International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross
Nigeria commits to a global nuclear ban
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:15:00 +0200
News release | Abuja (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes Nigeria's commitment to contribute to a global ban on nuclear weapons by ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 06 August 2020.
Viet Nam: People with disabilities rocked by impact of COVID-19
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | In Viet Nam, people with disabilities are struggling to find appropriate health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises
Thu, 06 Aug 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.
Beirut: Emergency medical supplies delivered to 12 hospitals
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0200
News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross is actively responding to the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut and remains committed to supporting Lebanon during these difficult times.- Following the horrific explosion yesterday, the ICRC carried ou
Protect all humanity by ratifying the nuclear weapon ban treaty
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Statement | On this day 75 years ago, an entirely new type of weapon exploded above the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Within a fraction of a second, a massive dome of fire filled the sky.
COVID-19: Fight far from over as virus accelerates in Africa
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC's message is clear: its work to serve people affected by armed conflict and violence in Africa will not grind to a halt because of COVID-19.
India: Supporting communities affected by floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | The Indian Red Cross Society, at the frontline of the nationwide COVID-19 response, has been providing support to flood-affected communities in Assam.
75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a nuclear threat returns
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0200
News release | The 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes even as the risk of use of nuclear weapons has risen.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Rumours undermine fight against COVID-19 in Kinshasa
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Article | In Kinshasa, Red Cross volunteers are working hard across the city to raise awareness of the risks and precautions, but the task is proving challenging.
Egypt: ICRC donates vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid COVID-19 crisis
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200
News release | In Egypt, the ICRC donated vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Waging war in cities: A deadly choice
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:15:00 +0200
Video | A new film on why heavy explosive weapons should be avoided in cities: When wars are fought in cities, an estimated 90% of casualties are civilians.
ICRC response to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bangladesh: Protection of detainees continues amid COVID-19
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC contributed to increase of the capacity of the Old Dhaka Central Jail accommodation centre for guards in Bangladesh to help combat COVID-19.
Philippines: Guidelines for management of dead during COVID-19 for those of Christian faith
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:15:00 +0200
Publication | Guidelines and key messages on the dignified management of the dead for those of Christian faith during COVID-19 in Philippines.
Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:30:00 +0200
News release | In the Central African Republic, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflicts, violence and a lengthy crisis.
Cluster munitions: Treacherous weapons that still kill ten years after a convention to ban them
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Statement | Cluster munitions are one of the world's most treacherous weapons. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Yemen: Torrential floods wreak havoc in war-stricken country
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Photo gallery | In Yemen, COVID-19 is yet another threat compounding the consequences of conflict, torrential floods, violence and a lengthy crisis.
Third report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0200
Article | The guidelines, whose adoption was widely welcomed, provide a practical sign of the European Union's commitment to international humanitarian law.
International Humanitarian Law prize for African academics 2020
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Is pleased to call for entries for the 2020 academic prize for best published work on International Humanitarian Law in Africa.
Jordan: How Maryam’s cheese-making business helps support her family
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Article | From receiving aid to supporting herself, how a refugee in Jordan got her life back on track through her cheese-making business.
Cox’s Bazar: ICRC backs emergency wing renovation catering to 100,000 patients in a year
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | In Bangladesh, the ICRC has been helping in the delivery of emergency health-care services in Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital in the times of COVID-19.
A silent threat: In Papua New Guinea, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 01:45:00 +0200
Article | In Papua New Guinea, the stress and impact of dealing with COVID-19, at such a large scale, has taken a toll on the mental health of the people.
Venezuela: Helping the health care workers who help us
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0200
Article | In Venezuela, here's how the ICRC is improving the humanitarian situation through their response to COVID-19 and by helping health care workers.
Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020: Our response to COVID-19
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Report | Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020. COVID-19 stigmatization: People needing health care find it harder than ever
Philippines: ICRC operational update (July 2020)
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 03:30:00 +0200
Article | As COVID-19 cases grew in June, the ICRC's operational response focused on populations most at risk, such as detainees, displaced and vulnerable people.
International Humanitarian Law Bibliography
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.
COVID-19: Experts discuss need to secure health care systems online
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC collaborated with the Observer Research Foundation to hold a discussion on cyber attacks and data breaches in health care.
Draft minimum standard dataset for the search of missing migrants
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 06:00:00 +0200
Article | The Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018 by the ICRC, is currently developing a Minimum Standard Dataset for the Search of Missing Migrants.
Water workers preserve public health despite war and COVID-19
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Article | Water and sanitation personnel show extraordinary dedication in some of the most difficult of places – war zones – despite COVID-19.
Indonesia: ICRC attends first international conference on Buddhist ethics, education, and applied Buddhism
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC spoke about the potential compatibility of applied Buddhism and international humanitarian law in Banten, Indonesia.
Indonesia: Inter-denominational Christian ethics and IHL workshop with Sanata Dharma University
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and Sanata Dharma University co-hosted a workshop on inter-denominational Christian ethics and IHL in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Afghanistan: Families who lost everything in conflict, struggle again due to COVID-19
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 07:15:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC is helping families, in Afghanistan, who have faced conflict in the past and are back to facing uncertain days triggered by COVID-19.
Webinar: "New life, new normal" by Smaratungga Buddhist College and ICRC
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200
Article | A webinar on the new normal way of living, during the COVID-19 pandemic, was organized by the ICRC and the Buddhist community in Indonesia.
Partnering with local organizations makes us stronger
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Article | In conversation with Jeannette Lundberg, Save the Children's Partnership and Localization Adviser, about partnerships with local actors in Middle East.
Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC worried about safety of civilians and ready to act as neutral intermediary
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC is concerned about the humanitarian impact of reported military activity along the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
COVID-19 response in Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Article | Read the full report of our COVID-19 response in Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania.
Updated Commentary brings fresh insights on continued relevance of Geneva Conventions for treatment of prisoners of war
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | Updated Commentary on Geneva Conventions: What is acceptable and what is prohibited in armed conflict?
Nigeria operational update: Helping vulnerable communities adjust to COVID-19 economic impact
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:45:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC adapted its operations in Nigeria to the challenges created by COVID-19, working in close collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
25 years after the sorrow of Srebrenica, 8,372 lives remembered
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | Remembering the nine ICRC employees killed in Srebrenica 25 years ago.
ICRC report: Climate change and conflict are a cruel combo that stalk the world’s most vulnerable
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:30:00 +0200
News release | ICRC report: Countries affected by conflict are also disproportionately impacted by climate change.
Seven things you need to know about climate change and conflict
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Report | Here's how countries enduring conflict are disproportionately affected by climate change and climate variability.
A conflict without borders continues to play out in the Sahel
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0200
News release | Conflict is not the only danger people in the Sahel face; climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are also affecting the lives of millions.
Sri Lankan students put IHL into practice at the prestigious Jean-Pictet competition
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | Six students, from two universities in Sri Lanka, were selected to take part in the Jean-Pictet IHL competition held in Indonesia in March 2020.
The violence in Mali has spread into the Tillabéri area of Niger
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Article | The humanitarian situation continues to get worse in the Liptako-Gourma region, which spans the Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso border area.
COVID-19, violence and climate change: Lake Chad herders in distress
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0200
Article | In Chad, nomadic herders have to face the combined effects of armed violence, COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
COVID-19: ICRC backs preventive measures in Pesantren Gontor Islamic boarding school
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC donated medical equipment to an Islamic boarding school in East Java, Indonesia, as part of the prevention measures against COVID-19.
Burkina Faso: Anyone being held must be treated with humanity and dignity
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:45:00 +0200
News release | The ICRC calls on all the security and defence forces, all armed groups, and volunteers involved in the fighting in Burkina Faso to show restraint.
COVID-19: Medicines and virtual consultation ensure safety among diabetic patients in Pakistan
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 05:30:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC is helping diabetic patients in Pakistan by ensuring proper medication and virtual doctor consultations during COVID-19.
Cyber attacks against medical facilities pose a real risk to humans – in times of pandemics, in times of conflict, at all times
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0200
Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the "Open-ended working group" during this informal virtual meeting.At the outset, the ICRC would like to express its appreciation for the Chair's work in
Six essential lessons for a pandemic response in humanitarian settings
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Statement | Six essential lessons for a pandemic response in humanitarian settings.
Photojournalism: Report on Mexican drug war and its humanitarian consequences wins ICRC’s Humanitarian Visa d’Or award
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:15:00 +0200
Article | Humanitarian Visa d'Or 2020 awarded to Alfredo Bosco, an Italian photojournalist for report on Mexican drug war and its humanitarian consequences.
Talking to community: Behavioural change in the age of COVID-19
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | From behavioural changes to initiating community dialogue, what leading a national-level response to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka taught a humanitarian.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement statement on building an environment free from racism and discrimination
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:15:00 +0200
Statement | Movement statement on ensuring an environment free from all discrimination and racism.
COVID-19: Our response in Yemen
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is working with the Yemen Red Crescent to improve the conditions of people in quarantine places during COVID-19 pandemic.
Myanmar: ICRC strives to ensure ample COVID-19 response
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Article | Here's how the ICRC is working in Myanmar where the threat of COVID-19 is particularly acute for communities living in areas affected by armed conflict.
Azerbaijan: Silk, honey and saffron soothe sting of life in times of COVID-19
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Article | How the ICRC has been helping farmers in Azerbaijan stay financially afloat while COVID-19 pandemic alters everything that was once considered ‘normal’.
Draft principles on stakeholder interaction with families of missing migrants
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles on interaction with families of missing migrants.
Syria: As economic crisis bites, lack of humanitarian access costs lives every day
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:00:00 +0200
News release | As the tenth anniversary of the Syria conflict approaches, millions of people are being pushed towards deeper poverty and hunger.
Working together to safeguard dignity during COVID-19 burials
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:30:00 +0200
Article | Many cultures and beliefs proscribe specific rules that aim at ensuring the dignity and respect of the dead, as well as for their living relatives.
Supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels IV Conference, 30 June 2020
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:15:00 +0200
Statement | The ICRC urgently needs to step up our life-saving action across Syria, including in the Idlib pocket.
Kuwait: Third High-Level Policy Dialogue joint statement
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:30:00 +0200
Statement | The ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, the ICRC and Kuwait Red Crescent Society participated in the third High-Level Policy Dialogue.
Kuwait: High-Level Policy Dialogue explores COVID-19 humanitarian challenges
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:30:00 +0200
News release | High-Level Policy Dialogue explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait and the Middle East region.
Operational update on Syria: Maintaining vital support to the most vulnerable in times of COVID-19, while bracing for increased needs
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Article | With the conflict in its tenth year, Syria is facing COVID-19 pandemic with scarce resources. Countless families have been affected.
Annual Report 2019
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:30:00 +0200
Report | The Annual Report 2019 is an account of the field activities the ICRC conducted worldwide over the year.
Indonesia: ICRC visits Ibnu Abbas Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school for girls
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC visited Ibnu Abbas Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school for girls, in Indonesia.
COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Hinduism perspective
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0200
Article | Management of the dead, from a Hinduism perspective, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Buddhist perspective
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | Management of the dead, from a Buddhist perspective, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Maiduguri’s keke are spreading COVID-19 prevention messages
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | Keke drivers in Maiduguri, Nigeria, are spreading COVID-19 prevention messages throughout the city, even as the virus threatens their hard-won livelihoods.
Cameroon: Navigating the distance created by COVID-19
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:15:00 +0200
Article | A photographer highlights the impact which COVID-19 has had on the residents of a home for visually impaired people on the outskirts of Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Humanity in a pandemic world: Young writers’ competition launched with new theme in Malaysia
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC, along with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, organized the Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2020. This year's theme is the pandemic.
Indonesia: Religious leaders reflect on their role during COVID-19
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC organized a webinar on Pandemic Wisdom: The Roles of Religious Leaders in Indonesia during COVID-19.
Buddhist ethics and IHL: Seminar organized by ICRC and Smaratungga Buddhist College
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 05:45:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and Smaratungga Buddhist College organized a one-day seminar on Buddhist ethics and IHL in Boyolali, Indonesia.
Bangladesh: Cash grants help 6,000 families in Chattogram Hill Tracts
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:45:00 +0200
Article | In Bangladesh, cash grants from the ICRC and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society help families in Chattogram Hill Tracts.
Catalogue of publications and films in Arabic
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Publication | Catalogue presents a comprehensive list of publications and films available in Arabic.
Humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Mozambique
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is shifting its gears to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and address the new needs of people affected by armed violence in Mozambique.
For survivors of sexual violence: How to find help
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 05:45:00 +0200
Article | Helpful resources and services for those who have experienced sexual violence.
COVID-19: Achieving effective pandemic containment in Afghanistan’s largest prison
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is providing aid to help combat the effects of COVID-19 in Afghanistan’s prisons, including the largest one – Pul-e-Charkhi Central Prison.
South Sudan: Fears that hundreds more could die in renewed violence in Jonglei State
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0200
News release | Hundreds more could die due to armed violence erupting again, causing death, injury, and displacement, in Jonglei State, South Sudan.
COVID-19: How ICRC helps children affected by pandemic
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:15:00 +0200
Article | COVID-19 is an education crisis for vulnerable children and youth impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, and protracted crises.
ICRC’s engagement with Buddhist circles in Myanmar
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:30:00 +0200
Article | Scholar monks, nuns, and students from across Shan and other states exchanged their views with the ICRC on the synergies between Buddhism and IHL.
Bangladesh: ICRC visits the Islamic Foundation
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Article | Islamic Foundation and ICRC have worked together on activities including research into Islamic Law and IHL, and first aid training sessions for imams.
Afghanistan: Spike in violence against health care amid COVID-19 threatens millions
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:15:00 +0200
News release | The recent rise in violence in Afghanistan, along with the outbreak of COVID-19, threatens to reduce access to health services for millions of Afghans.
Webinar: Humanitarian action in the time of COVID-19
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Video | Webinar discussing humanitarian action during COVID-19, and what the ICRC is doing in response to the world's most challenging conflicts.
Operational update on Monguno attack: 16 civilians evacuated to Maiduguri for surgical care
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +0200
News release | The attacks in Monguno and Nganzai in Nigeria's Borno State on Saturday are the latest example of the deadly toll the conflict has on civilians.
We wanted to say thank you ♥
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Video | Thanks to donations to our COVID-19 appeal, we were able to take immediate action to adapt our operations to the constantly changing situation.Find out more about our COVID-19 response here.
Philippines: ICRC response to COVID-19 (June 2020 edition)
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Article | As COVID-19 cases grew in May, the ICRC's operational response focused on populations most at risk, such as detainees, displaced and vulnerable people.
COVID-19: Talk show between ICRC and Keluarga Buddhayana
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | In Indonesia, the ICRC participated in a talk show with Keluarga Buddhayana to address queries within the Buddhist community during COVID-19.
Invitation to bid for ICRC tender for RUTF & LNS-LQ (RUSF)
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC is performing an open procurement tender concerning frame agreement for Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Large Quantity (LNS-LQ) / Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) valid for 1 year.Bidders who ar
Belgrade: Response to COVID-19 in May 2020
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:45:00 +0200
Article | In the Serbian region, the ICRC's response to COVID-19 pandemic includes supporting the communities, including migrants in migration centres.
Belgrade: Initial response to COVID-19 in April 2020
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:00:00 +0200
Article | In the Serbian region, the ICRC's initial response to COVID-19 pandemic includes supporting the communities, including migrants in migration centres.
Stay informed about our work
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:30:00 +0200
Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross works around the world to help people who need it most. We are an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.
Jordan: ICRC supports preventive measures against COVID-19
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Article | In Jordan, the ICRC continues its humanitarian work amidst COVID-19 environment.
Libya: COVID-19 erodes livelihoods already hard-hit by war
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Article | In Libya, more and more people are losing their livelihoods and income, and employees are often not receiving wages for months, due to COVID-19.
Humanitarian effectiveness through new technology requires standards of control over data, data integrity and data availability
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 18:00:00 +0200
Statement | Humanitarian effectiveness through new technology requires standards of control over data, data integrity and data availability.
Somalia: Curbing the spread of COVID-19
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Article | The ICRC and Somali Red Crescent Society have adapted their humanitarian operations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Halting the spread of COVID-19 in congested detention facilities
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:00:00 +0200
Photo gallery | Many detention facilities around the world are overcrowded, making them extremely vulnerable to a rapid spread of COVID-19.
Checklist: Domestic measures to implement the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:30:00 +0200
Publication | A checklist which provides domestic measures to implement the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
Webinar: Religions, health issues and management of the dead with Alkhairaat University
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:15:00 +0200
Article | A webinar on religions, health issues and management of the dead was conducted by the ICRC in collaboration with the University of Alkhairaat.
Africa CDC and ICRC discuss COVID-19 prevention in places of detention
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:45:00 +0200
Article | Africa Center for Disease and Prevention Control and ICRC organized a webinar to highlight importance of protecting health of persons in detention.