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International Committee of the Red Cross

Children, no matter their association, are entitled to rights and protections as children

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:15:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by Senior Policy Adviser, Ms. Ann DeerThank you, Mr. Chair.This year, we mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Ethiopia: ‘Reconciliation,’ cited in Nobel Peace Prize, is a life-saver for separated families

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | Addis Ababa (ICRC)—One of the heartbreaking byproducts of conflict is the sheer number of families that become separated and can no longer communicate with one another.That's why the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to see t

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Counter-terrorism activities must respect protections afforded by international humanitarian law

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:00:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by Mr. Christopher Harland, Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Legal Adviser, ICRC New YorkMr. Chair,Terrorism negates the fundamental principle of humanity.

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Syria: All zones should be safe for civilians

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:15:00 +0200

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Article | Geneva (ICRC) – Those taking part in the fighting in Syria are reminded that they are obliged by law to spare civilians and all others not taking part in the hostilities, including detainees and all those fleeing from the fighting."All zones should b

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Mental health: Just as important as physical health.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:15:00 +0200

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Article | War and violence destroy communities and countries all over the world, and have a devastating impact on the mental health of millions of people.

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The devastation caused by conflict is not always visible </br>#HiddenScars

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200

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Syria: Life-saving humanitarian work must be facilitated in north-east

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:45:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – After eight years of conflict, 11.7 million people across Syria require humanitarian aid.

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Mental health needs can no longer be an after-thought in crisis

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | When traumas are invisible, they can be easily overlooked or deprioritized. Yet war and disaster have a devastating impact on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of millions.

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73% of millennials in 15 countries say mental health is as important as water, food, shelter

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:15:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – Nearly three in four millennials – 73 per cent – surveyed across 15 countries said that mental health needs are as important as water, food and shelter for victims of wars and armed violence.The data, taken from an Ipsos survey commis

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Cambodia: How a new roof may help wheelchair basketballers’ journey to Tokyo

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | It's been four years since eight female wheelchair basketball players from Cambodia travelled to Kuala Lumpur for an exhibition match against the Malaysian Wheelchair Basketball Federation, as part of the ASEAN Disability Forum 2015.The trip, which m

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Photo expo: International organizations collaborate to mark World Humanitarian Day

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0200

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Article | The Seoul mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in association with other international organizations and the Korean International Cooperation Agency marked World Humanitarian Day by kicking off a photo exhibition and panel d

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As violent protests across Iraq escalate, ICRC calls for restraint

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | The deaths of civilians and the growing number of wounded at the ongoing protests across Iraq is particularly worrying, as is the use of firearms for restoring public order.

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Ethiopia: ICRC holds discussion with Somali Region Security

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC and senior security and justice sector personnel in Somali region discussed ways of further strengthening their existing relations and cooperation related to humanitarian issues.

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Immense mental health toll of humanitarian crises not being addressed

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:45:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva/Amsterdam, 4 October 2019 – The massive mental health needs of people affected by humanitarian emergencies are not being addressed, warned leaders of the ICRC and the IFRC

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Misplaced public pressure towards the ICRC

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200

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News release | The ICRC laments the misplaced public pressure directed towards its offices and staff over the past days which has led to the cancellation of a number of activities including family visits to the larger detainee population.

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A day in the life of a volunteer paramedic in Gaza

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | By: Mohammed MansourFirst responders play a crucial role providing lifesaving assistance to people injured in Gaza border violence, often at great personal risk.

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EU Guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC welcomes the second COJUR report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHLWorking party on public international law (COJUR) report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law - June 2019Intern

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Sudan: Clean water flows once again from Mellit's hand pumps

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | A total of 326,407 individuals have regained access to clean water in parts of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

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Croatia: Continuation of long-standing cooperation with the ICRC

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | On 17 July 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Croatian veterans and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The MoU, between the Ministry of Croatian veterans and the ICRC, was on the transmission

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We witness unacceptable levels of civilian harm in urban conflicts

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:30:00 +0200

Statement | Opening statement of Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at Vienna conference on "Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare" (1-2 October 2019)On behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross

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Seoul: 2nd Northeast Asia training for university lecturers promotes greater respect for IHL

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | Around 25 professors and academics from universities in China, Mongolia, Japan and Korea came together for the 2nd Annual Northeast Asia Training Course for University Lecturers on International Humanitarian Law.

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ICRC and UNESCO brought together 15 countries from Asia and Pacific to advance the protection of cultural property

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 06:15:00 +0200

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Article | UNESCO partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organized the ICRC's 8th Regional Conference on International Humanitarian Law in Asia and Pacific, with the support of the Government of Indonesia.

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Papua New Guinea: New memorial at Aita charts path to closure

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 03:30:00 +0200

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Article | They lived safely in the tropical jungle until the fateful afternoon of 17 May 1992, when they were attacked at their camp while the villagers were celebrating the region's self-proclaimed Unilateral Independence Day.

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Yemen: 290 detainees released with facilitation of the ICRC

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:15:00 +0200

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News release | The unilateral release of 290 detainees, including 42 survivors of an attack on a place of detention in Dhamar this month, took place today.

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ICRC AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN REPORTING 2019

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0200

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organisation working to protect and assist victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence worldwide, welcomes nominations for its 2019 Award for Humanitarian

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Ukraine: The smoke from the stove unites families

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | Viktor and his wife have not seen their children and grandchildren for more than six months now.

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Implementing International Humanitarian Law : from Law to Action

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200

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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Like in physical war, trust and truth will be the first victims in digital frontier

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 19:15:00 +0200

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Article | The digital space is the next frontier in war, and like in physical war, trust and truth will be the first victims."The digital transformation is affecting each and every sector – the fabric of life – and so it is affecting the humanitarian sector,"

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Southern Africa: States commit to a global nuclear ban

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes southern African states’ collective commitment to contribute to a global ban on nuclear weapons by signing and fully ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the sideli

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Nuclear weapons: Global support for treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons is growing

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Mr.

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South Asian judiciaries work towards enhancement of IHL capacity across region

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with National Judicial Academy (NJA) of Nepal organised the 2nd South Asian Expert Exchange on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with the Judicial Sector in Kathmandu on 17 September 201

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A drought so severe it has a name

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | Bahile Hassan, a 60-year-old grandmother says this is the worst of all of them.

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Remarks to "Sharing experiences in addressing gender-based violence: Women and girls in crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan"

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 01:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Excellencies,As a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross I have looked into many eyes of survivors of sexual violence. I sat with survivors and listened to their horrible stories.

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Combatting terrorism should not come at the expense of humanitarian action or principles

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:45:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerFirst, we have to acknowledge that in recent years States and international organizations have developed increasingly robust measures to enhance their counter-terrorism framework, adding greater complexity t

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Nuclear weapons: Global support for treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons growing

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200

News release | New York (ICRC) – The building momentum in support of a world free of nuclear weapons is a hopeful sign for the future of humanity as more States on Thursday signed a landmark treaty prohibiting the most dangerous weapons on Earth.Nuclear weapons, wh

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Nigeria: ICRC condemns aid worker’s murder, appeals to abductors to spare remaining hostages

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200

News release | The ICRC condemns in the strongest terms the tragic killing of an abducted member of the Action Against Hunger team.

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Syria: States must strike a balance between security and treating people humanely

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:45:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerPresident, foreign ministers,Already many pressing challenges facing Syria have been raised today.The needs are vast: your unwavering support for neutral and impartial humanitarian work, and for unhindered a

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Effective jail staff deployment to make a difference to inmates and authorities

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:45:00 +0200

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Article | People are at the centre of any organization’s success.

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The endurance of the Geneva Conventions shows us what is possible

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by President Peter MaurerPresident, foreign ministers,Thank you for your enthusiastic engagement in today's event on the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, and especially the participation of our co-hosts China, South Africa and

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Azerbaijan: Concert commemorates those missing in relation to conflicts

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | This is how Elnara Elekberova remembers her father who has been missing for 27 years now.

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

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0200

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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

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

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 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.

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ICRC urges States to take action on rules of war and climate change

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | UN General Assembly high-level week from 24 to 27 September: climate change and security, international humanitarian law, Syria, and the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

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Indonesia: ICRC strengthens collaboration with religious circles

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC regional delegation to Indonesia and Timor Leste further strengthened its well-established collaborations with religious circles through the fifth annual certificate course on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Islamic Law, as well as

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Renovating, reinventing: Detainees in Panama prisons use architecture to build better lives

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:15:00 +0200

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Article | Poor prison conditions are a worldwide problem.In Panama's La Joya and La Joyita prisons, the ICRC is working with the prison authorities and detainees to improve living conditions.

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Ukraine: Vibrant summer camp rekindles childhood joy, bridges relationships

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0200

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Article | Initiated by the ICRC and run by volunteers of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society's Kherson branch, a summer camp in eastern Ukraine is preparing the kids for the upcoming academic sessions through a variety of learning activities.

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Chronic Diseases: The Forgotten War Trauma

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | It is hard to think of hypertension, diabetes or heart disease as side effects of war, but rather as side effects of ageing.

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Philippines: Glimmer of hope for conflict-affected families in Butig

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:45:00 +0200

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Article | In 2016, life changed for 28-year-old farmer Amilodin from Butig town in Lanao del Sur province, southern Philippines, and he has been struggling to make ends meet while raising his two young children.

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Venezuela: Making access to health care a priority

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200

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Article | The current situation in Venezuela is extremely complex. Some areas are experiencing limited access to health care, water, sanitation and hygiene services, and the population is being exposed to a disconcerting degree of violence.

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Explosive weapons in cities: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0200

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Statement | Alarmed at the devastating humanitarian consequences of urban warfare, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations are jointly appealing to States and all parties to armed conflict to avoid the use of explosive weapons

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Implementing IHL in West Africa: Redux

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | In November 2018, a West African International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Plan of Action was validated by experts from 14 countries in the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS].

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Philippines launches nationwide IHL infomercial

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | In real life, war has real consequences.To raise awareness about the Geneva Conventions and the rules of war, the Philippines' International Humanitarian Law Ad Hoc Committee launched an infomercial intended to be shown nationwide.

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Malaysia: Red Crescent board members enhance IHL knowledge

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | They have volunteered their services and time for the betterment of the National Society.

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Egypt: Facts and figures, January – December 2018

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0200

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Article | ICRC’s long-standing cooperation with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society has further developed with enhanced activities related to the International Red Cross and Crescent Movement’s Family Links Services and extended into the field of direct assistan

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Guidelines on investigating violations of IHL: law, policy, and good practice

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:15:00 +0200

Article | Investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law by the parties to an armed conflict are not only crucial to securing respect for IHL, but also to preventing future violations and enabling redress for victims of past violation

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cash aids recovery following ethnic violence

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | Land disputes sparked deadly clashes in 2018 between ethnic groups in Kakenge, which lies in the Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Large numbers of people fled into the bush, leaving everything behind.

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Pakistan: ICRC completes 15th National Course on Management of the Dead in Emergencies

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 04:45:00 +0200

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Article | When people die during emergency and disaster situations, their bodies must be handled with respect, efficiency and dignity.

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Nigeria’s missing: “I feel it in my heart that my daughter is still alive”

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | Words cannot capture the anguish felt by a parent at the disappearance of a child. But Mustapha Garba is trying his best.He speaks in a soft voice, his wife beside him.

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Sri Lanka: Global Conference on the Interface between Buddhism and IHL

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | On 4th to 6th September 2019, over 120 participants from around the world gathered in historic Dambulla, Sri Lanka, for a global conference on "Reducing Suffering During Armed Conflict: The Interface Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian La

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"I still look for them"

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:15:00 +0200

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Article | Helping Mozambican families in need after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth

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Nigeria: 22,000 people registered as missing after a decade of war, ICRC’s highest caseload in the world

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | Nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported as missing to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a decade of conflict in northeast Nigeria, the highest number of missing persons registered with the ICRC in any country.

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South Sudan's missing and the loved ones they left behind

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 +0200

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Video | Thousands of South Sudanese have gone missing as a consequence of conflict and violence.

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200

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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From green to black: Incendiary balloons leave Israeli farmers with heavy hearts

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | The hot summer days are especially tense for farmers living in the Israeli towns around the Gaza Strip. The cause of their troubles: incendiary balloons.

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South Sudan: One year after peace deal, violence and humanitarian needs haven’t decreased

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:15:00 +0200

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News release | Juba (ICRC) – One year after the signing of the peace deal, violence is still pervasive in South Sudan, as clashes between communities threaten lives and the fragile stability.

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Papua New Guinea: New memorial at Aita charts the path to closure

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:15:00 +0200

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Article | Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the rugged ranges of Wakunai, this village of less than 3,000 people was forced to abandon its subsistence way of life and flee into Wakunai's mountains during the civil war (1989–1997), to escape the deadly bull

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Brazil: With more than 80,000 people reported missing in 2018, families are still searching for answers

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +0200

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Article | Brazil (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been closely monitoring the publication of data collected by the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety (FBSP) on reports of missing persons since 2017, particularly considering that t

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Cyber warfare: IHL provides an additional layer of protection

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Statement delivered by Véronique Christory, Senior Arms Control Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross to the "Open-ended working group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of internation

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Second Regional Movement Communication Workshop takes place in Beirut

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | The second annual Regional Movement Communication Workshop for the Middle east and North Africa Region (MENA) took place in Beirut between 2- 5 September 2019.

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Conflict and the struggle for health care in north-east Nigeria

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:30:00 +0200

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Article | Sitting in the cool shade of a towering Neem tree, Hauwa Mohammed cradles her sleeping granddaughter.They are part of a small crowd, mostly women and children, patiently waiting to see the doctor."We're not sure what's wrong with her, she's sick, so

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Masafer Yatta: living in fear of losing your home

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:15:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | “All I want is to be able to watch TV,” says Huda Awad, a 58-year-old widow looking at the rubble of what used to be her house. Huda moved to Tuba village, West Bank, when she was 20 after one of the local residents became her husband.

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Despite ongoing peace process, needs remain staggering in South Sudan

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | Ten months after the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan was signed, the humanitarian situation remains dire in South Sudan.

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Burkina Faso: Increased armed violence means loss of health care for half a million people

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:15:00 +0200

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News release | A downward spiral in violence in Burkina Faso this year has resulted in more than 500,000 people having their access to health care completely cut off or drastically reduced in the past six months.

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South Asia: Asian faces in the field

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 07:15:00 +0200

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Article | These humanitarians face unprecedented challenges as they work in difficult circumstances and in conflict-hit places.

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Jordan: Rehabilitation of water supply systems in Bani Kinana District

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:15:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC rehabilitated two water supply systems in the Bani Kinana District in Irbid Governorate, in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Yarmouk Water Company.The Bani Kinana District is one of the districts where the Syri

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China: Experts renew commitment to Geneva Conventions during seminar to mark 70th anniversary

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 09:15:00 +0200

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Article | A high-level international seminar started today in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, a set of rules that establish minimum standards of humanity that must be met in any situation of armed conflict.

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How does logistics support work in Sudan?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | ICRC's Head of Logistics in the Khartoum Delegation, Shazia Nawaz spoke about the logistics support for our operations in Sudan.

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Views and Recommendations on Improvised Explosive Devices Falling within the Scope of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:15:00 +0200

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Article | The increasing use of anti-personnel mines of an improvised nature in recent conflicts has resulted in rising numbers of civilian casualties in many contexts.

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Nigeria: Supporting host communities and displaced people in 2019

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | In 2019, the ICRC has supported emergency assistance to people affected by the armed conflict in Nigeria.

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Philippines: Civilians bear brunt of recurrent fighting in Maguindanao

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:15:00 +0200

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Article | Thousands of families in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines have been facing repeated and prolonged displacement for six months now due to the clashes between government forces and armed groups.

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Brunei: IHL workshop opens new doors for participants

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | Intense discussions, pertinent questions and insightful comments marked the workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL) that was jointly organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (o

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Push to improve search for missing people at Dead Sea meeting

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 +0200

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Article | More than 50 experts and representatives of victims from around the world will convene on the Dead Sea in Jordan on 3 and 4 September to discuss how to improve the search for missing people, including victims of enforced disappearance.

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ICRC Writing Competition III

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross is proud to organize for the third time a writing competition in Arabic to engage the Arabic speaking scholars on relevant IHL discussions and to provide an academic platform for legal debates.

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Cluster munitions: for civilians, consequences are severe and long-lasting

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0200

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Statement | Statement by Dr Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red CrossThe humanitarian consequences of cluster munitions for civilians have been severe and long-lasting.

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Yemen: Scenes of devastation as every single detainee either killed or injured in attack

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 21:30:00 +0200

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News release | Geneva/Sanaa (ICRC) –A building serving as a detention facility in Yemen was destroyed in an airstrike, killing or injuring every detainee inside when the multi-story facility crumbled.The facility held around 170 detainees.

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Libya – “There is no buffer for any economic shocks.”

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 17:00:00 +0200

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Article | In 2019, Libya entered its eighth year of insecurity and protracted conflict.

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ICRC, Director Hysaj join hands to produce theatrical play depicting agony of families of those missing for 20 years

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | Pristina (ICRC) – A theatrical play titled "The Stools", directed by renowned Kosovo director Mr Fadil Hysaj and supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was staged before a select audience on the eve of the International Day

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Hoping: A woman's quest for answers

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | Rowena's days are filled with longing.

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Iraq: Hundreds of thousands of people remain missing after decades of war, violence

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:00:00 +0200

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News release | Baghdad (ICRC) – The families of hundreds of thousands of missing Iraqis marked the International Day of the Disappeared on Friday, as the office of Iraq's Prime Minister pledged to support relatives and investigate cases.

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South Sudan: Thousands missing because of conflict and violence

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 +0200

News release | As the world marks the International Day of Missing Persons, the ICRC is following more than 4,000 cases of missing South Sudanese.

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VIDEO: Samson and Sampinya

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:45:00 +0200

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Video | View the video of Samson Ndou's journey to find his uncle Sampinya who migrated to South Africa from Zimbabwe 44 years ago.

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Samson and Sampinya: Reunited after 44 years apart

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:30:00 +0200

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Article | It's been 44 years since the Ndou family had seen their relative Sampinya. He had migrated to South Africa in 1974 in search of better opportunities to be able to support his family but went missing.

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South Africa: “I want her to know where I am”

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:15:00 +0200

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Article | In 2018, the ICRC helped detained migrants at Lindela Repatriation Centre make 1530 phone calls to their relatives.

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Not forgotten

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:15:00 +0200

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Article | Since 2009, Maiduguri in North East Nigeria has been at the centre of a conflict that has ripped families apart, leaving many uncertain about the fate of their loved ones who are missing, sometimes for years.Children are hard hit by this when they ar

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Southern Africa: Website launched to help families find missing relatives

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:30:00 +0200

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News release | Families in southern Africa who are looking for a missing relative now have a new online tool to help them in their search.

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Prime Minister’s Office and the International Committee of the Red Cross highlight the plight of missing people and their families in Iraq

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:30:00 +0200

Article | Baghdad (ICRC) – On 29 August, the Prime Minister’s Office and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly hosted a homage to missing people and their families in Iraq at the Al-Mansour Theatre in Baghdad to mark the International Day

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Sudan: Aldoma and the four-hour trek to save his animals

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC is working with the Ministry of Animal Resources to reduce livestock mortality and provide assistance to livestock owners in Sudan.

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In Africa, investors and aid intersect to fund sustainable humanitarian assistance

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:15:00 +0200

Article | Fighting in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Violence in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. The needs are huge, but where are the funds to help those affected by warfare?

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From rehabilitation to inclusion

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | Supporting the physical rehabilitation of people with disabilitiesThe Physical Rehabilitation Programme was set up in 1979 to support the physical rehabilitation of victims of armed conflict and other violence.

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