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Greece: Stunning 3D virtual photo exhibition showcases Red Cross Red Crescent history
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:30:00 +0100
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
Implementing International Humanitarian Law - Report 2018/2019 - PDF
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:15:00 +0100
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
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
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.
Draft principles on stakeholder interaction with families of missing migrants
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles on interaction with families of missing migrants.
Ethiopia: A dispatch from West Tigray and North Amhara
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:30:00 +0100
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.
Southern Africa: ICRC's Activities in Favour of Migrants
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100
Publication | The Pretoria Regional Delegation's latest newsletter on activities in favour of migrants in southern Africa.
ICRC five-year strategy on the missing in former Yugoslavia
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100
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.
ICRC donates vehicle to Belgrade Delegation to Working Group on the Missing
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0100
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
Cameroon: Hopes of a better life washed away by rain
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100
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.
Islamic Law and International Humanitarian Law: Common principles of the two legal systems
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:45:00 +0100
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.
Philippines: Helping communities affected by conflict amidst the pandemic
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:30:00 +0100
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.
Update of customary IHL database – November 2020
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:15:00 +0100
Article | In November 2020, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Djibouti.
Afghanistan: Even at a crossroads for peace, more people are wounded in war
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100
News release | On the occasion of the 2020 Afghanistan Conference held in Geneva 23-24 November, Peter Maurer shared some thoughts.
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
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
Detention in Asia and the Pacific
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100
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
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.
Nigeria: First physical rehabilitation centre opens in Maiduguri
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100
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
Helping the physically disabled in Afghanistan: a lifetime’s work
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0100
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.
Operational update on escalating fighting in Tigray and northern Ethiopia
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:15:00 +0100
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.
COVID-19: ICRC expanding its assistance to Papua
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100
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.
Myanmar: Community-based production of reusable fabric masks to help mitigate risks of COVID-19
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Article | COVID-19 presented an additional challenge for many displaced families living across Myanmar.
High level humanitarian dialogue with the Russian Federation
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:45:00 +0100
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
VACANCY: Forensic Specialist
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy of a Forensic Specialist.
VACANCY: Missing Migrants Program Manager
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100
Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in Pretoria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy of: Missing Migrants Program Manager.
ICRC humanitarian response in South Sudan: January to September 2020
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:00:00 +0100
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
Palestinian influencers join Red Cross/Red Crescent efforts to fight COVID-19 misinformation
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:30:00 +0100
Article | “From this moment you will be my companion,” sings Hitham Khalayleh, an Arab idol.
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
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.
Yemen conflict: the detainee transfer that builds hope for the future
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100
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
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.
Afghanistan visit: Hospitals on both sides of conflict show a health system in need
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:45:00 +0100
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.
Bangladesh: ICRC operational highlights — October 2020
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0100
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
Ethiopia: Risk of wider humanitarian emergency as fighting breaks out in the north of the country
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:30:00 +0100
Article | In early November, escalating tensions between the national government in Addis Ababa and the northern region of Tigray boiled over into armed clashes.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Statement by Martin Schüepp, ICRC Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:15:00 +0100
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.
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
Article | COVID-19 has changed lives all over the world. The Palestinian Territory is not an exception.
Sri Lanka: ICRC continues to support prison authorities to combat COVID-19
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:30:00 +0100
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.
New school brings light to students in Lanao del Sur
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 03:30:00 +0100
Article | Protracted conflicts and constant displacement have disrupted young people's access to education in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
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.
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
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.
Día de los Muertos and COVID-19 in Latin America: Honouring the dead during a pandemic
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:45:00 +0100
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.
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
#TheYearOfTheNurseAndMidwife: A pandemic reminds us why health care professionals are so valuable
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:00:00 +0100
Article | A pandemic reminds us why health care professionals are so valuable.
Bangladesh: Emergency nurses go above and beyond duty amid COVID-19
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Photo gallery | The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth some extreme realities for the nurses worldwide.
Sexual violence in conflict: Putting the individual first
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0100
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
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.
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
Midwives of Afghanistan: Mitigating childbirth crisis in the face of danger
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0100
Article | Midwives of Afghanistan face danger from armed conflict as they do everything possible to mitigate childbirth crisis — full story on Foreign Policy.
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
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
Ethiopia: ICRC restores access to clean water services
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 06:45:00 +0100
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
Sudan: Food shortages widespread as communities face triple threat of clashes, climate shocks and COVID-19
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0100
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
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.
I want to be the exception
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100
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.
Bangladesh: Dedicated infection prevention and control programme for 31 health facilities
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Article | ICRC and BDRCS have been carrying out an intensive infection prevention and control (IPC) programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC strongly condemns latest surge in violence as civilian casualties mount
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:30:00 +0100
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.
Traitors in Our Midst
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0100
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?
Granted amnesty after passing exams, former detainee aims to become a lawyer
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 04:45:00 +0100
Article | Mandalay Central Prison former detainee Maung Myint aims to become a lawyer as he was granted early prison release after passing matriculation exams.
Inaugural edition of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:45:00 +0100
Publication | The Asia-Pacific is a complex and diverse international humanitarian law (IHL) landscape.
The National Society Investment Alliance: Funding Announcement – 2020
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Article | The National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) announced the National Societies to receive investment from the fund in 2020.
Papua New Guinea: On a journey from trauma to peace
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 01:30:00 +0100
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.
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Pacific Island Countries played crucial role
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:30:00 +0100
Article | Pacific Island Countries have played a crucial role in reaching this historic moment. Pacific States make up ten of the fifty total ratifications.
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
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.
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
Ethiopia: ICRC restoring livelihoods
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:30:00 +0200
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.
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
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
South Sudan: Thousands at-risk of hunger and disease in Equatoria States
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:45:00 +0200
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.
40th Anniversary of the CCW: States must not let military technology put aside humanitarian concerns
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Statement | As delivered by Dr.
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.
Nigeria: Access for first responders, restraint by security forces needed amidst protests
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:45:00 +0200
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
International Webinar: Humanitarian Affairs in Asia
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
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.
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
Disarmament efforts essential to address humanitarian concerns of weapons technologies
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | Delivered by Ms.
Release of former detainees in Yemen: the longest journey home
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:45:00 +0200
COVID-19: Virtual roundtable on managing the dead in a dignified manner
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200
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.
Philippines: Amid floods and armed conflict, a safer space for students in Pagatin
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
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
The world is upside down: a campaign promoting respect for health care in Colombia
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | Regardless of who the attacker is, no one could doubt that while there are attacks on health care, the world is upside down.
Jordan: Khaldun’s first humanitarian mission
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0200
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.
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
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
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
More than 1,000 former detainees from Yemen conflict transported home
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200
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.
Why not me? A Story of Loss and Hope
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0200
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.
Nigeria: Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
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.
Hunger strikes and the purpose of ICRC visits
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:00 +0200
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.
Venezuela: lives turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200
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.
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
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
Ethiopia: ICRC distributes medical, non-medical items to COVID-19 treatment centers
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0200
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
COVID-19: ICRC, KOICA sign agreement to support Indonesian prisons
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges in places of detention worldwide.
Operational update on the release of detainees from the Yemen conflict
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 +0200
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
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.
South Sudan: ICRC facilitates release of three people including two foreigners in Central Equatoria
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0200
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.
Kosovo: What the families of missing people need
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:45:00 +0200
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.
Lebanon: Paralysis doesn’t stop Naji’s success
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:45:00 +0200
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.
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.
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
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
COVID-19 and mental health: War on two fronts for the Pacific
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 00:15:00 +0200
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.
South Sudan: Depression, anxiety common as huge gaps remain in mental health care
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:30:00 +0200
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,
Indonesia: Online Workshop on Management of the Dead for COVID-19 Patients
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 06:00:00 +0200
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.
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
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.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: The price being paid
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0200
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.