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International Committee of the Red Cross

Sourcing quality goods from India to all parts of the world

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | As part of its mission, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) procures items to meet the needs of people affected by conflicts around the world.

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Myanmar: Accountability to Affected People

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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Video | For us, accountability means ensuring our efforts to help are relevant, timely, and do no harm.

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Afghanistan: Millions affected by growing humanitarian needs

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC continues to provide life-saving and life-changing support to hundred of thousands of people across the country to help them face the increasingly difficult situation they are on a daily basis.

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Azerbaijan: A repaired kindergarten becomes an oasis of normalcy

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:45:00 +0200

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Article | The kindergarten in Tezekend village of Aghdam district is an oasis of normalcy and hope for the community. Not very long ago though, it was among the many buildings that were damaged when hostilities escalated in autumn of 2020.

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Afghanistan: A health-care system on life support

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | To prevent the collapse of the secondary-health-care system, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the Hospital Resilience Project (HRP), supporting 33 hospitals with a total capacity of 7,057 beds and reaching about 26 million

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Afghanistan: 113,500 newborn Afghan babies, but how will they survive?

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:15:00 +0200

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Statement | A statement delivered by Christine Cipolla, ICRC's regional director for Asia and the Pacific.

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Myanmar: Enduring support for growing humanitarian needs

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | In June this year, the ICRC returned to Mindat in Chin State to provide support to communities displaced by conflict. This was our fifth trip to the area since clashes escalated more than a year ago.

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Myanmar: A tailor tells her story

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | Things started to change after Moe Moe Nwe received a prosthetic leg from an orthopaedic workshop supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sittwe.

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Breaking the silence on sexual and gender-based violence in the Pacific

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | It is imperative that victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are offered support when they seek health care and speak about their experiences.In line with its humanitarian mandate, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) re

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Israel and the Occupied Territories - Political solutions needed to halt cycles of violence

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Each new round of violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel sparks a crisis of hope, as the fighting revives and creates new trauma on both sides.

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Update on the humanitarian situation in Colombia

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | The humanitarian consequences of the armed conflicts and violence afflicting Colombia continue to worsen alarmingly.

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Papua New Guinea: ICRC Activities 2021

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 04:30:00 +0200

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Article | Missing persons: the right to knowIn situations of armed conflicts and other situations affected by violence, countless families suffer great anguish when loved ones go missing.

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Kuwait Red Crescent Society visits ICRC projects in Cox’s Bazar

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | Headed by Maha Al Barjas, Secretary General of the KRCS and Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the Asia-Pacific region, the KRCS team visited the emergency department of the hospital and conduct

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ICRC Activities in Syria: January to June 2022

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +0200

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Report | During the first half of 2022, millions of Syrians have benefited from different vital services provided by the ICRC in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) across the country.These services are meant to respond to the most pressing n

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Autonomous weapons: The ICRC calls on states to take steps towards treaty negotiations

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC statement following the final 2022 session of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) from 25 to 29 July.

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ICRC-MRCS Social Media Contest 2022

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 04:15:00 +0200

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Article | Held for the first time, this contest aims to help enhance MRCS' communications capacities, online engagement and brand awareness including that of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement.

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Statement by Peter Maurer to the 10th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:30:00 +0200

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Statement | This Review Conference should keep the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at the center of its debates and decisions.

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Bangladesh: Overcoming physical challenges to run a successful business

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | The loss of his limb shattered Habibur Rahman's dreams but things began to change in 2021 when the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stepped in to help him.

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Malaysia: Peek into a day spent with remote communities in Sabah

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The ICRC has been active in Sabah since 2013, working with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, also known as the Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia (BSMM), to organize health and hygiene and community programmes for marginalized communities and tho

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The ICRC at the World Urban Forum: Cities’ resilience is key in armed conflict and violence

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | Humanitarian challenges make it vital that the ICRC is present in key urban fora to influence policy thinking and declarations and to profile and garner support for the ICRC's and wider Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's urban work in the field.

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Nuclear disarmament is a common responsibility and an urgent humanitarian imperative

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Delivered by Yahia Alibi, ICRC's Deputy Permanent Observer to the UN.Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Five decades ago, States concluded the NPT to prevent the devastation that would be visited upon all humankind by a nuclear war.Today, the NPT rema

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Afghanistan: Facts and Figures - January - July 2022

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:15:00 +0200

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Infographic | As the humanitarian needs of the communities have been increasing over the past year, it is estimated that more than half of the population (55%) need humanitarian assistance.

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Olenivka penal facility: Prisoners of war and ICRC's role

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | We have received many questions about the ICRC's role in the international armed conflict in Ukraine, our work in helping POWs and what the Geneva Conventions say about their rights. Here are some answers to those questions.

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Afghanistan: A changed perspective to disability helps her inspire others

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:45:00 +0200

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Article | She neither wanted to answer any questions about why her hand was the way it was nor meet anyone else with a disability and associate with them.

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UAE: The ICRC Signs Headquarters Agreement with the UAE Government

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | “The UAE is an important humanitarian actor and a key partner for the ICRC. This headquarters agreement will help to strengthen our collaboration and we are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.

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Three nurses dedicate their careers to humanitarian help

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:15:00 +0200

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Article | Takes on nursing to get involved in humanitarian aid workDonnie Leong, who was an active member of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) since primary school, now works with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as head of office in

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ICRC statement on reports of attack in Olenivka

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:15:00 +0200

News release | The ICRC has offered its support in the evacuation of the wounded and to donate medical supplies, protective equipment and forensic material.

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Multilateral efforts needed to stem rising costs of global food staples and decline of livelihood in Ukraine

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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News release | The following is on-record information provided to attending journalists and can be attributed to Ms.

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The use of ICTs in armed conflicts poses a real risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC statement on International Law in the Third Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025.

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Multilateral efforts needed to stem rising costs of global food staples and decline of livelihood in Ukraine

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 12:00:00 +0200

News release | The following is on-record information provided to attending journalists and can be attributed to Ms.

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First Humanitarian Impact Bond successfully brings physical rehabilitation services to conflict-affected communities

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | An estimated 29 million people – about 14 per 100 of the population - live with a disability in Nigeria and physical rehabilitation services are not available for many of them.

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Pakistan: 30 officers of Rescue 1122 join blast trauma course

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized a three-day blast trauma course on 16–18 May at the Emergency Services Academy for 30 senior and mid-rank officers of the Punjab Emergency Service – Rescue 1122.

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Bangladesh: 13th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2022 — Call for Registration

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:00:00 +0200

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Article | Registration is now open for the13th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition to interested students from universities across Bangladesh.

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Sudan: contacts and general information

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | What is the ICRC doing in the country?The ICRC operation in Sudan has 435 employees.

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Annual Report 2021

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Report | The Annual Report 2021 is an account of the ICRC’s activities throughout the year. It reports back on the ICRC’s efforts to protect the lives and dignity of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence worldwide.

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What you need to know about autonomous weapons

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | Autonomous weapons are not a work of science fiction from a distant dystopian future. They are an immediate cause of humanitarian concern and demand an urgent, international political response.

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Haiti: The Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement calls for respect for patients and the medical mission

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Recent surges in armed violence in metropolitan Port-au-Prince are having a devastating impact over the population, particularly in Cité Soleil.

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“Tell him we love him deeply”: Families of prisoners of war are desperate for answers

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | As the international armed conflict in Ukraine grinds on, families of prisoners of war (POWs) are desperate for answers about their loved ones.

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Venezuela: Working together with communities

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | In the second quarter of 2022, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continued to address the needs of people affected by armed violence in the states of Caracas, Miranda, Bolívar, Táchira, Apure, Zulia, Aragua and Falcón.

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About the ICRC Kuala Lumpur Regional Delegation

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) presence in Malaysia can be traced to the 1940s.

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Addressing sexual violence: A global priority (Asia-Pacific in focus)

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC is a neutral and independent humanitarian organization that works to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other violence.

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Myanmar: Urgent needs for displaced communities in southern Shan

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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Article | While long-term displacement in the north exacerbates vulnerability both to conflict and COVID-19, newly displaced communities in the southern Shan State also need urgent humanitarian support.

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Afghanistan: People suffer as spending capacity shrinks and prices rise

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | A deepening economic crisis, fueled by decades of conflicts, is affecting the people of Afghanistan on many different levels.

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Request for Tender RFTGVA22/00123 Forensic Genetic Laboratory Services

Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:15:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch a Request for Tender in connection with the following project:Provision of DNA Analysis Services for Missing Persons and other DNA-supported Identifications of H

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Deteriorating hunger situation an urgent crisis for millions caught in conflict

Tue, 12 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | Hundreds of millions of people are at risk of severe hunger in the coming months as extreme poverty, inequality and food insecurity rise, particularly in parts of Africa and the Middle East, following shocks in the food, energy and finance systems.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: 83 children separated by armed conflict finally reunited with their loved ones

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 16:45:00 +0200

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News release | 83 children, aged between five and 19, were reunited with their families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The children had lost contact with their loved ones as a result of armed conflict and violence in the south-east of the country.

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Request For Launching Framework Agreement for Tractor trucks to support ICRC Assistance

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 14:45:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch a Request for Tender in connection with the following project:Framework Agreement for Purchase of Tractor Trucks to support our delegations for ICRC Assistance.P

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Request For Launching Framework Agreement for Purchase of General Trucks All Wheel Drive to support ICRC Assistance

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 14:45:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch a Request for Tender in connection with the following project:Framework Agreement for Purchase of General Trucks All Wheel Drive to support our delegations for I

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Yemen: Women and girls struggle to access essential healthcare

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | Eight years into the armed conflict in Yemen, violence, economic hardship and deteriorating health services and health infrastructure increasingly keep women and girls from being able to access the essential healthcare they need.

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World Peace Forum: ICRC calls for multilateral cooperation and new approaches to conflict prevention and resolution

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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Article | On July 4, 2022, Beijing, China, Pierre Krähenbühl, the personal envoy of the ICRC president to China and head of regional delegation for East Asia, delivers a speech at the panel on "United Nations, Multilateralism and World Order" at the 10th World

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Ukraine: How basic food support becomes a lifeline for those escaping to safer places

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 09:15:00 +0200

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Article | Many people have fled to other cities with whatever they could carry, looking for a safer place.

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ICRC Pakistan Holds Regional Training Course on Islam and IHL

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | From 21-24 June 2022, the Pakistan Delegation of the ICRC organized its annual four-day Regional Training Course on Islam and IHL in Islamabad. 31 professors of Islamic Studies from around the country, Afghanistan and Bangladesh attended.

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North Sinai: Egyptian Red Crescent and ICRC provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of households

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:15:00 +0200

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News release | Cairo (ICRC / ERC) –The Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), concluded the distribution of 370 tons of food aid to 5,000 households in North Sinai.The distribution, which was c

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Operational update: 6,000 people uprooted from their homes receive household essentials

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0200

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News release | To respond to a new wave of displacement in Northern Mozambique the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the Mozambican Red Cross, distributed household essentials to 6,000 people.

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China: ICRC, Tsinghua University co-host panel on humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0200

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Article | On 2 July, the regional delegation for East Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute of International Relations of Tsinghua University hosted the joint panel discussion “Humanitarian Challenges in Afghanistan and

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Daily workers, residents in far-flung areas, welcome PRC Bakuna Bus

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:30:00 +0200

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Article | A laborer at a sardine plant, Melissa has found it difficult to go to the city's vaccination center because doing so means being absent from work for an entire day. Being gone means losing the day's wages.

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The Safer Access programme: Good practice in Brazil showcased at the World Urban Forum

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:00:00 +0200

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News release | Katowice, Poland (ICRC) – The Safer Access programme for essential public services is making a significant difference to children's education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Regional state consultations on international humanitarian law and cyber operations during armed conflicts

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:30:00 +0200

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Article | Together with partners, the ICRC is conducting a series of regional consultations with States on international humanitarian law and cyber operations during armed conflicts.

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Myanmar: Communities in north Shan State face conflicts new and old

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Displaced communities in Kyaukme Township and other parts of northern Shan State remain vulnerable to the dual threat of ongoing clashes and COVID-19.

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Request for Expression of Interest - Framework Agreement for Data acquisition, analytics and informatics services to support ICRC Assistance Activities in Iraq

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:15:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch an Request for Interest to pre-qualify for an upcoming restricted tender in connection with the following project:Framework Agreement for Data acquisition, analy

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Bringing IHL Home through Domestic Law and Policy: Report

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 08:45:00 +0200

Report | The Fifth Universal Meeting of National Committees and Similar Entities on International Humanitarian Law (Universal Meeting), hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), took place online between 29 November and 2 December 2021, u

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Myanmar: Raising awareness of landmine risks, minimizing threat to lives

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 08:15:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC lead training sessions in Rakhine State to raise awareness of the risks that landmines pose to all communities.

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Mozambique: 1 million people in conflict-affected regions receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:45:00 +0200

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News release | Mozambique’s national immunization campaign has vaccinated over 1 million people -- 75% of the population -- in six districts affected by armed conflict in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Manica, and Sofala with the support of the International Commit

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ICRC seed and cash assistance throughout Ethiopia

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | As part of its nationwide assistance operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is providing support to farmers in collaboration with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and local authorities.

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Committing to anti-personnel mine ban saves civilian lives

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0200

Statement | This is a positive step for protecting people affected by conflict around the world as anti-personnel landmines continue to kill and maim even when a war is over.

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Philippines: Stories of survival and hope rise amid conflict

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:45:00 +0200

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Article | While many Mindanawons continue to suffer from instability because of the conflict, some have been able to rebuild their lives.

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Honouring families of missing migrants

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0200

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Article | Families are not alone in their loss and suffering. This puzzle symbolizes their shared struggle in the search for their missing loved ones. Like this incomplete puzzle, for the families, the search continues.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Clashes in Rutshuru Territory cut off 800 children from their families

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0200

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News release | More than eight hundred children have lost contact with their parents in the wake of violent clashes in Rutshuru Territory between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and fighters from the March 23 Movement (M23).

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Afghanistan: Earthquake kills more than 1,000, deepening a humanitarian emergency

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:45:00 +0200

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Article | Following the deadly quake, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) has mobilised staff and volunteers to provide emergency assistance.The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent emergency medical supplies to three hospitals in the region

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Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders commit to accelerate efforts to tackle rising humanitarian challenges

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | The Council of delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement concluded today in Geneva with commitments from Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders and youth representatives from around the world, to work together and scale-up effort

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Helping Palestinian farmers maintain a safe olive tree cycle

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The project aims to support hundreds of Palestinian farmers who are affected by the conflict and do not have access to their agricultural lands or whose lands are located near settlements and the seam zone around the West Bank.

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"Now, more than ever, it is critical that States take bold steps to respect IHL and to mitigate the harm to civilians caught in conflict."

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Economic and Social Council's Humanitarian Affairs Segment of the United Nations. 22 June 2022, New York.

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Let us move towards a world without nuclear weapons

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:30:00 +0200

Statement | Joint Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - Vienna, Austria

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Ukraine: Humanitarian situation deteriorates as major cities bear the brunt of heavy fighting

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:45:00 +0200

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News release | The humanitarian situation of millions of civilians is particularly concerning in densely populated areas affected by the ongoing hostilities.

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Never again: Why the ICRC wants nuclear weapons eliminated and how the nuclear ban treaty can help the world get there

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | Eirini Giorgou, a legal adviser with the ICRC, tells us about the status of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and unpacks the ICRC's legal and policy position on nuclear weapons.

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Myanmar: Food to fuel families in Rakhine

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The ICRC has been providing families in the Hgnet Chaung camp in Rakhine State's Pauktaw Township with fuel sticks for cooking. The camp hosts about 1700 families that were displaced following outbreaks of violence in 2012.

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Mongolia: Training on IHL for armed forces and Red Cross staff

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized training workshops on international humanitarian law (IHL), also known as law of armed conflict, for armed forces personnel of different countries and for the staff of the Mongolian Red Cr

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Exploring IHL in action with Dr Helen Durham

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:45:00 +0200

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Article | Highlights from this speech by Dr Helen Durham, ICRC Director of International Law and Policy, delve into when International Humanitarian Law works, through real stories, research and experiences.

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Myanmar: The impact of community support in Mrauk U, Rakhine

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:30:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | ICRC's humanitarian action in Ywar Haung Taw village of Mrauk U Township in partnership with the community and the Myanmar Red Cross Society.

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Peter Maurer: “Continued existence of nuclear weapons is one of the biggest threats for humanity”

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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Statement | A speech given by ICRC President Peter Maurer at the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna on 21 June 2022.

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Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:15:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC statement on the final consultation on a Political Declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

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ICRC Regional Director for Asia Pacific visits Myanmar

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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Statement | The ICRC Regional Director for the Asia Pacific Christine Cipolla visited Myanmar last week for meetings with State Administration Council ministries, including the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Health.

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South Sudan: Attacks on healthcare facilities putting communities at risk

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | Many people had to seek safety in the swamps and other localities with limited access to food and medication.

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Meeting an A-bomb survivor after 76 years: A testimony of hope

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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Article | ICRC youth representative, Keita Takagaki recounts a meeting he witnessed between 91-year-old Chieko Kiriake, a hibakusha (or an atomic bomb survivor), and head of the ICRC’s delegation in Tokyo, Régis Savioz.

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South Africa: ICRC donates Forensic Pathology Service equipment

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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News release | Pretoria (ICRC) – To help reduce the number of unidentified deceased and provide closure to the families of missing persons, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation in Pretoria has donated fingerprinting equipment to t

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Ukraine: Not all scars of war are visible

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0200

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Article | We all get scared when we’re alone in the dark. In the last four months, people in Ukraine have come to know life in the dark. The cold darkness of an underground shelter.

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Breaking the silence on sexual and gender-based violence in the Pacific

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:15:00 +0200

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Article | Taboos surrounding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are often harmful to victims/survivors, hindering their recovery journeys and sometimes even their access to life-saving health care.

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Sudan: training certificates' policy of the ICRC

Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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Statement | Part of the activities includes international humanitarian law trainings with institutions, professionals, and state and non-state armed groups. Participants are entitled to receive certificates that are given directly by the ICRC.

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A new leg, renewed hope for a single father in Mindanao

Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | Ricardo in front of his house.

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First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | Working paper by the International Committee of the Red Cross

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Five things to know about sexual violence in conflict zones

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0200

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Ireland to present draft declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0200

News release | On Friday 17 June, Ireland will present the draft Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas in Geneva.

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Libya: Returnees of Tawergha rebuild their lives after displacement

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | We spoke to three Libyan women about their experiences of returning home after years of displacement.

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Peru: Dignified burial in Accomarca after almost four decades

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:45:00 +0200

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Article | On Friday, 20 May, the remains, clothes and personal effects of victims of the internal conflict, who had been missing for over 35 years, were returned to their families in the district of Accomarca in Ayacucho so that they could give them a dignifie

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Myanmar: Ensuring sustainable livelihoods for all

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | Working alongside the ICRC as part of programme that provides cash grants and vocational training to people living with disabilities in areas affected by conflict has helped give Kyaw Aye Thein the renewed start he needs.

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Senior Workshop on International Rules Governing Police Operations 2022

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | From 5 to 9 June 2022, over 60 senior police officers from more than 45 countries came together in Amman, Jordan, to participate in a high-level workshop on international rules and standards regulating law enforcement operations.Hosted by the Interna

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Red Cross Red Crescent leaders gather to take action on global humanitarian priorities

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0200

News release | Leaders of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will gather next week in Geneva, Switzerland to explore ways in which the world’s largest humanitarian network can scale-up efforts to tackle the most pressing humanitarian issues confr

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Azerbaijan: A boy’s journey from a camp in Iraq to social reintegration

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | Thousands of children from different countries continue to be stranded in camps in Syria and Iraq in very harsh conditions.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.

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