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International Committee of the Red Cross

High Level Pledging Event For the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer to the High Level Pledging Yemen Conference 2021.

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Cyber Warfare and International Humanitarian Law

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | You don't need to be a cybersecurity expert to see that in today's highly interconnected and digitally dependent societies, anything with an Internet interface is vulnerable to cyber threats from anywhere in the world.

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Teaching IHL through digital resources: a syllabus for interactive remote teaching

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | This syllabus aims to meet the needs of lecturers and academics worldwide who currently teach IHL from a distance.

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"Human security focus needed in effective action for climate and conflict-vulnerable communities"

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:30:00 +0100

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Statement | ICRC Statement to Security Council Open Debate: Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security through mitigation and resilience building.

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"States must continue to ensure respect for IHL to limit environmental degradation due to armed conflict from happening in the first place"

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:45:00 +0100

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Statement | West Africa at the precipice: Visualizing climate stress and insecurity.

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COVID-19: Lockdown love and longing for family in Zamboanga jail

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:30:00 +0100

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Article | On the 14th of February 2021, Rafael sent his wife Kim a chocolate cake and a handwritten card: "Honey, I may not be there at your side this Valentine's Day but know that you will always be in my heart." Kim could not help but smile as she read the

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“State of emergency declarations are not a free pass to circumvent the law.”

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | President of the International Committee of the Red Cross speech given to the Human Rights Council.

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Central African Republic: The ICRC transports 25 wounded to Bambari Hospital

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 21:30:00 +0100

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News release | Bangui, ICRC transported 25 wounded and injured people to the town’s university hospital.

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Mali’s invisible front line: climate change in a conflict zone

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:45:00 +0100

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Philippines: Helping people affected by conflict and the pandemic

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 02:15:00 +0100

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Article | The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in major health and economic challenges for millions of Filipinos in the last year, but the effects were particularly burdensome to people displaced or affected by internal armed conflicts and situations of violence.

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A statement from Robert Mardini, ICRC Director General, on the calls for a ceasefire to vaccinate people against COVID-19

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:15:00 +0100

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News release | Robert Mardini, ICRC Director General, on the calls for a ceasefire to vaccinate people against COVID-19.

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Iraq: 40 years of our work in photos

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 10:30:00 +0100

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Egypt: ICRC donates medical supplies, protective gear to health facilities in North Sinai

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | This is the third ICRC donation to the ERC since the onset of the coronavirus crisis.

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Mozambique: ICRC to scale up its humanitarian response in 2021

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:30:00 +0100

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News release | Today ICRC President Peter Maurer finalised his official visit to Mozambique by meeting with the President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Felipe Jacinto Nyusi.

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Safer access to essential public services program

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:15:00 +0100

Article | In Brazil, urban violence has heavily affected communities' access to essential public services, such as education, healthcare and social welfare.The effects of a rapid and unregulated urban sprawl can be felt as favelas and low-income neighbourhoods

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Nigeria: Responding to humanitarian needs in a context complicated by COVID19

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:15:00 +0100

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Article | Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2020.

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“It is time to end the violence in the Central African Republic”

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Bangui (ICRC) - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer completed his five-day visit to Central African Republic today.

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One year of COVID-19: Vaccines bring hope, but Africa must be included

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:15:00 +0100

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News release | Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer as he makes a visit to the Central African Republic one year after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Africa.

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Myanmar: ICRC response to COVID-19

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | Since March 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in coordination with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has adapted its humanitarian activiti

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DigitHarium Month #1: Data Protection, Health Emergencies and Humanitarian responses

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | For the first DigitHarium month of 2021, we looked back at the extraordinary events that have put our world upside down throughout 2020, linked to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Afghanistan: Refurbished prison clinic smoothens patient flow

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | Giving a boost to healthcare facilities for detainees, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has upgraded the clinic of Sarpoza Provincial Prison in Kandahar.As part of the project, which was taken up in 2019, the ICRC changed the water

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Violence in Tigray - our response

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | Families in Ethiopia and Sudan need us now.

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ICRC healthcare activities for diabetes patients in Iran, Pakistan and Syria

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 05:30:00 +0100

Article | The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day on November 14th was "Nurses make the difference", with the aim to stress the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes, particularly in health education.

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Remembering the full hearts of three colleagues killed in Yemen

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | Remembering Hamid Al-Qadami, Ahmed Wazir and Saidi Kayiranga, the three ICRC colleagues killed after several explosions rocked the airport in Aden, Yemen on 30 December.

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

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100

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

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Stories from Maguindanao: How protracted conflicts affect civilian lives

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:15:00 +0100

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Article | Thousands of families in Maguindanao, Southern Philippines were forced to flee several times in 2020 because of hostilities between government forces and non-state armed groups.This has limited their access to farmlands, fishing grounds and forests.

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Beirut blast: ICRC response, until December 2020

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:15:00 +0100

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Report | The explosion, which shook Beirut on August 4th, left over 200 people dead and over 6000 injured.

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Azerbaijan: ICRC response to escalation and COVID-19

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | Throughout 2020, the ICRC offices in Baku and Barda continued to deliver an effective humanitarian response to people affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.During the year, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic from March onwards, as well as the

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Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Lives Stormed by Psychological Suffering

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 02:00:00 +0100

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Article | The long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has inflicted suffering and loss on people since the 1990s. On the morning of 27 September 2020, it escalated into a full-scale war along the line of contact and in populated areas.

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ICRC, Malaysian immigration authorities team up to fight scabies in detention

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100

Article | KUALA LUMPUR – While COVID-19 remains a clear and present threat in all places of detention in Malaysia, it is not the only health challenge the facilities have been contending with.No different to detention centres across the world, scabies is a maj

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Ethiopia: Responding to humanitarian needs of people affected by violence and COVID-19

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | In 2020, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by violence and COVID-19 in Ethiopia.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: The only thing left in Kasai was the land

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0100

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Climate change in the Central African Republic: what threats?

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | We spoke to Ibrahima Bah, former head of economic security programmes at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bangui, to find out more.What is the impact of climate change on the Central African population?Ibrahima Bah : The Central

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ICRC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Governmental Commission of Missing Persons of Kosovo

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:15:00 +0100

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News release | The MoU is meant to serve as a guide and groundwork for the coordination and cooperation between the ICRC and GCMP in the course of actions aimed at clarifying the fate and whereabouts of those still missing in relation to the 1998–1999 armed conflic

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"You are not alone": The Movement’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | The Red Cross Society of Bosnia-Herzegovina, supported by other Movement partners such as the ICRC, the IFRC, Swiss, Turkish, Italian, Austrian and other National Societies, immediately enrolled a coordinated action to respond to the pandemic and its

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Amputation is not the end of the road

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:45:00 +0100

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Article | For 26-year old Nishimwe Nyiramahirwe, there is no limit to ability after amputation.The mother of two, lives in Kinyinya sector, around 10 kms from the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), a distance that takes more than 2 hours on foot.

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Pakistan: ICRC and Shariah Academy organize workshop on restraint in war

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:15:00 +0100

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Article | The Shariah Academy – a constituent of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan –and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly organized a workshop entitled "The Islamic Perspective on the Roots of Restraint in Wa

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement scales up its humanitarian response to meet urgent needs in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC is appealing to donors for 20 million Swiss francs to urgently expand its response to the acute humanitarian needs created by the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia, while the IFRC is appealing for 27 million Swiss francs to support the Ethiopian Red

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Central African Republic: All the wounded must be spared and given medical treatment

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | "There are worrying signs that this principle is not being respected.

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How can improved human resource management in jails better address detainees’ needs?

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:15:00 +0100

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Article | Extreme congestion has been long recognized as a humanitarian challenge in many Philippine detention facilities as the jail population rose throughout the years.Detention staff, such as those in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)'s 470

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Afghanistan: Parents reconnect with missing son after three years

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | "I suffered for three years without a piece of my heart," says Mohammad Shah as tears flow freely down his bearded face. The 65-year-old has not forgotten the last time he held his son Faisal Hanafi and kissed him goodbye.

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The ICRC co-launches the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:15:00 +0100

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Article | On the occasion of the 2021 International Day of Education, the ICRC and other organizations launched the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies on 25 January.

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Umeed: An illustrated story about Noor and the Coronavirus

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 05:30:00 +0100

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Article | The novel coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that has impacted the lives of over 62 million people worldwide so far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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TPNW entry into force marks the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,Today is the day we have been waiting for.

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Op Ed: Nuclear weapons are finally outlawed; next step is disarmament

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | Robert Mardini about the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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A date to remember: the banning of Nuclear Weapons in 2021

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:45:00 +0100

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Article | The date 22 January marks a victory for humanity, the day the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons enters into force, the day that the world’s most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons will finally be banned at the global level.

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100

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News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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A future free of nuclear weapons is not only imaginable, it is also achievable

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0100

Statement | As delivered by Ms. Véronique Christory, Senior Arms Control Adviser, ICRC New YorkDear all,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is honored to join this important event.Tomorrow, January 22nd marks a historic victory for humanity.

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Webinar: International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), World Federation of Publ

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A new beginning

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Ignacio Lihayan, leader of the indigenous Higaonon tribe, and his family live in Samid-samid Upper Kalilangan, the area most affected by the recurrent clashes.

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Key findings on supporting and strengthening work with relatives of missing persons

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:45:00 +0100

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Article | Participants explored the ways of supporting and strengthening the work with relatives of missing persons and identifying best practices, later presented in a report issued by the ICRC summarizing key findings and conclusions.This unique opportunity

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Why does the Nuclear Ban Treaty matter?

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has entered into force as the first instrument of international humanitarian law to mitigate the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of using and testing nuclear weapons.T

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0100

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

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Bosnia-Herzegovina: 25 years after the end of the conflict COVID-19 brings additional uncertainty for the families of the missing

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:45:00 +0100

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Article | Bosnia-Herzegovina has been harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was in a strict lockdown for several months, and later on, the society had to adapt to the mid and long-term consequences of the pandemic.

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Papua New Guinea: Two midwives passionately work to reduce maternal and infant mortality

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:00:00 +0100

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Article | Joanne's work with rural health facilities brought her face to face with the realities of maternal and infant mortality. The ghastly experiences sunk deep within her.

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Model declarations under article 2 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:45:00 +0100

Publication | Model Article 2 declaration for States that have never owned, possessed or controlled nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices.Model Article 2 declaration for States that owned, possessed or controlled nucelar weapons or nuclear explosive devices

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Looking ahead – the ICRC policy agenda in the UK and Ireland in 2021

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | Conflict in a time of Covid-19The pandemic has stopped many aspects of life, but it has not stopped conflict, despite UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' repeated calls for a global ceasefire last year.The UK and Ireland are both embarking on unpr

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Civilians trapped by conflict in Mali and Niger

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | The start of 2021 has been particularly deadly for people in the region of Liptako Gourma, which straddles the borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. The ICRC is assessing humanitarian needs and is continuing to support those most in need of help.

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Yemen: An indiscriminate airport attack means many families are in mourning

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0100

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News release | A statement from Dominik Stillhart, director of ICRC operations, after a visit to Yemen following the deaths late last month of three ICRC staff in an explosion at Aden’s airport.

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The remains of 20 persons identified and returned to their families after 30 years

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Today, in the context of the 50th Tripartite Commission (TC) meeting, the cases of 20 missing persons and Prisoners of War (PoW) from the 1990-1991 Gulf War were formally closed, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICR

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Physical Rehabilitation programme in the DPRK

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Free medical care and sustainable solutionsOf the three PRCs in the DPRK, two – Songrim and Rakrang centres – are supported by the ICRC, thus bridging the needs for physical rehabilitation services in the country.

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Facts and Figures: ICRC Activities in the DPRK - 2020

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict preventive measures imposed by authorities during 2020, majority of our programmes have been put on hold. A reduced presence of ICRC international staff in the country has been an additional factor.

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We need your help to rid the world of nuclear weapons

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak despises war.

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Honduras: Seeking Durable Solutions for People Displaced by Violence

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:15:00 +0100

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Article | By Karim Khaallayoun, Head of Mission of the ICRC in HondurasGeneralised violence is the main cause of internal displacement in Honduras.

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Counter-terrorism measures must not restrict impartial humanitarian organizations from delivering aid

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0100

Statement | This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1373, and the establishment of UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee.These anniversaries are a good opportunity to

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Newsletter - December 2020: there is no health without mental health

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100

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Report | 2020 has been a year like no other in recent history.

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Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS deliver emergency assistance to IDPs in Southern Ethiopia

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Around 3,000 households (18,000 individuals) displaced as the result of the conflict between different ethnic groups were assisted with non-food items intended to address their emergency needs, remarked Katia Sorin, Head of the ICRC delegation in Eth

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Africa: What happens when children find themselves in a conflict situation?

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | Their access to education and healthcare often disrupted, and sometimes children can be recruited to take part in the fighting or for support roles.

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Thailand: Inspiring art pieces featured in exhibition reflect ICRC, IFRC and TRCS work

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Recently, the ICRC Bangkok Delegation concluded a warmly embraced art contest intended to showcase the outstanding humanitarian work and effort of the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent (IFRC)

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ICRC study: Over 41% health workers experienced violence in last 2 months

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | Over 41 per cent of health-care workers reported having experienced some form of violence in the last two months, with verbal violence, false accusations and stigmatisation being the more commonly experienced forms.This finding is part of a recent st

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Moveability Liquidation

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

Article | ICRC MoveAbility was fully integrated into the ICRC as of January 2020.

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A year like no other

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | Last year, as the pandemic spread around the world, we took immediate action to adapt our work to ensure that people affected by conflict were not forgotten.By continuing to provide life-saving food and household items with preventative measures in p

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Your support is humanity in action

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 10:15:00 +0100

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Article | Last year, conflict didn't stop because of COVID-19.

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Facts and Figures: July to December 2020

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100

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Yemen: 3 ICRC staff members killed in airport blast

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:15:00 +0100

News release | Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is profoundly saddened that three of our colleagues were among those killed in Aden's airport explosion earlier today.Our staff were transiting through the airport with other civilians when

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Myanmar: The 3-year-old smile that lit up our 2020

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | Born with a lower limb deficiency, Htet Oo had the first prosthesis fitted in 2018. "We were scheduled to replace it with a new prosthetic leg but the centre was closed due to COVID-19.

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2020: A year in pictures

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | 2020 was an exceptional and unprecedented year. From the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak to the Beirut explosions; the release operation of former detainees in Yemen to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalation.

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Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 16:45:00 +0100

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News release | Bangui (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to drastically reduce its humanitarian activities in Bouar in Nana-Mambéré prefecture after its office was raided.

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Oman: Training course on chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear incidents and handling mechanism of hazardous materials

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | The ICRC is organizing this training course for the first time in the region, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman with a dual objective, to enable MoH clinical and non-clinical first responders to respond to CBRN hazards and constitute a training of trai

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Egypt: ICRC, Egyptian Red Crescent provide humanitarian assistance to families most affected by COVID-19

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | The relief assistance aims to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic and the preventive measures that followed.

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Lebanon : COVID-19 Response, December 2020

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:15:00 +0100

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Report | The capacity of Lebanon’s already strained public health sector to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak is limited.

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Ethiopia: ICRC ensures access to water, sanitation services for 500 IDPs in North Ethiopia

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC has been working to ensure access to water and sanitation services for people displaced in Northern Ethiopia as a result of the recent military action, through the installation of water tankers and water trucking.

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Venezuela: Renovating forensic facilities to ensure dignity for the dead

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Article | "I get really sad when I think about the hardest things about my job.

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Ethiopia: ICRC helps the production of crutches, crutch handles

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | The production of the stated products has significant importance in helping people with physical disabilities (PWDs) living in Nekemte town and surrounding areas, to get easy access to the products, according to Alemu Wakuma, Manager of the Nekemte P

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Nairobi: In the midst of COVID-19, our support to vulnerable groups remained a priority

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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Publication | Content:- Keeping COVID-19 out of Kenya's prisons- Education is often severely disrupted for children in camps- IHL Roundup (Dissemination to security forces, Students and Diplomatic events)- ICRC facilities return of detainees following Yemen confli

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Jordan: Somali Family to Reunite After Five Years Apart

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | Hasan Saeed was 8 years old when his family decided to leave Somalia, their war-torn homeland. Back in 2007, just like million others, his parents decided to seek refuge in a neighboring country.

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Bougainville: Families commemorating their missing relatives and the right to know about their fate

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:45:00 +0100

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Article | These are the painful sentiments of Isabella Buruau, as she reflects on the last memory of her brother, Pascol Buruau, who was 23 years old when he went missing during the Bougainville Crisis in September 1990, two years after the crisis onset.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0100

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

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Exploring Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law: An Introduction

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:30:00 +0100

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Video | On December 16 2020, the ICRC in collaboration with the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU), the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Shan State Buddhist University, the Association of Buddhist C

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South Sudan: Floods intensify impact of hunger and insecurity

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0100

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News release | Juba (ICRC) – Massive flooding that residents say they haven't seen before has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced with little or no means to survive across different parts of South Sudan.

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Afghanistan: Victims of conflict rush to Mirwais regional hospital, staff struggle to keep up

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | It was supposed to be a celebratory night of singing, dancing and good food for the hardworking, young farmer Ahmadullah and his four friends as they drove to a wedding in their village in Zheray district of Kandahar.

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Bangladesh: Faith in the fight against COVID-19

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0100

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with religious leaders in Bangladesh to provide the population with health information to keep themselves, their family, and their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.Religious

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21'000 people affected by floods at risk of hunger assisted in Ganyiel

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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A Schiller Down the Spine

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC translates over 14 million words a year. But what actually is translation? One of our in-house translators in Geneva tries to give some answers.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Operational Update December 2020

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | One month after ceasefire deal, deep humanitarian needs persist in Nagorno-Karabakh

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He’s being missed

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0100

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The book Warrior Without Weapons now available in Greek

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 09:15:00 +0100

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Publication | Marcel Junod was a Swiss doctor and one of the most well-known ICRC delegates. In 1935, Junod decides to join ICRC's humanitarian mission in Ethiopia. This is where his exciting and challenging journey begins.

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Ethiopia: Red Cross sends medicines, relief supplies to Mekelle to fortify paralyzed health care facilities

Sat, 12 Dec 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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News release | Health care facilities there have become paralyzed after supplies of drugs and basics like surgical gloves ran out.

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Pandemic shows that we must build resilience and address humanitarian challenges for the long-term

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:00:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkPresident,2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent memory.

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