence against health care is the first step in preventing it

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:45:00 +0100

Article | The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, the Spanish Medical Colleges Organization, the Spanish Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will co-host a round-table in Madrid from 27 to 28 Nove

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Ethiopia: ICRC covers school expenses for 40 underage ex-combatants and children of ex-combatants

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 08:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC provided 2,000 Birr to each child to cover the costs of school registration, uniforms, footwear, backpacks and stationery.

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Inspired to go beyond competitions

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 06:15:00 +0100

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Article | As a young counsel cited articles from legal instruments to defend his arguments, stern-looking judges in their robes cut in from time to time to raise questions. An attentive co-counsel jotted down notes occasionally.

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A world free of anti-personnel mines is in sight but obstacles remain

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 +0100

Statement | Statement by Dr. Gilles Carbonnier, ICRC vice president renewing the political commitment to the Convention.Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,Twenty years have passed since the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention came into force.

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How can forensic science help solve and prevent the Missing? International Symposium aims at providing answers

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC is joining forces with the University of Coimbra in Portugal and the Portuguese Red Cross Society to co-organize a first-of-its-kind meeting on forensic science and its contribution to solving cases of missing persons and preventing people f

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Eighth periodic report on the implementation of international humanitarian law at the level of Arab States 2015 - 2018

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 11:30:00 +0100

Legal factsheet | Since 2003, the ICRC, in cooperation with the League of Arab States, has been publishing joint reports on the implementation of IHL in the Arab region.

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ICRC report on IHL and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +0100

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Report | Pressing humanitarian and legal issues are presented and analyzed in the ICRC report on IHL and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts.

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Table of National Committees and other national bodies on international humanitarian law

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Article | States face a formidable task when it comes to implementing international humanitarian law (IHL) within the domestic legal order. This table contains information on all existing national committees and other national bodies on IHL.

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Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates release of 10 Afghan National Security Forces detainees

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:30:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC facilitated the release of ten Afghan National Security Forces members detained by the Taliban in relation to the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

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A kiss between migrants wins the documentary photo contest, promoted by Canon and ICRC

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:00:00 +0100

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Article | Mexico – A photography of two migrants kissing each other, taken in Guadalajara, west Mexico, at the end of 2018, was awarded first prize at the first photo contest co-organized by Casa de Cultura Canon Academy and the International Committee of the

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Going on assignment in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) extends its capacity in innovative ways together with DSS waterEarlier this year, the ICRC formed a partnership with Dutch Surge Support (DSS water).

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ICRC recommends humane treatment for all detainees, not just specific groups

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:30:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Mr.

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Mozambique: Preparing for planting season in Macomia

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:45:00 +0100

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Video | To help community members in Macomia in northern Mozambique rebuild their lives, the ICRC and Mozambique Red Cross distributed seeds and farming tools to 1000 families ahead of planting season.

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Cyclone Kenneth: Looking Back

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:45:00 +0100

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Video | In April 2019, Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique, a country still reeling from the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai which hit the country only six weeks prior.

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Rwanda: 30 judges and court registrars complete advanced IHL training

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | 30 judges, court registrars, researchers and inspectors of the High Court-Chamber of International Crimes and the Court of Appeal have completed a two-day training on IHL.

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Displacement in armed conflict debated at panel discussion in Amman

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:45:00 +0100

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Article | Amman (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hosted a panel discussion in Amman, on 14 November 2019, to present the findings from two recent ICRC studies relating to the challenges raised by displacement in times of armed confl

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Ethiopia: “Playing wheelchair basketball becomes an orbit of my happiness”

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | The 5th National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament was held in Addis Ababa in the month of November.

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Sudan: Providing water for vulnerable communities in Darfur

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Khartoum delegation has facilitated access to clean drinking water for more than 320,000 people in three Darfur states, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

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The Regional Maritime Security Operations Workshop: Enforcement challenges and humanitarian issues in maritime setting

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | In our globalised world, open borders inevitably facilitate transnational crimes, making it necessary for national, regional and international law enforcement bodies to cooperate with each other.

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Rules for the ages? London debate sets out challenges facing IHL

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:15:00 +0100

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Article | For 70 years international humanitarian law (IHL) has sought to limit the consequences of war and protect people in conflict zones.

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African Union: ICRC seminar on use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:00:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Wars are increasingly being fought in urban areas.

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Peacekeeping Operations: ICRC Statement to the United Nations, 2019

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:15:00 +0100

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Statement | Delivered by Ms.

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Health despite bars: Asia-Pacific region tackles state of prison health

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Manila (ICRC) – With the Asia and Pacific region having over four million prisoners—the highest in the world according to the latest World Prison Population List[1]—tackling the need for quality healthcare among detainees is as complex as it is criti

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Ethiopia: ICRC delivered IHL training to high-ranking trainee military officers

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC and the Defence Command and Staff College conducted a one-day training on IHL to 75 high-ranking trainee military officers.

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Islamabad: Two-day roundtable promotes discourse on Islam and humanitarian principles

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | In a first of its type, a group of 40 Islamic scholars, academicians, legal experts, medical and humanitarian practitioners got together in a two-day round table to deliberate upon Islam and humanitarian principles of RC & RC movement on 27-28 Au

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Syria: Fears for civilian population as key water plant remains out of action

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:45:00 +0100

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News release | The Allouk pumping station, which usually serves more than 400,000 people in and around Hasakeh, has not been functional since 30 October 2019.

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South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:45:00 +0100

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News release | Juba (ICRC) - Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability remain more than ever the prerequisites to alleviate the suffering of millions of South Sudanese.

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Shaken up: Looking back at the earthquake that changed personal history

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | There was nothing significantly different about 8 October 2005. It was just another day of running errands, doing chores at home, going to school, writing a test, working the fields, etc.

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Brazil: Special report on stateless persons wins ICRC International Humanitarian Coverage Award

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0100

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News release | São Paulo (ICRC) – The report titled "Special Human Rights - Right to Nationality" and broadcast by GloboNews won the third annual ICRC International Humanitarian Coverage Award.

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African Union: Seminar on use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:15:00 +0100

Statement | The Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission and ICRC held the biennial seminar on IHL.

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Venezuela: Kneading dreams amidst breads, pastries and biscuits

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | ―"Go for it!"This was Isangeli's husband´s response when she asked him what he thought about her training to become a baker.

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Yemen: Ongoing fighting in Al Dhaela triggers new wave of displacement

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:30:00 +0100

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Article | Renewed fighting in Al Dhalea province has caused thousands of families to flee their villages under harsh circumstances.

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Ethiopia: Army officers discuss laws of armed conflict and international human rights standards

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:45:00 +0100

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Article | Army officers were trained on basic principles of international humanitarian law and international human rights standards.

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Gender-sensitive reintegration in context

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0100

Statement | Addressing the distinct needs and risks experienced by women perceived to be affiliated with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

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