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International Committee of the Red Cross

Greece: Stunning 3D virtual photo exhibition showcases Red Cross Red Crescent history

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | Since the foundation of the Hellenic Red Cross in 1877, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Greece has been dedicated to serving the people in need, reuniting families and supporting vulnerable Greeks and migrants.With an aim to

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Implementing International Humanitarian Law - Report 2018/2019 - PDF

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Ethiopia: Hospitals in Mekelle struggling to care for wounded as medical supplies run out; Red Cross ambulances evacuate the injured

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | Ambulances run by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) have been transporting injured and deceased people to Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle.International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff visited Ayder Referral Hospital yesterday and foun

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Jordan: Refugees receive lump sum as ICRC concludes Cash Transfer Programme

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0100

Article | The ICRC in Jordan is concluding its long-running Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) that was implemented, in cooperation with Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS), to support the most vulnerable refugees in Mafraq.

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Draft principles on stakeholder interaction with families of missing migrants

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles on interaction with families of missing migrants.

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Ethiopia: A dispatch from West Tigray and North Amhara

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | We traveled as a team of six people to North of Amhara and West Tigray by car, a journey that takes about three days to make.

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Southern Africa: ICRC's Activities in Favour of Migrants

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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Publication | The Pretoria Regional Delegation's latest newsletter on activities in favour of migrants in southern Africa.

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ICRC five-year strategy on the missing in former Yugoslavia

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | The Road Map - two years laterIn July 2018, the ICRC officially launched its five-year strategy pertaining to 10,281 persons still missing as a consequence of the armed conflicts in the Western Balkans (WB) in the 1990s.

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ICRC donates vehicle to Belgrade Delegation to Working Group on the Missing

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Belgrade Regional Delegation recently donated a vehicle to the Belgrade Delegation to the Working Group (WG) on the Missing in Relation to the Events in Kosovo.The donation is aimed at strengthening the technical capacities and working condi

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Cameroon: Hopes of a better life washed away by rain

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | Since 2014, fighting in the Lake Chad basin has repeatedly forced a large number of people to flee their homes. To survive, they have often depended on the support of host communities and humanitarian aid.

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Islamic Law and International Humanitarian Law: Common principles of the two legal systems

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | Even wars have limits. They are defined by International Humanitarian Law which obliges protection of all people not taking part in the conflict, as well as limiting the means and methods of warfare.

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Philippines: Helping communities affected by conflict amidst the pandemic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100

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Infographic | The ICRC closely monitored the situation in Mindanao and provided assistance, often with the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to the most vulnerable communities affected by armed conflict and by the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Update of customary IHL database – November 2020

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:15:00 +0100

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Article | In November 2020, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Djibouti.

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Afghanistan: Even at a crossroads for peace, more people are wounded in war

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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News release | On the occasion of the 2020 Afghanistan Conference held in Geneva 23-24 November, Peter Maurer shared some thoughts.

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Ethiopia: ICRC stands ready to act as neutral intermediary release of people detained in relation to the fighting in Tigray

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:15:00 +0100

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News release | However, the ICRC stands ready, in its role as neutral intermediary, to facilitate the release and return of people detained in relation to the fighting and other humanitarian operations in Tigray for all sides.As a neutral intermediary, the ICRC is

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Detention in Asia and the Pacific

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | On 26 October 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Sanata Dharma University (SDU) and its Jesuit network in Asia addressed the issue of detention in Asia and the Pacific as the first session of a new webinar series on "Humanitarian

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Contacting the ICRC archives

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

Article | *** As the coronavirus pandemic strikes again, we regret to inform you that the archive reading room has been closed until further notice. Some delay might also be expected for the processing of requests to the services below.

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Nigeria: First physical rehabilitation centre opens in Maiduguri

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | The centre, which will be run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is projected to serve more than 2,000 people in need of prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, crutches and mobility devices by 2022."We have seen through our other physica

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Helping the physically disabled in Afghanistan: a lifetime’s work

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | Head of ICRC’s orthopaedic programme Alberto Cairo discusses his life's work to enable people with disabilities in physical rehabilitation programmes in Afghanistan.

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Operational update on escalating fighting in Tigray and northern Ethiopia

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:15:00 +0100

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News release | In just two weeks, escalating fighting in Tigray and northern Ethiopia has triggered immense suffering and risks spiralling into a wider humanitarian crisis.

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COVID-19: ICRC expanding its assistance to Papua

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | Jakarta (ICRC) – The spread of COVID-19 is yet to show any signs of slowing down and its threat to prisons including in Papua remains a challenge.

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Myanmar: Community-based production of reusable fabric masks to help mitigate risks of COVID-19

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | COVID-19 presented an additional challenge for many displaced families living across Myanmar.

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High level humanitarian dialogue with the Russian Federation

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:45:00 +0100

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Statement | Statement following the meeting between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and ICRC President Peter MaurerMoscow (ICRC) – On November 17, 2020, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Sergey Lavrov met with the International Committee o

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VACANCY: Forensic Specialist

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy of a Forensic Specialist.

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VACANCY: Missing Migrants Program Manager

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy of: Missing Migrants Program Manager.

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ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: January to September 2020

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | Throughout the first three quarters of 2020, despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the South Sudan Red Cross Society (SSRCS), remained active and committed to reach

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Palestinian influencers join Red Cross/Red Crescent efforts to fight COVID-19 misinformation

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | “From this moment you will be my companion,” sings Hitham Khalayleh, an Arab idol.

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ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier addresses prohibition of use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines at Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0100

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Statement | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier addresses the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines at the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Geneva.

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Yemen conflict: the detainee transfer that builds hope for the future

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100

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Empty Chairs, Waiting Families: The Families of the Missing Persons in Lebanon Keeping the Memory of their Loved Ones Alive

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:45:00 +0100

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News release | People whose relatives are missing undergo untold suffering. They continue to bear the consequences of the absence of their loved ones and find themselves trapped between hope and despair while they look for answers.

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Afghanistan visit: Hospitals on both sides of conflict show a health system in need

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | ICRC Director-General Robert Mardini visit Afghanistan where the ICRC has been helping people suffering from the consequences of war for more than four decades.

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Bangladesh: ICRC operational highlights — October 2020

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | Dedicated infection prevention and control programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), has been carrying out an intensive infection p

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Ethiopia: Risk of wider humanitarian emergency as fighting breaks out in the north of the country

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:30:00 +0100

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Article | In early November, escalating tensions between the national government in Addis Ababa and the northern region of Tigray boiled over into armed clashes.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Statement by Martin Schüepp, ICRC Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:15:00 +0100

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Article | We are present across the region, working to support the victims of this conflict, who have dealt with enormous pain and loss over the past weeks.

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Announcing The Winners Of The ICRC Award For Humanitarian Reporting 2020 “The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of youth”

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0100

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Article | COVID-19 has changed lives all over the world. The Palestinian Territory is not an exception.

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Sri Lanka: ICRC continues to support prison authorities to combat COVID-19

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:30:00 +0100

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Article | Colombo — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concluding its latest round of emergency distributions of hygiene and health-related items in places of detention.

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New school brings light to students in Lanao del Sur

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 03:30:00 +0100

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Article | Protracted conflicts and constant displacement have disrupted young people's access to education in Mindanao, southern Philippines.

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Ukraine: Addressing the cumulative effects of conflict and COVID-19 in the Donbas

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0100

News release | The president of the ICRC Peter Maurer visit to Ukraine, where he met government and parliament officials and talked to the representatives of the non-government-controlled territories.

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Ethiopia: ICRC calls for respect of people’s lives and property amidst escalating tensions in Tigray and other regions in the country

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 15:15:00 +0100

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News release | ICRC calls on those taking part in clashes in northern Ethiopia to respect people’s lives and property and stands ready to provide humanitarian assistance.

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Día de los Muertos and COVID-19 in Latin America: Honouring the dead during a pandemic

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:45:00 +0100

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Article | Burial rituals are fundamental to the identity of many communities. Claiming over 1 million lives so far, COVID-19 has considerably disrupted the way funerals are traditionally carried out around the world.

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ICRC Statement to 75th Session of UN General Assembly, Sixth Committee

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 23:45:00 +0100

Statement | Check against delivery by Christopher Harland, Deputy Permanent Observer and Legal Adviser, ICRC New YorkMr Chair,The Covid-19 pandemic has increased humanitarian needs of the men, women and children caught in the crossfire of armed conflicts around

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#TheYearOfTheNurseAndMidwife: A pandemic reminds us why health care professionals are so valuable

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | A pandemic reminds us why health care professionals are so valuable.

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Bangladesh: Emergency nurses go above and beyond duty amid COVID-19

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 05:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth some extreme realities for the nurses worldwide.

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Sexual violence in conflict: Putting the individual first

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0100

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Article | Last week the ICRC co-hosted an online event with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) and the British Red Cross, to discuss survivor-centred approaches to responding to sexual and g

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ICRC 2020 Photo Competition: Hope in the shadows of COVID-19

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:45:00 +0100

Article | We have been hearing of how COVID-19 has affected all areas of our lives. This “new normal” is anything but that. Routines are different, social norms have altered, priorities have shifted, and some might even say, people have changed.

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Lashkargah PRC: Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:00:00 +0100

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seeking experienced construction companies to carry out the construction of a Physical Rehabilitation Centre, to be located at:ICRC New Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC)Old PRCShaheed Ghaltan

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Midwives of Afghanistan: Mitigating childbirth crisis in the face of danger

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Article | Midwives of Afghanistan face danger from armed conflict as they do everything possible to mitigate childbirth crisis — full story on Foreign Policy.

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South Sudan: Thousands at-risk of hunger and disease in aftermath of clashes, floods in Equatoria States

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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News release | Juba (ICRC) – Months of conflict followed by torrential rains have created a deepening humanitarian crisis in which communities now face a heightened risk of hunger, malnutrition and disease in South Sudan's Central, Western and Eastern Equatoria sta

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Ethiopia: ICRC restores access to clean water services

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:45:00 +0100

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Article | The project involves installation of a submersible pump, a water pipeline covering about 20 kilometers, construction of two reservoirs and a generator house.The water supply project is designed to benefit more than 22,000 Internally Displaced People

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Sudan: Food shortages widespread as communities face triple threat of clashes, climate shocks and COVID-19

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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News release | Communities in Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur survived years of war and now face a layered crisis in which sporadic violence, climate change, economic collapse, and COVID-19 are forcing more people to rely on humanitarian aid for their survival

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC facilitates transfer of combatants killed in action

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0100

News release | The ICRC has facilitated the handover of bodies of combatants killed in action during the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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I want to be the exception

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100

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Article | Having grown up in Garissa, an arid part of Northern Kenya, Khadija remembers having to walk far from their home in search of water."Where I come from, girls don't choose plumbing as a trade.

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Bangladesh: Dedicated infection prevention and control programme for 31 health facilities

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | ICRC and BDRCS have been carrying out an intensive infection prevention and control (IPC) programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC strongly condemns latest surge in violence as civilian casualties mount

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:30:00 +0100

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News release | "Alongside thousands of civilians, the ICRC witnessed intense shelling in urban areas on both sides of the front line today, leading to death, destruction, injuries and desolation. This is unacceptable.

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Traitors in Our Midst

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC translates over 14 million words a year from and into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and many more languages. But what actually is translation?

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Granted amnesty after passing exams, former detainee aims to become a lawyer

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | Mandalay Central Prison former detainee Maung Myint aims to become a lawyer as he was granted early prison release after passing matriculation exams.

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Inaugural edition of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:45:00 +0100

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Publication | The Asia-Pacific is a complex and diverse international humanitarian law (IHL) landscape.

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The National Society Investment Alliance: Funding Announcement – 2020

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100

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Article | The National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) announced the National Societies to receive investment from the fund in 2020.

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Papua New Guinea: On a journey from trauma to peace

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 01:30:00 +0100

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Article | Jessica, who is from a village in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, recalls how it all started:I settled down with my family in a village.

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Pacific Island Countries played crucial role

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:30:00 +0100

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Article | Pacific Island Countries have played a crucial role in reaching this historic moment. Pacific States make up ten of the fifty total ratifications.

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Nuclear ban: “Today is an historic day. We call on world leaders to act with courage and join the right side of history”

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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News release | The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement welcomes the coming into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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We must not forget that prohibiting nuclear weapons is the beginning – not the end – of our efforts

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 01:00:00 +0200

Statement | Distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,What an historic moment: in 90 days, a new global norm will enter into force explicitly prohibiting nuclear weapons — one of the most terrifying and inhumane weapons ever created.I warmly congratulate th

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Ethiopia: ICRC restoring livelihoods

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:30:00 +0200

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Article | Rusha Bekele was displaced by the ethnic conflict that occurred along the Oromia-Benishangul Gumuz border in western Ethiopia, in 2018. She fled along with her four children to a neighboring district, Haro Limu, Oromia region.

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TPNW is a long-awaited tool to ensure that nuclear weapons are eliminated and never used again

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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Statement | As-delivered by Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, New YorkGood morning, distinguished colleagues and ambassadors.I am pleased to participate in this important event to discuss in which ways the Treaty on the Proh

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South Sudan: Thousands at-risk of hunger and disease in Equatoria States

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:45:00 +0200

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A Palestinian detainee on hunger strike is in critical condition

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200

Statement | Jerusalem – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of Mr.

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40th Anniversary of the CCW: States must not let military technology put aside humanitarian concerns

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:15:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by Dr.

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Article | Health Emergencies in Large Populations is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.

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Nigeria: Access for first responders, restraint by security forces needed amidst protests

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:45:00 +0200

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News release | Concerned by the escalating violence and the rising number of victims, the ICRC is calling for restraint as protests continue in several Nigerian cities."Security Forces should apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms

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International Webinar: Humanitarian Affairs in Asia

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Sanata Dharma University (SDU), Yogyakarta-Indonesia, and the Jesuit Conference of Asia-Pacific (JCAP) will launch a series of webinars on Humanitarian Affairs in Asia.

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ICRC calls on international community to reset Sahel engagement so people can live in safety and dignity

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200

Statement | As delivered by ICRC President Peter MaurerExcellencies, dear colleagues,Communities in the Sahel are reeling from successive crises caused by conflict, criminality, poverty and climate shocks.Today, the ICRC is appealing for financial and political

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Disarmament efforts essential to address humanitarian concerns of weapons technologies

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200

Statement | Delivered by Ms.

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Release of former detainees in Yemen: the longest journey home

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:45:00 +0200

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COVID-19: Virtual roundtable on managing the dead in a dignified manner

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC regional delegation in New Delhi recently held a virtual roundtable with experts from the country's leading health, disaster and emergency response agencies to address the challenges encountered in managing the dead with dignity.

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Philippines: Amid floods and armed conflict, a safer space for students in Pagatin

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Nasrah Abdulbayan longs for her old school, where she studied and played without worry.Five years ago, she and her fellow Grade 3 students at Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao, transferred to makeshift classrooms because of t

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The world is upside down: a campaign promoting respect for health care in Colombia

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Regardless of who the attacker is, no one could doubt that while there are attacks on health care, the world is upside down.

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Jordan: Khaldun’s first humanitarian mission

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | Recently, the ICRC’s Logistic Supply Centre (LSC) in Amman successfully organised and shipped 732 wheelchairs (for both children and adults), 930 walking frames (for vulnerable persons with disabilities), and 325 crutches to war-torn Syria by road.

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2020: The year of the worst water shortage in Hassakeh, Syria

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Throughout the 9 years of conflict, suffering seeped into the lives of the Syrian people through varied spheres, one of which is the disruption of vital services.In Hassakeh city, in the North East of Syria, 2020 brought with it the reality of water

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Brazil: in the face of 79,000 new missing person reports, the ICRC recommends institutions to improve coordination

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 22:45:00 +0200

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News release | Brasilia (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is greatly concerned by the 79,275 missing person cases recorded in 2019 – an average of 217 a day – and considers that greater coordination of the efforts of the institutions invo

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More than 1,000 former detainees from Yemen conflict transported home

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200

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News release | The two-day process October 15-16 involved 11 ICRC-operated flights into and out of five cities in two countries – Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The number of detainees released and provided with transportation was 1,056.

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Why not me? A Story of Loss and Hope

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0200

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Article | Despite the time that has passed, Tabitha recalls every word of the song that she has sung for years, while she was still reeling from the amputation of her leg.Back then, she felt hopeless.

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Nigeria: Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Abuja (ICRC) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has seen an increase in malnutrition rates among children in nutrition centres it supports in Nigeria.

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Hunger strikes and the purpose of ICRC visits

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:00 +0200

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Article | With the spread of COVID-19, visiting detention facilities has become more challenging. Places of detention are not immune against disease; the virus can enter or leave through family visits, detention personnel and/ or new detainees.

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Venezuela: lives turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | Before the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in Venezuela were already suffering the effects of armed violence and had limited access to water, health care, and food.

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World Food Day: Rising food prices, job losses, and unabated conflict spark fears of rising hunger in communities across Africa

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:15:00 +0200

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News release | A recent survey by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) among 2,400 people in 10 African countries found that since the start of the pandemic, 94 percent of survey respondents reported that prices of food and other essentials in their

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Ethiopia: ICRC distributes medical, non-medical items to COVID-19 treatment centers

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200

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Article | Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), consisting of 28,000 gloves, 61,500 surgical and respiratory masks, 4,200 gowns and surgical caps and 300 aprons, were among the items supplied to the treatment centers in August 2020.Other medical items distribu

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COVID-19: ICRC, KOICA sign agreement to support Indonesian prisons

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges in places of detention worldwide.

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Operational update on the release of detainees from the Yemen conflict

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0200

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News release | Facts about the operation: More than 1,000 people detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen are to be transported back to their region of origin or to their home countries by the ICRC in the largest operation of its kind during the five-and-a-hal

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African Union: Reflections on ICRC African Union Delegation activities

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0200

Article | Mr Mokaya conveyed his perception of the progress of ICRC and the evolving ADO's engagement with the African Union Commission.

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South Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of three people including two foreigners in Central Equatoria

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200

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News release | Juba/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the release of three people, including two Sudanese nationals, deprived of their freedom in South Sudan.

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Kosovo: What the families of missing people need

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in Kosovo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been collecting information about the concerns and issues faced by the families of missing persons from them directly.

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Lebanon: Paralysis doesn’t stop Naji’s success

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200

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Article | Naji contracted the virus when he was just 6 months old during the epidemic in the 1970s. At the time, the virus caused a fever and paralyzed movement in his legs and hands.

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Statement by Martin Schuepp, ICRC Eurasia Regional Director, Geneva, October 13

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:30:00 +0200

News release | Today, we are more than two weeks into a period of intense violence as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalates. We estimate there are hundreds of thousands of people affected across the region.Civilians are dying or suffering life-changing injuries.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC stands ready to facilitate handover of bodies of those killed in action and the simultaneous release of detainees

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0200

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News release | “The ICRC has a long-standing history as a neutral intermediary in conflicts around the world, and it is our hope that this operation can move forward quickly so the remains of those killed in action can be returned to their loves ones and mourned wi

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COVID-19 and mental health: War on two fronts for the Pacific

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 00:15:00 +0200

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Article | There are indications that the coronavirus has affected everyone around the world in some way, with more than 36 million people infected and over a million people having lost their lives.

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South Sudan: Depression, anxiety common as huge gaps remain in mental health care

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | Juba (ICRC) – As October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an untold number of people in South Sudan are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems caused by conflict and violence and not receiving the support they need,

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Indonesia: Online Workshop on Management of the Dead for COVID-19 Patients

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | More than 300 volunteers from across Indonesia learned how to safely manage the bodies of COVID-19 victims while respecting traditional religious practice in an online workshop held on 23rd and 24th of September 2020.

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COVID-19 is a threat to all of us, but is an especially serious threat amid armed conflict

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:15:00 +0200

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Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkThank you Madame Chair.Over the last months of the COVID-19 pandemic we have learned who among us are the most vulnerable.

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: The price being paid

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200

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Article | The conflict escalation along the line of contact, which started in the morning of 27 September 2020, is deeply worrying, as the conflict sides have resorted to heavy weaponry and shelled densely populated areas.

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