International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

Descriptive text is not available for this image

International Committee of the Red Cross

COP26 – Three calls to strengthen climate action in conflict zones

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article

Full Story

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia receives the remains of a missing Saudi national found in Iraq

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | After 30 years of painful uncertainty, the family of the missing Saudi national now has clarity on the fate of their loved one. Throughout this time, the KSA authorities have maintained the case on their missing persons list.

Full Story

The National Society Investment Alliance: Funding Announcement – 2021

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The National Society Investment Alliance (NSIA) announced the National Societies to receive investment from the fund in 2021.

Full Story

Statement on behalf of the 160 signatories to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations to the 26th UNFCCC COP

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:30:00 +0200

Statement | "Today's climate and environmental crises threaten the survival of humanity. All dimensions of our lives are affected, from our physical and mental health to our food, water and economic security.

Full Story

Pakistan: Police and armed forces find common ground during IHL training

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in partnership with the National Police Academy, Islamabad, organized a pilot course entitled "Armed Conflict, Other Situations of Violence and International Law for Practitioners" from 14–16 July.

Full Story

Mental health matters: Progress report on mental health and psychosocial support activities within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 06:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In a new report, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement highlights the progress it has made in making mental health and psychosocial support a priority.Today, the Movement provides mental health and psychosocial support in most countri

Full Story

ICRC does not issue COVID-19 vaccination exemption cards

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:15:00 +0200

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) does not issue or endorse any type of vaccine exemption card. The use of ICRC's name and logo on such illegitimate cards (shown below) represents a clear misuse of a protected name and logo.

Full Story

War in Yemen: Don’t look away from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:45:00 +0200

Photo gallery | Will you be at our side to help us provide urgent and life-saving humanitarian assistance so that the people in Yemen can see a future again?Together for the people in need. Let's act now!

Full Story

Senior military officers from over 90 countries meet to discuss laws of war

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Nearly 400 senior military officers from more than 90 countries will convene over the next three weeks at a high-level workshop on the laws of war, also known as international humanitarian law (IHL), and their application in military operations.Hoste

Full Story

War in Yemen: Don’t look away from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | Will you be at our side to help us provide urgent and life-saving humanitarian assistance so that the people in Yemen can see a future again?Together for the people in need. Let's act now!

Full Story

Georgia: “Missing Memorial” inaugurated in Tbilisi, a tangible reminder of the disappeared

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Originally planned for 30 August, marking the International Day of the Disappeared, the inauguration was postponed due to the aggravated COVID-19 situation in Georgia.

Full Story

Ahead of COP26, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s five asks to world leaders: “It is not too late to act: the survival of humanity depends on the actions we take today”

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | The following joint statement can be attributed to Presidents of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ahead of COP26, on the last day of the Red Cross Red

Full Story

Philippines: Helping a remote conflict-affected community in Agusan del Sur

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | An armed conflict forced hundreds of families living in the remote sitios of Tabon-Tabon and Kandiisan in San Luis, Agusan del Sur out of their homes in May 2020.The displaced families fled to safer areas in Barangay Mahagsay, a village that is about

Full Story

Somalia: Madina hospital receives Mogadishu’s war casualties

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | Madina is Somalia's de facto war hospital and over the years it has become somewhat a barometer for Mogadishu's insecurity.

Full Story

Supporting women’s mental health in the PNG Highlands

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 01:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Women, with distinct mental and physical health needs, are significantly impacted during, and after, tribal fights.

Full Story

2021 Olive harvest season in the West Bank amidst a triple challenge

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 11:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Jerusalem – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls for safe, timely, and adequate access to olive groves of Palestinian farmers in the West Bank during the yearly olive harvest season.

Full Story

Statement at 76th United Nations General Assembly, First Committee General debate on all disarmament and international security agenda items

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Mr Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the First Committee at this critical juncture in multilateral disarmament efforts and in international humanit

Full Story

Mozambique: ICRC director of operations says combined impact of conflict and extreme weather in Cabo Delgado threaten public health

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | "A lot of people depend on this type of water and this is definitely not to any standards of public health," said Dominik Stillhart, director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who is completing a three-day visit t

Full Story

3rd Pacific Islands IHL Roundtable: 2- 4 November 2021

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The Pacific Islands Roundtable on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) provides a dedicated forum for regional discussions and exchanges on IHL issues of importance to the Pacific region.

Full Story

Mental health in the Pacific – let’s talk about it

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | For most Pacific Island Nations, the global commemorative event hits closer to home as the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unemployment for many Pacific Islanders, putting more pressure on breadwinners to find other alternatives in feeding their fa

Full Story

ICRC calls on States to ensure counter terrorism measure do not negatively impact humanitarian action

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0200

Article | Terrorism not only violates international humanitarian law (IHL). It negates the basic principle of humanity and can have devastating impacts on communities and individuals.

Full Story

The plight of #IDPs must be brought to the forefront and remain a priority on the global agenda

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 16:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC would like to draw further attention to the importance of working together to improve the lives of internally displaced people (IDPs). Recent recommendations of the High-Level Panel are reminders of the need for action.

Full Story

Not only on Mental Health Day: why mental health matters in conflict

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Why does mental health matter in conflict?The evidence says more than one person in five - that's 20 per cent of people - that live in a conflict area have some form of mental health condition.So, in a conflict-affected area we're talking about menta

Full Story

The EU, Portuguese Red Cross and ICRC campaign 2021

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The film screening is part of the 'Health-Care in Danger' campaign, aimed at raising awareness about the all too often existent dangers of providing health-care outside the EU.https://youtu.be/5u_HWC49V7gWith this short film #NotATarget the European

Full Story

World Mental Health Day: "Resilience is inbuilt, just needs right environment to flourish"

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 05:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC works to ensure that people affected by conflict and other violence have access to mental health and psychosocial support that meet universally recognized standards.

Full Story

Joint ICRC and IOM News Release: Addressing the needs of missing migrants and their families

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 12:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) convene today, the first-ever meeting of the Oversight Committee for Missing Migrants with South African authorities.South Africa is a major de

Full Story

World Mental Health Day: In conversation with Milena Osorio

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | With World Mental Health Day just around the corner, we caught up with Milena Osorio the coordinator of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programme and the charismatic leader of their 130-member strong team.

Full Story

Pakistan: Upgraded emergency ward to offer quality health care in Bajaur

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | A newly upgraded emergency ward was inaugurated at the District Headquarters Hospital in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (formerly North-West Frontier Province), on 16 September.The 26-bed facility, which includes an operation theatre, resuscitat

Full Story

A statement from Dominik Stillhart, ICRC's director of operations, after his visit to Somalia this week

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | I have completed my visit to Somalia today with a heavy heart.

Full Story

Two Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are in a situation of grave concern

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 10:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | “The ICRC doctor has been visiting both detainees, Kayed Nammoura (Fasfous) who has been on hunger strike for 82 days and Miqdad Qawasmeh who has been on hunger strike for 75 days, and closely monitoring their situation.

Full Story

Jordan: When Art Becomes a Salvation

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 11:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Basima Al-Bitar is a 47-year old mother of two children who studied art in Syria.

Full Story

IHL App 2.0: International humanitarian law and more in your pocket

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article

Full Story

DigitHarium Month #7: Biometrics and Humanitarian Protection

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | For the seventh DigitHarium month, we looked at how we can make biometric data work for humanitarian organizations: what they are, how they function, what advantages they present, and what mitigation measures we need to consider to make them safer to

Full Story

Syria water crisis: Up to 40% less drinking water after 10 years of war

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 07:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | More than ten years of conflict in Syria has resulted in widespread destruction of water facilities across the country.

Full Story

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Statement, September 2021

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Mr President of the General Assembly, Mr Secretary-General, Distinguished Colleagues,I am pleased to mark this important event to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Full Story

Update of customary IHL database – September 2021

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In December 2020, we updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Viet Nam.

Full Story

A statement from Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC’s Near and Middle East Regional Director, on recent fighting in Marib, Yemen:

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | We call on all parties to the conflict to facilitate without delay the delivery of humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

Full Story

Nigeria: Training first aid teams to strengthen disaster response and management

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Emergency First Aid Teams (EFATs) of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) are deployed to save lives and assist people affected by disasters such as floods, fires, road traffic accidents, violence during street protests among others.

Full Story

Joint Statement by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Heads of ICRC, OCHA, UNICEF, and WHO in Afghanistan

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:15:00 +0200

Statement | In the meeting, we agreed to collaborate closely together and have committed our organizations to spare no effort in our joint objective to support the existing health system in Afghanistan to ensure all people have access to the healthcare they need

Full Story

Pakistan: ICRC launches online training to address violence in health-care settings

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC launched an online programme, with the University of Lahore, to ensure a safe working environment for health-care workers in Pakistan

Full Story

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: How music helped a displaced boy overcome his fears

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: 28 years of being displaced from home

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Samiyaddin and his family were among the thousands of Azerbaijanis who had to flee from their homes in the 1990s in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Full Story

Why A World Free From Nuclear Weapons is Worth Fighting For

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 04:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | This snow didn't melt away as it reached the sand and sea – it contaminated people, animals, water, food and land. It had come from the testing of a nuclear weapon.This scene was not a singular event for the region.

Full Story

Working together for safe access during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Red Cross Society of Niger and the ICRC

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – working closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – developed the Safer Access Framework (SAF) between 2002 and 2003.

Full Story

Xinhua | ICRC to continue humanitarian work in Afghanistan

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Video | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue working on the ground to support the Afghan people, said Pierre Kraehenbuehl, head of the ICRC's regional delegation in Beijing, in an interview with Xinhua.

Full Story

President Peter Maurer UNGA 2021: International Humanitarian Law - Enhancing Monitoring, Improving Compliance

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,This year I have visited ICRC operations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Mozambique, Syria, and Yemen, among others.Unique contexts but the same equation: when wars are fought in violation of the law,

Full Story

ICRC Statement for the 2021 Security Council Open Debate: Climate and Security

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes today's important debate held during high level week at the initiative of the Irish Presidency and chaired by his excellency Prime Minister Micheál Martin.As an exclusively humanitarian org

Full Story

Mexico: Dolls supporting families in the search for their loved ones

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Patricia has her own doll to which she voices her concerns and confides her secrets. She made it herself while thinking of her son Bryan, who went missing in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2018.

Full Story

“My diploma has lost all value”: Libya’s young graduates face an uncertain future

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | A decade of conflict has weighed heavily on Libya. Despite a recent let-up in the fighting, life has not returned to normal for young graduates who are struggling to build a life against a backdrop of conflict, insecurity, and a global pandemic.

Full Story

ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier on cluster munition at the 2nd Review Conference of the Convention

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier on cluster munition at the 2nd Review Conference of the Convention

Full Story

Southeast Asia: Update on ensuring the continuity and resumption of access to education in crisis situations

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Ensuring the continuity and resumption of education in crisis situations was at the core of discussion during a webinar co-organized by ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR) and the ICRC.

Full Story

Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.The maximum number of requests that our staff can deal with has been reached (Learn more).

Full Story

Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Regarding a request for information about someone held as a prisoner of war or civilian internee during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War.In accordance with the ICRC's regulations on access to its archives, the Agency Archives may have in

Full Story

Report: Family Needs Assessment

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Report | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) undertook a comprehensive Family Needs Assessment (FNA) among the families of missing Zimbabwean migrants as part of the Missing and Deceased Migrants programme.

Full Story

Searching for missing persons in connection with 1990s and August 2008 conflicts

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The discussions included an update on the progress made since the last meeting of the Coordination Mechanism in October 2020 and further efforts needed to clarify the fate of the 122 persons who remain missing in relation to the armed conflicts.For t

Full Story

ICRC Director positions open for application

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Announcement of six new Director positions now open for application.

Full Story

In Nigeria, an accompaniment program helps relatives of missing persons

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | A major impact of the 12-year-old armed conflict in north-east Nigeria is the record number of missing persons.

Full Story

World First Aid Day: Pakistan first-aider says no one too young to save a life

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Pakistan Red Crescent volunteer Ikram works with school students on first-aid training because he believes no one is too young to save a life.

Full Story

ICRC forensic team identifies the remains of six Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 16:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The Second Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP 2) involved the exhumation of human remains belonging to a number of individuals located within one grave known as C.1.10 at Darwin cemetery.

Full Story

Democratic Republic of the Congo: When war surgeons save civilians

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Shooting incidents are common in South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aline Manda, a 31-year-old mother of six, was hit by three bullets and wounded by grenade fragments when the bus she was riding came under attack.

Full Story

ICRC President Peter Maurer addresses meeting on humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Speech given by ICRC President Peter Maurer at a high-level ministerial meeting on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan on 13 September 2021 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Full Story

Remembering Diomède Nzobambona, a caring mentor, leader and innovator

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | While in the field, Diomède Nzobambona had a ritual. He liked to walk long hours every weekend, sometimes under a blazing sun. In Mali, he was called "the man of the march on the seawall from Mopti to Sévaré," recalls Jean-Nicolas Marti.

Full Story

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Cleaners in 31 health facilities trained to control COVID-19

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

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

Full Story

“If your animals die, you die with them” – Somali herders defenceless against the climate crisis

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In our latest piece exploring the link between climate change and conflict, we focus on Somalia and a way of life under threat.

Full Story

Safe amid storms: Repairing bamboo houses and improving water access in Marawi

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Through a cash-for-work programme, displaced families repaired their bamboo houses at the Bito Buadi Itowa village, a transitional shelter for people affected by the Marawi conflict.

Full Story

Immense power of first aid training at school – a tool which saves and transforms lives

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | This year, the World First Aid day is all about teaching first aid to children, teachers and the wider school community.

Full Story

Malaysia: 18th national IHL moot court competition 2021

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Since 2004, the ICRC Kuala Lumpur has been partnering with the local university to organize an International Humanitarian Law moot court competition where students argue to prosecute or defend a fictional war criminal charged before the International

Full Story

Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2021

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Over 2.9 million people have been internally displaced by the armed conflict in the North-East of Nigeria, that's according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Full Story

ICRC: Education should not be a battleground

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer on empowering school communities and ministries of education to manage the consequences of conflict and violence.

Full Story

Reducing people’s exposure to disasters must be a priority

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 09:30:00 +0200

Statement | People affected by conflict and violence – the people with whom the ICRC works – face major challenges in coping with risks and shocks. Conflict, not surprisingly, radically limits their capacity to adapt.

Full Story

ICRC launches its new 2021-2026 strategy on access to education

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The 9th September marks the International Day to Protect Education from Attack and symbolizes the commitment of states as well as humanitarian and development actors to ensure safe, enabling learning environments in humanitarian emergencies.

Full Story

Afghanistan: War shatters bodies and souls. Four decades of war shatters nations.

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 10:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | The scars of war last generations. Destroyed buildings can one day be rebuilt, but shattered limbs do not regrow. Children re-live trauma long after the bomb blasts subside. Family members killed leave a permanent void.

Full Story

Pakistan: Launch of the DLP Forum marks 72 years of the Geneva Conventions and creates IHL discussion space

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Marking the 72nd anniversary of the Geneva Conventions on 12 August, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Research Society of International Law (RSIL) jointly launched the Diplomacy, Law and Policy (DLP) Forum.This is a first-o

Full Story

Operational update on Ethiopia: Shifting frontlines in the north push more people to flee their homes

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Displaced people have few belongings and sleep in overcrowded shelters, schools or even out in the open, where they may be exposed to the rainy season and cold weather in high-altitude regions.

Full Story

Xinhua: ICRC expects cooperation with China in public health projects

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is eager to develop potential cooperation with China on public-health-related projects, said Pierre Kraehenbuehl, head of the ICRC's regional delegation in Beijing.

Full Story

Disarmament efforts essential to address humanitarian concerns of weapons technologies

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:45:00 +0200

Statement | Statement to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, First Committee: General debate on all disarmament and international security agenda items.

Full Story

Disarmament efforts essential to address humanitarian concerns of weapons technologies

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:45:00 +0200

Statement | Statement to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, First Committee: General debate on all disarmament and international security agenda items.

Full Story

Statement by ICRC Vice-President Gilles Carbonnier on the Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | Mr President,Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Today, over 100 armed conflicts are being fought around the world, and more and more of them are becoming protracted.

Full Story

President of the ICRC arrives in Afghanistan

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 15:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | While in the country, he plans to visit ICRC-supported medical facilities, the ICRC's rehabilitation centres for victims of violence and disease, ICRC staff members, and he plans to meet with authorities.Afghans have suffered from 40 years of conflic

Full Story

Florence Nightingale award: 3 Chinese nurses honoured for their selfless service

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 03:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Three Chinese nurses were presented the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international award given to a nurse, at the 48th Florence Nightingale Award ceremony in Beijing.

Full Story

Registration open for the H.E.L.P course - Health Emergencies in Large Populations

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 12:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The ICRC, together with our partners, Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública, the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance in Hawaii and the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, is pleased to announce that applications ar

Full Story

War is stripping civilians of all hope in the Sahel

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | In the Sahel, against a backdrop of political impasses, economic crises and climate shocks, local people face a steady stream of indiscriminate attacks and intense military operations.

Full Story

DigitHarium Month #6: Clarifying the fate of the Missing in the Digital Age

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, and for the sixth DigitHarium month, we looked at how one of the oldest humanitarian services, the search for missing persons, has been changing (and staying the same) in the last few decades.

Full Story

Amid transition in Afghanistan, ICRC’s orthopaedic centres continue to assist

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | The scars of war can last a lifetime. For someone who has lost a limb because of an explosion or a bullet, a properly working prosthetic arm or leg greatly expands the person's capabilities.

Full Story

ICRC Launches the Missing Persons Lebanon Community and Calls for the Swift Operationalization of the National Commission for the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 17:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | As 2021 marks three years since the Lebanese Parliament has passed Law 105 on the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared, the ICRC urges all stakeholders to work towards the swift operationalization of the National Commission, as it is urgent for the famil

Full Story

Armenia: Thousands of people still waiting to receive news about their loved ones

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Yerevan (ICRC) – Today marks the International Day of the Disappeared to commemorate hundreds of thousands of people who are missing around the world as a result of armed conflicts, violence, migration and natural disasters.

Full Story

Show your support for the people of Afghanistan – and ICRC work around the world

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Present and active in Afghanistan's 34 provinces through a wide network of local branches, volunteers and health facilities, ARCS reach every year more than 10% of the Afghan population through principled humanitarian action.

Full Story

Azerbaijan: Thousands of people still waiting to receive news about their loved ones

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 12:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Baku (ICRC) – Today marks the International Day of the Disappeared to commemorate hundreds of thousands of people who are missing around the world as a result of armed conflicts, violence, migration and natural disasters.

Full Story

23 years on, more than 1,600 people still missing in Kosovo

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | These families are left in limbo, stuck in the past, unable to either grieve or plan or look at the future.

Full Story

A broken heart never healed: Why families of the missing in the Middle East deserve answers

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 09:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Statement | **By Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Regional Director for the Near and Middle East.“The least I can do is keep searching..

Full Story

A statement from Patrick Youssef, the director of the Africa region for the ICRC, on the international day of the missing

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:45:00 +0200

News release | This is the daily reality for tens of thousands of families on the African continent.

Full Story

War in Cities: Sloviansk, Ukraine

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 16:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | We spoke with Kateryna Mavrodi-Misiura, who works in Sloviansk, Ukraine, as a Protection Field Officer responsible for supporting families whose relatives have gone missing due to the conflict.How long have you been in your role?I joined the ICRC in

Full Story

A new memorial honouring missing migrants and their families to open on International Day of the Disappeared

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

News release | Harare (ICRC) – As the world marks International Day of the Disappeared, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation in Southern Africa has unveiled a memorial exhibition in commemoration of the countless missing migrants

Full Story

International Day of the Disappeared: Search for 9,969 people continues three decades on in the region

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Belgrade (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in cooperation with the Coordination of Serbian Associations of Families of Missing, Murdered and Killed Persons from the Former Yugoslavia, the Red Cross of Serbia and the Commis

Full Story

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: When hope gives way

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:45:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | Thousands of people have gone missing in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Nearly 18,000 people are waiting to find out what happened to their loved ones who went missing during the conflict.

Full Story

International Day of the Disappeared 2021: Time does not heal, only answers do

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | International Day of the Disappeared: Every year, countless people go missing due to conflict, violence, disasters and other humanitarian emergencies, as well as in the context of migration. Their families have the right to know what happened.

Full Story

Nigeria: The important role of mothers in treating malnutrition in children

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:00:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Photo gallery | In Nigeria, many mothers face obstacles such as poor access to health care, deteriorating food security and a lack of knowledge while taking care of their malnutrition children.

Full Story

In Nigeria, over 50,000 households receive agricultural support

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:15:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Many communities in North-East, North-Central and South South regions of Nigeria have faced renewed violence in recent months.

Full Story

Hopes and aspirations of a hardworking Syrian refugee in Jordan

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:30:00 +0200

Descriptive text is not available for this image

Article | Khaled, a Syrian refugee, on the difficulties he has had to face during COVID-19. Thanks to the ICRC, who financed his charcoal business, he has been able to grow his business.

Full Story