International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
Humanity after life: respect for and protection of the dead
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:30:00 +0200
Legal factsheet | When people die during armed conflicts, situations of violence falling below the threshold of armed conflict, disasters, or while migrating, their bodies must be handled respectfully and with dignity; and the remains of unknown individuals must be id
All in this together: How we’re responding to COVID-19 in ILOT
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:45:00 +0200
Article | In Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the ICRC is working hard to ensure we retain our operational capability to respond to developments in the conflict and the pandemic.
Our call to action for Colombia: 2020
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:00:00 +0200
Article | Colombia lives a difficult reality in which thousands of people still live in the midst of armed conflict and violence.These are our calls to action in relation to four of the issues that most concern us in the country.To armed actorsWe urge the Arme
Winners of third Arabic writing competition on 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Regional IHL department in Cairo would like to thank all those who have shown interest in the activities that aim to support and promote understanding and dialogue on IHL by contributing to the third Arabic writing competition on “The 70th a
Kenya: Red Cross races to prevent spread of COVID-19 to country’s prisons
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:15:00 +0200
News release | The Kenya Red Cross and the ICRC are working with the Kenya Prison Services to fortify prison facilities across the country from the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In Africa, racing to slow the spread of COVID-19
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Statement | So far, Africa has been the continent least affected by the pandemic, but if measures to contain the coronavirus are not taken immediately, it could be devastating for Africa's people and health-care systems.
COVID-19: How IHL provides crucial safeguards during pandemics
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | For people living in war-torn countries, International humanitarian law (IHL) provides crucial safeguards – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
ICRC’s operational response to COVID-19: We’re all in this together
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:45:00 +0200
Statement | With the onset of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the ICRC fears for the millions of people living in conflict zones around the world.
COVID-19: Urgent action needed to counter major threat to life in conflict zones
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0200
News release | It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned.
COVID-19: ICRC response to the coronavirus in Africa
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | Governments have acted quickly to put travel bans, self-quarantine, and other preventative measures in place.
Always on demand - Career opportunities
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:45:00 +0100
Article | Requisition ID 12084 - Logistics - Global Deployment Option - Open-ended contractRole Description:The “Water and Engineering Buyer” (field position) oversees all procurement processes for public health engineering and construction projects implemente
COVID-19: Inclusive programming during the time of coronavirus
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:45:00 +0100
Article | This paper brings together guidance and messages from the ICRC's Operations Diversity Inclusion, Sexual Violence and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse teams, in collaboration with the Global Adviser on Children.
Australia: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launch appeal to assist world’s most vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:45:00 +0100
News release | While COVID-19 is already a global pandemic, it is still possible to reduce its spread and the number of lives lost by improving access to critical resources.IFRC President Francesco Rocca said: "This pandemic is putting at risk entire health systems
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 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.
COVID-19: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 800 million Swiss francs to assist world's most vulnerable people
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0100
News release | While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is already a global pandemic, it is still possible to reduce its spread and the number of lives lost by improving access to critical resources.
COVID-19: ICRC global response to the coronavirus
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:15:00 +0100
Article | In war-torn countries, COVID-19 represents a dramatic threat to life.
COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious coronavirus disease
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Article | COVID19: Fighting coronavirus pandemic in a Philippines jail - As COVID-19 focuses the world’s attention on infectious diseases, we have our eyes on one of the most dangerous places for the spread of such outbreaks: prisons, where densely packed peop
Papua New Guinea: Walking back from death to life
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100
Article | By a miracle Pokana survived the killing spree in which 18 people were massacred in Karita village of Tagali Local Level Government, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea.
Amid the conflict and suffering, Yemenis’ generosity stands firm
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100
Article | For the last two years, Freya Raddi has overseen the ICRC's assistance programmes in Yemen. As she finishes her mission, the aid worker says she wants to return to Yemen one day, but not as a humanitarian.Yemen gets under your skin.
Brazil: Water and sanitation provide benefits to communities in Roraima
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:30:00 +0100
News release | Brasilia (ICRC) – One of the ICRC's top priorities in Brazil has been working on improving the water supply and sanitary conditions in several communities in Roraima.
India: HELP course trains professionals to effectively lead an emergency health response
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Video | Professionals with a background in health, disaster management, water, sanitation, food and economic security, and logistics attended the 4th edition of the Regional HELP (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) course held in Delhi from 24 February
Syria: Humanitarian aid workers and property must be respected and protected
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross expresses its deep concern over the intrusion by armed men into the office of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Idlib and the sub-branch in Ariha on 14 March, in the course of which SARC staff
Improving access to health care for pregnant women in central Mozambique
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | To help pregnant women have better access to health care, the ICRC built a home on the grounds of the maternity clinic to accommodate them for the last few days or weeks of their pregnancy.
ICRC publications in Farsi
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 12:15:00 +0100
Cyclone Idai: Families pay their respects to lost loved ones one year on
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | It has been one year since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi affecting over three million people across the three southern African countries. Over a thousand people lost their lives as flood waters swept their homes away.
Syria: After almost a decade lost to violence, emergency and long-term needs are vast
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0100
News release | Aleppo/Geneva (ICRC) – As the crisis in Syria moves into its tenth year, the needs of the people who have endured so much are vast and complex.
“She is buried, she is at peace.”
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Article | It's been one year since Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
ICRC welcomes the ratification of the Kampala Convention by Somalia
Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:45:00 +0100
Article | "Somalia has 2.6 million IDPs and more than one million lives in the capital city of Mogadishu." Said the Commissioner of the National Commission for Internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees for Somalia, Dr.
The ones left behind
Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | These pictures depict persons who have no knowledge about their loved ones' whereabouts and how they have learned to cope with their loss.
COVID-19: Protecting prison populations from infectious coronavirus disease
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:45:00 +0100
Article | An outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in a prison could be devastating to the population there, especially an overcrowded prison where general health is already low.
Myanmar: Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100
Article | In Myanmar, Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did
Myanmar: A tough life made beautiful, in her very own salon
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 04:15:00 +0100
Article | Ma Kyawy Myint is passionate about make-up, so much so that years of hardship and living in camps has not dulled her drive to pursue a career in it.
ICRC activities in Libya 2019
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC in Libya delivers emergency assistance in the realms of health care, economic security and water, and sanitation
Cox's Bazar: Planting seeds for the future
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 07:15:00 +0100
Article | It is a bright summer morning in the southern part of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Momtaz Begum, a single mother of six children, is out in the field tending her farm along with her eldest son.
International Women’s Day 2020: Women in leadership
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 05:45:00 +0100
Article | This is a cross-sector trend but is especially evident in the emergency and security services sectors such as those that involve the armed forces or private security agencies.Yet, there is no denying the importance of gender balance in these critical
She inspires: Stories from the Asia-Pacific on International Women’s Day 2020
Sun, 08 Mar 2020 04:45:00 +0100
Article | Essayist Anais Nin said, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."It is this fortitude that women like Ho Chanty and Momtaz, along with others whose stories we narrate in the following pages, embody.
Yemen: Thousands of people in need of food and shelter as fighting intensifies
Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:00:00 +0100
News release | Sanaa/Geneva (ICRC) - Intense fighting on the frontline between Sanaa and Al Jawf Governorate in Northern Yemen has displaced tens of thousands of people to Marib Governorate, leaving families without food, shelter and access to medical care.
Pakistan: 6 women doctors reveal their inspiration, challenges and advice for future generation
Fri, 06 Mar 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Article | To be a doctor, one has multiple challenges to overcome. To be a woman doctor in Pakistan, what else would it take?
Palestinian women across generations: Once a dream, now a reality
Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Countless Palestinian women have set examples for their younger sisters by overcoming obstacles and breaking into areas that had been "the preserve of men" for decades.
Life without fear is overdue in Colombia
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100
News release | The growing number of victims of explosive devices and anti-personnel mines, the confinement of communities, ongoing forced displacement and disappearances, attacks on health-care personnel and facilities and breaches of international humanitarian la
The difficult reality of the armed conflict in Colombia
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:15:00 +0100
Article | Peace is still elusive in many parts of Colombia. In 2019, there were 352 victims of explosive devices and antipersonnel mines, over 25,300 people were displaced and there were 218 acts of aggression against health workers and facilities.
Myanmar: New skills training centre for detainees
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Article | A newly-inaugurated two-storey building is infusing hope among young detainees at Mandalay Central Prison in Myanmar.
South Sudan: Hundreds wounded, villages looted in intercommunal fighting in Jonglei State
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100
News release | Hundreds of people have been wounded, families forced to flee their homes, and villages looted amidst intercommunal clashes that erupted mid-February in Jonglei State.
A complex panorama of abuses in Colombia
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 02:15:00 +0100
Article | New dynamics in the violence, coupled with old types of behaviour by armed actors, draw a complex map of increasingly destructured armed groups, hindering our ability both to analyse the situation and to respond appropriately to people's needs.There
Health care under threat in Colombia
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:15:00 +0100
Article | In 2020, the peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army) will be four years old.
Colombia: Protecting dignity amid conflict
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100
Article | Christoph Harnisch Head of the ICRC Delegation in Colombia In 2019, explosive devices and mines killed or maimed a new victim nearly every day; people had to flee their homes or were confined to their communities; they were murdered, threatened, wen
Venezuela: Supporting the most violence-affected population in 2019
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100
Article | In 2019 Venezuela experienced an increase in social tensions, and its economic and social situation deteriorated, giving rise to a shortage of essential goods, health care, and other essential services, which directly affected the most vulnerable.
Para Games: Myanmar’s athletes aim for gold in Manila
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Away from the questioning looks of naysayers, 22 differently-abled athletes are training hard at the Hpa-An Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre.
Myanmar: She is breaking gender stereotypes, engineering change
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Article | "When you mention the word engineer, the local communities immediately think that a man will show up," says Mary Hkawn Tsin, an engineer with ICRC's team in Kachin State.Mary is part of the water and habitat team based in Myitkyina, Kachin State and
Myanmar: Khin Myat Myat Kyaw gets closer to realizing a lifelong dream
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:30:00 +0100
Article | Life hasn't been easy for 24-year-old Khin Myat Myat Kyaw. She always wanted to earn money so that her parents could have an easier life, however, this seemed impossible until very recently.
Myanmar: “I dream of a home I can call my own”
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | In Myanmar's Shan State, a displaced community reminisces over the past as the summer gives way to harsh winter but things for them remain unchanged."A home!
Ethiopia: ICRC holds annual physical rehabilitation partnership meeting with stakeholders
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC and government stakeholders working in the area of physical rehabilitation services conducted their annual partnership meeting in Addis Ababa.
South Sudan: “If there’s peace tomorrow, then I will forgive”
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Article | However, while hostilities have ceased between parties to the conflict, violence between communities continues with deadly consequences.Cattle are often at the centre of these clashes.
After an explosion, a second chance at childhood
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:15:00 +0100
Article | The spoon touches her lips. A triumphant smile. Who is this little girl, and what's her story? There's so much more to her than a video clip can show.Shazima lives in Khost Province, Afghanistan.
Ethiopia: 41 army commanders trained on IHL
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC has been working with the Ethiopian National Defense Forces to spread knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.
The ICRC and the Blue Shield signed a Memorandum of Understanding
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100
Article | On 13 february, the ICRC and the Blue Shield have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commit to work more closely together to ensure the protection of cultural property during armed conflict.Similarly to the agreement signed in 2016 with UNESCO,
In Sudan’s Blue Nile State displaced families wait for water in Damazine
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:45:00 +0100
Article | As a dozen or so women and young girls crowded around her, a group of curious men and boys gathered nearby to listen.
Syria: Civilians in urgent need of safety and life-saving assistance amidst unprecedented displacement
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100
News release | Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating security and living conditions of the hundreds of thousands of newly displaced civilians in the Idlib area, who are running out of opti
An inevitable trajectory of humanitarian needs?
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100
Statement | As this new decade begins, our world appears to be on an inevitable trajectory of skyrocketing humanitarian needs and rising fragility.
The equation is evident: respect for international humanitarian law equals reduced human suffering
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Statement | On the frontlines of conflicts today, the equation is evident: respect for international humanitarian law equals reduced human suffering.
South Sudan: Millions struggle to recover from unsparing war, as violence threatens fragile stability
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:30:00 +0100
News release | Juba (ICRC) – As South Sudan's leaders face a deadline to form a unity government on Saturday, a key milestone in the country's peace process, millions of South Sudanese are struggling to recover from six years of unsparing war, while regular inter-c
South Sudan: Facts and figures for 2019
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0100
Article | Highlights of our work in South Sudan in 2019.
Why the ICRC is talking about the Islamic laws of war in Australia
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:15:00 +0100
Article | The principles underpinning international humanitarian law transcend civilisations, cultures and legal traditions.That's the message the ICRC's foremost expert on the Islamic laws of war, Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody, wants to communicate to audiences in Aust
North Sinai: Egyptian Red Crescent and ICRC provide humanitarian assistance to 1000s of households
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:45:00 +0100
News release | Cairo (ICRC / ERC) –The Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), distribute 469 tons of food aid, 14 tons of hygiene kits as well as floor mats to 7,000 households in North Sinai.T
The ICRC in Azerbaijan in 2019
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | In 2019, the ICRC delivered humanitarian assistance to thousands of beneficiaries in communities affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Malaysia: Football tournament for detainees builds excitement and solidarity
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | In December 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped Sungai Buloh Prison organise its annual football tournament, marking the ICRC's first time supporting the tournament.
Sudan: Facts & figures for 2019
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Article | Highlights of our work in Sudan in 2019.
Nigeria: Facts and figures for 2019
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:45:00 +0100
Article | Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2019.
Joint Statement by the Office of OSESGY and ICRC on the outcomes on the third meeting of the Prisoners Exchange
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:15:00 +0100
News release | Delegates representing the parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed on a detailed plan to complete the first official large-scale exchange of prisoners since the beginning of the conflict.
Trace the Face: Reuniting families
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:45:00 +0100
Article | "I remembered his eyes. It was difficult to recognize him in the photograph they showed me because he had grown.
Transitional justice: States should include issue of missing persons and their families in the process
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:15:00 +0100
Statement | As delivered by Mr.
Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:15:00 +0100
News release | Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close
India: Experts from 19 countries discuss challenges to peacekeeping operations and IHL
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:15:00 +0100
Video | The ICRC regional delegation for India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives, in collaboration with the Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in New Delhi, organised an International Workshop on Contemporary Dilemmas and Challenges to UN Peacekeeping Operati
Sylvain’s Journey Home
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | Follow the journey of 16-year-old Sylvian as he returns home to the Tshikapa village in the DRC after being separated from his parents for almost 3 years due to violence.
Central African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:00:00 +0100
News release | Following a number of security incidents that have endangered its personnel and its operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been obliged to suspend the movements of its teams and to drastically reduce its humanitarian oper
Somalia: Facts and figures for 2019
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | Highlights of our work in Somalia in 2019
Ethiopia: ICRC engages federal prison technical staffs in prison design
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Article | Technical staff from different federal prisons discussed a holistic approach to the preparation of prison design at a two-day workshop conducted in Addis Ababa.
Principles of international humanitarian law (distinction, proportionality) have direct bearing on cyber operations
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:30:00 +0100
Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the Open-Ended Working Group a second time during this session.In the first substantive session of
Norms for responsible State behavior on cyber operations should build on international law
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +0100
Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the second substantive session of the “Open-ended working group on developments in the field of inf
Reversing commitment to anti-personnel mine ban endangers civilian lives
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:45:00 +0100
News release | More than 60 million civilians today still live with the daily fear of landmines and explosive remnants of war. The re-introduction of anti-personnel mines into any military's arsenal has the potential to escalate this threat.
Restoring livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia's Somali Region
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:15:00 +0100
Article | The Red Cross has launched a program aimed at helping people affected by ethnic violence.
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0100
Article | How can universities present the humanitarian challenges of today in their courses on international law and relations, political science and humanitarian work?
Sexual violence in Nigeria – Lives abandoned in the name of survival
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 07:15:00 +0100
Article | Today, these communities face yet another threat: locusts.Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing their worst locust outbreak in decades. Millions of locusts are moving from community to community, devouring hundreds of kilometres of vegetation.
South African scholar wins inaugural prize for African research on the rules of war
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:30:00 +0100
News release | South African scholar Dr Orly Maya Stern was awarded the first-ever International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Africa Prize for her book on the increasingly active role women play in war.
Ethiopia: ICRC engages with police officers on international human rights standards on policing
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100
Article | Thirty-five police officers enhanced their knowledge of international human rights standards and humanitarian principles on policing.
Syria: A spike in civilian casualties, mass displacement in country’s northwest
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0100
News release | Geneva (ICRC) – Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in northwest Syria have spiked in the first weeks of 2020, killing scores of people and forcing more than 150,000 to flee their homes in January alone.
Further discovery of human remains believed to be missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:45:00 +0100
News release | The recent recovery of remains of people in Al-Muthanna Governorate, Samawa district, in southern Iraq, thought to have gone missing during the Iraq-Kuwait conflict offers hope to relatives still waiting for answers.
Burkina Faso: Escalating violence cause for concern at the ICRC
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0100
Article | In response to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, the ICRC moved to scale up its presence in the country from 1 January this year, transforming its mission into a full-scale delegation and opening two new offices in Djib
IHL: a primer for House of Commons staff
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:30:00 +0100
Article | International Humanitarian Law... in three hours. An impossible feat, some would say.
Philippines: Standing with people affected by armed conflict
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Infographic | Long-running conflicts in the Philippines continued to pose challenges to civilians.From a lack of resources to displacement to anxiety about their future, civilians often bore the brunt of armed conflicts between government forces and non-state arme
Ethiopia: New physical rehabilitation center goes operational in Jigjiga
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Article | A physical rehabilitation centre which was built in Jigjiga town, Somali Region, with technical and material support of the ICRC was inaugurated.
AU Peace and Security Council receives brief on the humanitarian situation in Africa by ICRC President
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Photo gallery | The African Union Peace and Security Council was briefed on the humanitarian situation in Africa by Peter Maurer.
The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0100
Publication | The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On report provides an update to the ICRC's 2016 report Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice: A Stocktaking Exercise.
Ethiopia: Putting humanitarian needs first in 2019
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:45:00 +0100
Article | In 2019, the ICRC continued to address the humanitarian needs of people affected by conflict and violence in Ethiopia.
ICRC Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Speaks at Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Video | The ICRC's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Christine Cipolla, was in Delhi to attend the Raisina Dialogue and meet a number of diplomats, academicians, humanitarian and development sector professionals.
The ICRC in World War Two: The Holocaust
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Article | 27 January is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. For the ICRC, it also marks a failure, the failure to help and protect the millions of people who were exterminated in the death camps.
ICRC to continue teaching laws of war to Sudanese Armed Forces
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:15:00 +0100
News release | 22 January 2020 (Khartoum) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 22 January 2020 renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to the ICRC's support to the SAF for the teaching and int
VENEZUELA: 365 days of humanitarian action
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:15:00 +0100
Photo gallery | 2019 was a very busy year for us. We expanded our activities in Venezuela, helping more than 300,000 people throughout the country.