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South Africa: Is this the beginning of the end for nuclear weapons?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:45:00 +0100

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Momentum is building to creating a binding international agreement that will prohibit the use of nuclear weapons.

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Yemen: ICRC strongly condemns civilian ship attack, calls for immediate investigation

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0100

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The ICRC is shocked by last night’s attack on a civilian ship carrying around 150 passengers, including women and children, near the port of Hodeida.

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Eritrea: 18 years later, father finds lost son

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:30:00 +0100

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The ICRC team that tracks down separated family members located Michael's son, Amanuel, who was living in Australia.

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Traineeship – Protection of the Civilian Population Unit (with focus on child protection)

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:45:00 +0100

Article | Traineeship – Protection of the Civilian Population Unit (with focus on child protection)Summary:The trainee will contribute to the work of the Protection of the Civilian Population Unit.

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Tajikistan: Activities highlights, 2016

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 +0100

Article | In Tajikistan, the ICRC is helping people affected by the past civil conflict in partnership with the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.

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Walking the distance in Myanmar

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Article | The smell of rubber and other chemicals welcomes visitors when entering the small workshop of the Hpa-an Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre (HORC). Zaw Zaw Aung is weighing chemicals on a balance.

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Traineeship – Public communication support

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +0100

Article | Traineeship – Public communication support Public Communication DivisionInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) The Public Communication Division provides advice and support to ICRC staff around the world with a view to strengthen t

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A study on the roots of restraint in war

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Article | The Roots of restraint in war is a two-year research initiative launched by the ICRC to advance its understanding of how norms of restraint develop and spread through State armed forces and non-State armed groups.

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How real is the threat of biological weapons today?

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

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It's never been easier to develop and use biological weapons. An attacker could use diseases such as flu or ebola. It's time to take this seriously.

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Relevant and practical: The Additional Protocols at 40

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:15:00 +0100

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40th Anniversary of the Additional Protocols: Setting the Scene, 34th Annual Seminar for Diplomats Accredited to the UN, New York, Statement by Philip Spoerri, Permanent observer of the ICRC to the United Nations

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Somalia: A family without food sees drought turn to disaster

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:15:00 +0100

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Humanitarian organizations estimate that 6.2 million people, over half the country's population, are facing acute food insecurity across Somalia and are in need of assistance.

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ICRC director general tells UK Red Cross conference “this is our time”

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Article | In a speech to UK fundraisers the director general of the ICRC has detailed his vision of the vital work the Red Cross Movement will be required to carry out globally over the next decade."In many parts of an increasingly instable world, we may be

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Scalpels and ventilators on the sidelines of politics

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Article | The stench of blood and burned human flesh is etched in my memory. Snapshots of adults and children with horrifying injuries are omnipresent in my dreams.I am a war surgeon.

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Egypt Activity Report 2016

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:15:00 +0100

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working in Egypt, with some interruptions, for more than 100 years.

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China: Bond University wins 15th Red Cross IHL Moot in Hong Kong

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100

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After four days of competition, Bond University, from Australia, was proclaimed the winner of the 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot in Hong Kong, followed by the University of Hong Kong as the runner-up university Wu Ting-yu, from

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Diary – ICRC President Peter Maurer in Ukraine

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:45:00 +0100

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This week, ICRC president Peter Maurer is in Ukraine, his second visit to the country since the conflict broke out almost three years ago. In this diary, he will share some impressions of the people he has met and places he's been.

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Georgia: A bittersweet moment as families receive the remains of missing relatives

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Photo gallery | The armed conflict in Abkhazia in 1992 – 93 caused the disappearance of 2,373 people. Over 20 years later, families continue to seek answers about the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.

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Ukraine: ICRC president alarmed at deteriorating conditions for civilians on the front line

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +0100

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The president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, has concluded a five-day visit to Ukraine.

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Traineeship - Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the Movement of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0100

Article | The Division for Cooperation and Coordination within the Movement (DIR_GEN/MOUV) of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers a paid traineeship for a period of one year.

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Providing food and essential hygiene items to thousands of displaced Libyans in 2016

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:30:00 +0100

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The ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent Society continues to help those most in need in Libya.

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ICRC releases report on humanitarian situation in Colombia

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:15:00 +0100

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The ICRC observed a clear reduction in the impact of the internal armed conflict on the civilian population in Colombia in 2016.

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Traineeship at the Legal Division

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC's Legal Division is offering six paid traineeships for a period of one year at its headquarters in Geneva.

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Myanmar: New centre brings physical rehabilitation services to Shan State

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0100

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The first physical rehabilitation centre in Shan State has officially opened its doors in Kyaing Tong. The ICRC invested 1.86 billion Myanmar kyats (1.3 million US dollars) to build it.

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Malaysia: IHL role play competition 'taking the law out of the books'

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0100

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Each year, the ICRC organises an International Humanitarian Law (IHL) role play competition, designed to encourage competing students to negotiate, persuade, argue and demonstrate their knowledge of IHL in different fictional conflict scenarios.

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International Women’s Day 2017: ICRC director joins calls from UK lawyers to step up efforts to prevent sexual violence in conflict

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:45:00 +0100

Article | In the week marking International Women's Day, ICRC director of law and policy, Dr Helen Durham was invited by UK law firm Doughty Street Chambers to participate in a one-day event examining the extent to which current laws protect and empower women

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Somalia: Encouraged by colleagues, a woman heads Mogadishu rehab centre

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +0100

Video | As a woman in Somalia, Halima Abdulle is well aware that leadership roles in her country have traditionally been reserved for men. But this reality didn’t stop her from rising to the top of her field.

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A new beginning

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0100

Article | *Samuel, 36, spent most of his time working in the rice field or the vegetable farm as a farmer.

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Bangladesh: Humanity wins in the midst of hardship

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:45:00 +0100

Article | Since October 2016, some 70,000 Muslim people fleeing insecurity in Myanmar have arrived in Bangladesh. Local people, like Cox's Bazar resident Shahina Begum, defy their own challenges to assist the refugees.

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China: The ICRC engages with Chengdu Second People’s Hospital to better help the disabled

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for East Asia and the Chengdu Second People's Hospital in Sichuan Province entered into a cooperation agreement to better assist people with disabilities.

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Eritrea: The foot pump that changed the lives of Letina and her family

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:15:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC distributed foot pumps to farmers, in mainly women headed households, to improve the lives of the people and the wider community.

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Training police in Sri Lanka: A woman in a man's world

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Video | Nanna Zerlang works for the ICRC in Sri Lanka, training the national police on international standards of policing. A former policewoman, she is currently the only woman working in this role for the ICRC.

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Inspiring women working to improve people’s lives

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0100

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Women have had and continue to have a tremendous impact in humanitarian work.

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Sudan: Helping people with disabilities is this woman's mission

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Video | Asmaa wants all women to know that they are strong.

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Somalia: Encouraged by colleagues, a woman heads Mogadishu rehab centre

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Article | Although leadership roles in Somalia are traditionally reserved for men, Halima has risen to the top of her field.

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An Australian nurse helps a South Sudanese infant fight to live

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:30:00 +0100

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This short photo story captures the intensity, emotion and effort that Jessica – like many of the women in the field across the ICRC – pours into her work every day.

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Cotabato Facts and Figures 2016

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Report | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first established a permanent presence in Mindanao in 1986 by opening a sub-delegation in Davao City. In 2008, the ICRC opened an office in Cotabato City due to the humanitarian needs in this area.

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Hong Kong: Asia-Pacific regional Moot Court puts Humanitarian Law in action

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:45:00 +0100

Article | Beijing (ICRC) – Around 100 law students representing 24 teams from 21 cities/universities across the Asia Pacific region will participate in the annual Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition in Hong Kong from 8 to 10 March.

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Somalia: Nutrition centre sees big increase in malnourished children

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:30:00 +0100

News release | Kismayo, Somalia (ICRC) - The number of severely malnourished children seeking urgent, life-saving treatment is on the rise at a nutritional centre in Somalia supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).Drought is tightening it

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Up for the challenge! The 15th Red Cross IHL Moot to open in HK

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0100

Video | Around 100 law students representing 24 teams from 21 cities/universities across the Asia Pacific region will participate in the annual Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition in Hong Kong from 8 to 10 March.

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Sudan: ICRC facilitates handover of 125 detainees in cross-border operation

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:45:00 +0100

News release | Khartoum/ Kampala/ Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

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Snapshot: Our work in Mosul from October 2016 to February 2017

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:15:00 +0100

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A snapshot of our work since the battle for Mosul began.

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Iraq: ICRC strongly condemns use of chemical weapons around Mosul

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:30:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons during fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Georgia / Abkhazia: More work being done to solve cases of missing people

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:15:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC has chaired a meeting of the coordination mechanism for clarifying the fate and whereabouts of people who have been missing since the conflict of 1992–93 in Abkhazia and its aftermath.

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ICRC appoints new members to governing body

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:45:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – At its meeting on 2 March, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appointed Ms Barbara Wildhaber and Mr Gilles Carbonnier as its newest members. They will take up their functions in June.

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Ukraine crisis: Water supply to Avdiivka and surrounding areas

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:45:00 +0100

Article | Following developments in the military situation in the Avdiivka area, the Donetsk Filtration Station has not been functioning for several days.

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Syria: How we've helped in 2016

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

Article | It has been six years since the crisis in Syria began. Over 400,000 people have been killed, another 1.5 million injured and nearly 8 million people internally displaced.

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Jean-Pictet Competition: Taking the law out of the books...

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0100

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In 2016, 144 students from 31 countries participated to the 28th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition in International humanitarian law, organized in 2016 in Évian-les-Bains, France. From this experience, this documentary film was born.

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Stage pour le développement durable

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Article | Raisons d'être du posteSoutien au conseiller « développement durable » au CICR dans la mise en œuvre d'un cadre de référence de développement durable au siège et sur le terrain.Responsabilités principales :GestionEn collaboration avec une uni

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Nigeria: Luka sees mother after two-year separation; thousands remain separated

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0100

Article | While Luka’s story has a happy ending, many more families have been separated by the armed conflict in the Lake Chad region, and they are living in uncertainty about the fate of their relatives.

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Papua New Guinea: ICRC praises PNG on IHL move

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:15:00 +0100

News release | Port Moresby (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has commended the Papua New Guinea Government for establishing a National International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Committee, which held its inaugural meeting today."This is a fa

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Animals die, putting Somalis at risk as severe drought intensifies

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0100

Video | Mohamed and Abdullahi both say they haven't experienced a drought as bad as this, a harsh reality of loss and survival now shared by many Somalis.

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When law is respected, peace is easier to achieve - UN Human Rights Council 2017

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:15:00 +0100

Statement | 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, Speech given by Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC

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South Sudan: Recurring cycles of violence breed further instability

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Video | Armed conflict has forced millions of South Sudanese to repeatedly flee their homes, leaving behind everything they have.

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Iraq: The ICRC steps up its humanitarian response around Mosul

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:15:00 +0100

News release | Baghdad (ICRC) – As fighting intensifies around the Iraqi city of Mosul, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is increasing its presence in the field in order to respond swiftly to new humanitarian needs.

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Conference on Disarmament, 110th anniversary of the Second Hague Conference - Statement by the ICRC

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:15:00 +0100

Article | Informal Plenary of the Conference on Disarmament dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the Second Hague Conference, Geneva. Speech by Christine Beerli, Vice President of the ICRC.

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Regional delegation Kuala Lumpur, facts and figures 2016

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

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

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The ICRC in Bangladesh, facts and figures 2016

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

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

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Ukraine: Foresters keep alive a century-old tradition

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

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

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Nigeria: Hundreds of thousands received food and assistance in 2016

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

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

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Jordan: Syrian refugees dream of going back home

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100

Video | Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Syria as a result of the ongoing armed conflict, seeking refuge in Jordan, with the majority arriving in 2012 and 2013.Today, more than 655,000 Syrians have been registered as refugees in Jordan.

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

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

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

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Ukraine: Activities highlights, 2016

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

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

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Sri Lanka: A son missing, a family in turmoil

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

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

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

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

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

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Ukraine: ICRC delegates monitor conditions of detention

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

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

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

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

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

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African Union: Defense attachés receive ICRC briefing on South Sudan

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

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

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

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

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

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Traineeship – Health data management

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

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

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South Sudan: Hospital staff face difficult choices as fighting intensifies

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

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

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African Union: ICRC delegation meets African Policing Civilians Oversight Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Experience of traineeships - Brittany Robles

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

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

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Experience of supervisor - Annika Norlin

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

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

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Experience of supervisor - Laurent Colassis

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

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

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Experience of traineeships - Ellen Nohle

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

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

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Restoring family links in Asia and the Pacific

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:45:00 +0100

Article | In Asia and the Pacific, the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are helping families to restore contact when they become separated by war, disaster or migration.

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

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

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

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Seven stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Yemen

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

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

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Iraq: Food and other essential help to displaced people

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

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

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

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

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

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Yemen: Urgent plea to warring parties to spare civilians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jordan: ICRC Activity report October – December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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ICRC and ERC strengthen cooperation in various fields

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

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

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Papua New Guinea: ICRC carries out first relief distribution in Enga Province

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:15:00 +0100

News release | Port Moresby (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross carried out its first distribution of relief items in Enga Province last week, providing essential tools to hundreds of families displaced by tribal fighting in Pilikambi LLG.A tota

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

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

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

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Training activities in international humanitarian law

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

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

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Mobile field staff

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

Article | This page provides information about the recruitment, deployment and general working conditions of mobile field staff.

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Liberia: Promoting humanitarian principles in law enforcement

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

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

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Tanzania: A long road to reunification for a Burundian family

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

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

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Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Our humanitarian action in the Philippines 2016

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

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

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