International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

Descriptive text is not available for this image

International Committee of the Red Cross

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is joining forces with the University of Coimbra in Portugal and the Portuguese Red Cross Society to co-organise a first-of-its-kind meeting on forensic science and its contribution to solving cases

Full Story

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

ICRC Report on ‘IHL and the Challenges of Contemporary Armed Conflicts’

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report | Pressing humanitarian and legal issues are presented and analyzed in the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) report on international humanitarian law (IHL) and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts.

Full Story

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.

Full Story

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

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

Article | Kabul/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday facilitated the release of 10 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) members detained by the Taliban in relation to the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Thu, 21 Nov 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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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).

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | As delivered by Mr.

Full Story

Mozambique: Preparing for planting season in Macomia

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Cyclone Kenneth: Looking Back

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Rwanda: 30 judges and court registrars complete advanced IHL training

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Displacement in armed conflict debated at a panel discussion in Amman

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Sudan: Providing water for vulnerable communities in Darfur

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Peacekeeping Operations: ICRC Statement to the United Nations, 2019

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Delivered by Ms.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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.

Full Story

Venezuela: kneading dreams amidst breads, pastries and biscuits

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Yemen: Ongoing Fighting in Al Dhaela Province Triggers New Wave of Displacement

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Gender-sensitive Reintegration in Context

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

Statement | In my remarks today I will first address the distinct needs and risks experienced by women perceived to be affiliated with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, to ground our discussion in one of the specific contexts where it is most relevant.

Full Story

Helping vulnerable displaced people in Burkina Faso

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:00:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Ouagadougou - Fighting in the Sahel, Centre-North and North regions of Burkina Faso has forced thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks.In Soum province (Sahel), hundreds of farmers and their families had to flee to the province's capital

Full Story

Reality for IDPs is messy and complex: We must work together to understand and address their needs

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:45:00 +0100

Article | As delivered by Humanitarian Affairs Adviser, Ms. Allanah KjellgrenExcellencies,The ICRC welcomes this opportunity to reiterate the importance of working together to prevent forced displacement and to improve the lives of internally displaced people.

Full Story

ICRC appoints new director-general

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:45:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Born and raised in Lebanon and educated in Switzerland, Mr. Mardini is currently the ICRC's head of delegation and permanent observer to the United Nations in New York.

Full Story

Ethiopia: AU state members and experts assess humanitarian impact of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 08:45:00 +0100

News release | Addis Ababa (ICRC) – 31 October 2019 - A seminar on Addressing effects of the use Explosive Weapons such as large bombs, mortars, missiles in populated areas opened today at AU headquarter.

Full Story

Ethiopia: ICRC and ERCS reach displaced households with cash assistance

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:30:00 +0100

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | ICRC and the ERCS jointly reached 4,843 households displaced by ethnic violence in Moyale woreda with cash assistance.

Full Story

Between walls and rumours: women on the margins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:45:00 +0100

Photo gallery | Some 6,000 Palestinian security detainees are held in Israel. Their wives and mothers travel up to 12 hours to see them once a month for 45 minutes through a glass separator.

Full Story

Great Zimbabwe University heading to Arusha

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | For the first time since their debut in the Zimbabwe International Humanitarian Law Moot Court in 2015, Great Zimbabwe University won the coveted trophy.

Full Story

Joint Statement by the Republic of South Africa and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Occasion of the 19th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Government representatives from twelve southern African countries including Indian Ocean Islands States gathered in Pretoria, South Africa from 22 to 24 October 2019, for the 19th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) co-hos

Full Story

Operational update on the Central African Republic: Situation still worrying for thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in Birao

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Bangui (ICRC) – Since 1 September, ongoing fighting between armed groups has forced large numbers of people in Birao, in the north-east of the Central African Republic, to flee their homes."It took an hour, just one hour, to end up with nothing," des

Full Story

Displacement spike in Burkina Faso shows need for Kampala Convention on its 10th anniversary

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Dakar (ICRC) – This year Burkina Faso hits record levels of people forced from their homes by violence while exactly 10 years ago member States of the African Union became the first in the world to adopt a legally binding framework to assist and prot

Full Story

Success of nuclear explosion video shows people care about potential of massive destruction

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – A nuclear bomb hasn’t been detonated in war in nearly 75 years, but increasing international tensions and 6 million views on a week-old video show how relevant the issue remains.

Full Story

EWIPA: ICRC Statement on the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | OPEN SESSION OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AGAINST USE OF EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS IN POPULATED AREASInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Statement Delivered byJudith KiconcoHumanitarian Affairs Adviser, Delegati

Full Story

ICRC Statement on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | ICRC Statement during the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) open session to celebrate UNSC Res 1325International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Statement Delivered byMr.

Full Story

Rules of IHL are not just suggestions: Senior Minister of State

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | This year marks 70 years since the four Geneva Conventions were universally adopted by States as a reflection of their shared values and ethics in 1949.

Full Story

Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Full statement. Abridged version delivered by Mr.

Full Story

Universal jurisdiction is a key tool for ensuring serious violations of IHL are prevented, investigated, or repressed

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | As delivered by Mr.

Full Story

The ICRC Biometrics Policy

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | For the ICRC, the protection of personal data whose disclosure could put its beneficiaries at risk, or otherwise be used for purposes other than those for which it was collected, is an integral means of preserving its neutrality, impartiality, and in

Full Story

Childhood Interrupted: Conflict’s Toll On Yemen’s Children

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | What happens to the innocence of childhood during war?It becomes suffocated by struggles and suffering that are all too visible.

Full Story

ICRC donates 170 wheelchairs to newly established Ethiopian Wheelchair Basketball Association

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | On October 6, a general assembly was held to mark the establishment of the Ethiopian Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Full Story

Worldwide experts to look into mechanisms for missing people at Cyprus workshop

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Nicosia, Cyprus (ICRC) – More than 60 experts and representatives of families of missing persons from around the world will meet in Nicosia on 16th and 17th of October to share their experiences and collectively identify critical components and feat

Full Story

Operational update on Syria: Devastating impact on civilians; water shortages feared

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – An update from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the situation in north-east Syria:_ The ongoing hostilities are having a devastating impact on the civilian population, with tens of thousands of people fleeing the

Full Story

International day of the disappeared: In Serbia, search continues for more than 10,000 missing people

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross, in cooperation with the Coordination of Serbian Associations of Families of Missing Persons, observed the International Day of the Disappeared in the City Hall in Belgrade, Serbia.The event was marked by

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Syria: All zones should be safe for civilians

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Mental health: Just as important as physical health.

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

ICRC welcomes the UN's Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:45:00 +0200

Statement | As delivered by Ms.

Full Story

Bahamas after Dorian: Volunteer reconnects pregnant wife with husband and children

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Photo and text: John Engedal Nissen, IFRCIn the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Vilet and Enose lost contact with each other.Enose, who was seven months pregnant, was evacuated in a helicopter immediately.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Photo expo: International organizations collaborate to mark World Humanitarian Day

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

As violent protests across Iraq escalate, ICRC calls for restraint

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Ethiopia: ICRC holds discussion with Somali Region Security

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Immense mental health toll of humanitarian crises not being addressed

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Misplaced public pressure towards the ICRC

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

A day in the life of a volunteer paramedic in Gaza

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

EU Guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Croatia: Continuation of long-standing cooperation with the ICRC

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

Yemen: 290 detainees released with facilitation of the ICRC

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

Full Story

Ukraine: The smoke from the stove unites families

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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,"

Full Story

Southern Africa: States commit to a global nuclear ban

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Mr.

Full Story

South Asian judiciaries work towards enhancement of IHL capacity across region

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

A drought so severe it has a name

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

Full Story

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

The endurance of the Geneva Conventions shows us what is possible

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Azerbaijan: Concert commemorates those missing in relation to conflicts

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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.

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

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

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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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.

Full Story