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International Committee of the Red Cross

Gaza’s Youth: Suspended Lives, Fading Opportunities

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:30:00 +0200

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News release | A new online survey conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) found that 9 out of 10 young people from Gaza who took the survey believe their lives are abnormal.

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Malaysia: 7th national IHL role play competition 2022

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0200

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Article | Since 2015, the ICRC Kuala Lumpur has been partnering with local universities to organize the IHL role play competition, which is designed to take International Humanitarian Law (IHL) out of the classrooms and to encourage students to demonstrate the

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

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:00:00 +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).

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

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:00:00 +0200

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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

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ICRC appoints Special Coordinator for Northeast Syria

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:45:00 +0200

Article | The humanitarian situation in Northeast Syria is untenable: basic conditions are deteriorating both inside and outside of camps and places of detention.

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Expression of Interest - Water and Habitat, Iraq: New Abu Maria - Tal Afar Master pipe diagnosis and leak detection

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam, Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to launch an Request for Interest to pre-qualify for an upcoming restricted tender in connection with the following project:New Abu Maria -Tal Afar Master Pipe - Diagnosis

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“I don’t know what my father looked like”: remembering the missing in Bougainville

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | Three monuments were built by the community, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the names of those who went missing, helping families to feel they will not be forgotten.At the IDOD ceremony in Siwai, South Bougainv

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Safer Access to Public Essential Services Report

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 23:15:00 +0200

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Peter Maurer: The TPNW brings us one step closer to a nuclear-weapon-free-world

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Excellencies,Ladies and gentlemen,A decade ago, a world free from the scourge of nuclear weapons may have seemed illusory.

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Peter Maurer: "Communities in the Sahel now walk on a tightrope of survival"

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:45:00 +0200

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Statement | Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The ICRC works closely with communities who are on the very frontlines of climate change, armed conflict and violence.

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Philippines: Reaching out to conflict-affected communities

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Infographic | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strives to protect and assist people who are affected by armed conflict.

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Ethiopia: Humanitarian crisis fuels hardship for people with disabilities in Afar

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | Getachew Gesese sits on a cemented edge of a flower bed, under a flagpole in front of a hotel in Semera, the capital of Afar region in Ethiopia. Next to him is his friend, Shegaw Ababu.

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Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan: ICRC calls for the respect of the rules of international humanitarian law

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:30:00 +0200

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News release | Tashkent (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned about the upsurge of military activity along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border and its humanitarian consequences, including its impact on the lives and safety of people residing

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Sudan: A journey of seven months on foot

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:15:00 +0200

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Article | He is one of the thousands of people who fled violence in the North of Central African Republic and came to Alradom, a remote village in South Darfur, to start a new life."I was a herder.

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Voices from Ukraine: Where homes are destroyed, and medical care is far away

Fri, 16 Sep 2022 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | Over the past six months across Ukraine, thousands have lost family members, had to flee their homes or are in need or urgent medical care. Here are some of the people we've met.

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The Foundation for the ICRC launches its Objectives 2031 to accelerate breakthrough humanitarian innovation

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Today, the Foundation for the International Committee of the Red Cross announced its ambition to create an endowment fund to invest in breakthrough innovation and help the ICRC and the wider International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as well a

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Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC urges that the rules of international humanitarian law be respected

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 19:45:00 +0200

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News release | "While conducting military operations, all feasible precautionary measures must always be taken to ensure that the rules of international humanitarian law are respected.

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When a child dies of hunger, it’s the result of systemic failures

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0200

News release | Hunger is a slow-moving crisis. Conflict, though, often propels what starts out as a dinner-table dilemma into an inescapable disaster.In areas experiencing conflict, farming families may have to flee before crops are planted or harvested.

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Crisis fatigue not an option as global hunger crisis deepens, the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement warns

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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News release | Systems-level improvements must be made to escape a cycle of recurrent crises, including investments in climate-smart food production in conflict-affected areas, and reliable mechanisms to support hard-to-reach communities hit by food shortages and s

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Promoting economic empowerment in settings affected by armed conflict, violence and fragility

Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:15:00 +0200

Article | (Geneva) The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a Letter of Intent to help people affected by armed conflict and violence in fragile and hard-to-reach areas find economic opportunitie

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Indonesia: Seminar on promoting and protecting human dignity in Balinese culture

Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:30:00 +0200

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Article | The seminar and discussion aimed to introduce “Nilai Kemanusiaan (principles of humanity)” to collate the common elements on the respect for and protection of human dignity under universal humanitarian values and the Balinese culture.

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Brazil: Protecting schools from attacks in 2022

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:45:00 +0200

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Article | As we mark the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, a school principal and director at a municipal school in Rio de Janeiro speaks to us about the impact of the Safer Access Programme on their school.

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ICRC: "The humanitarian imperative is clear: children need to be in schools, even during armed conflict"

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer on the need to protect education from attack during armed conflict and violence.

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Gaza: "I refuse to be displaced again"

Wed, 07 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Panama: GeoAzul and the EcoSolidos programme - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Resocialize

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 19:45:00 +0200

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Article | Panama's La Joyita Prison accommodates more than four thousand inmates. Six years ago, rubbish covered the ward floors.

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Overview of ICRC activities in Moldova

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 06:00:00 +0200

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Article | Between February and August 2022, over 573,000 people fled Ukraine through Moldova. To date, 90,000 people remain in Moldova.

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Israel and the Occupied Territories: Facts and Figures - January to June 2022

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 18:30:00 +0200

Report | Over the past 55 years, the ICRC has worked to alleviate the suffering of people affected by conflict in Israel and the Occupied Territories (ILOT).

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Israel and the Occupied Territories - August 2022 Hostilities: Key Facts and Figures

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:15:00 +0200

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Report | Armed hostilities between Israel and armed groups in Gaza broke out in August 2022 for three days. The hostilities began days after the border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip had been closed to people, goods and traffic.

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Gaza: When Two Hours Became Three Weeks

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The ICRC visits detainees in Israeli places of detention and works to maintain family links between detainees and their loved ones through the Family Visit Program.

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Mozambique: Access to healthcare made easier though a mobile clinic.

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | Tânia lives in Mararange, Montepuez, one of the many districts in Cabo Delgado Province affected by the armed conflict in Mozambique.

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Kenya, Djibouti & Tanzania: Facts & Figures January - June 2022

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 06:30:00 +0200

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Article | In all three countries, ICRC continued to work hand in hand with national Red Cross or Red Crescent partners.

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/IOM/GVA22/00142 - 3-year Frame Agreement - Buckets 14L

Fri, 02 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam/Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross is pleased to invite you to participate in a joint ICRC/IOM Request for Tender (RFT/ICRC/IOM/GVA22/00142) to establish a new 3-year Framework Agreement for Buckets 14L.Please find all pertin

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How humanitarian law applies to conflict and nuclear power plants

Fri, 02 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | Because of the potential threat they pose if they are damaged or targeted, nuclear power plants and other installations containing dangerous forces have specific protections under international humanitarian law. Learn more.

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ICRC Director-General in Ukraine: Concern over nuclear plant situation and access to prisoners of war

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 16:15:00 +0200

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News release | This statement was delivered by ICRC Director-General Robert Mardini at a press conference on 1 September 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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International Humanitarian Law Bibliography

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC International Humanitarian Law Bibliography lists references to English and French publications on international humanitarian law.

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Request for Tender - RFT/ICRC/IOM/GVA22/00141 - 3-year Frame Agreement - Collapsible Jerrycans 10L & 20L

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 09:45:00 +0200

Article | Dear Madam/Sir,The International Committee of the Red Cross is pleased to invite you to participate in a joint ICRC/IOM Request for Tender (RFT/ICRC/IOM/GVA22/00141) to establish a new 3-year Framework Agreement for Collapsible Jerrycans 10L & 20

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Ethiopia: Facts and Figures January- June 2022

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | As part of our neutral and impartial humanitarian response, we have adopted a countrywide approach to address the most urgent needs in conflict-affected regions including Amhara, Afar, Somali, Oromia, as well as Tigray.

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Malaysia: 19th national IHL moot court competition 2022

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 02:30:00 +0200

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Article | Since 2004, the ICRC Kuala Lumpur has been partnering with a 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 C

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Iraq: Families of the Missing, between hope and despair, the search continues

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:45:00 +0200

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News release | Iraq is one of the countries with the highest number of missing persons in the world. The hundreds of thousands of missing people leave behind families grappling with uncertainty torn between hope and despair waiting for news, sometimes for decades.

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Somalia: 150,000 families in conflict affected areas receive life-saving cash amid drought and inflation

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 08:15:00 +0200

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News release | More than 150,000 households, most of them in south and central Somalia, received enough money to buy food for a month, the first in a series of monthly payments intended to provide emergency relief to people pushed out of their homes by the severe d

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Voices from Kayah: "Don’t know if there is anything left to call home"

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | Thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar’s Kayah State as clashes escalate, with many relying on the goodwill of others to meet basic needs.

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Musicians come together to support families of the missing

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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News release | ICRC- Geneva and Washington, DC, August 30, 2022Thousands of people go missing around the world each year for various reasons including armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, and on the migration route.

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A boy believed to be dead reunited with his family

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | 15-year-old Hakimullah is reunited with his uncle Zia-ul-Haq at Mirwais Regional Hospital, Kandahar, after two years of being separated from his loved ones.

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ICRC Explainer: What does International Law say about Universal Jurisdiction for War Crimes Committed in Non-International Armed Conflicts?

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:45:00 +0200

Publication | The principle of 'universal jurisdiction' entitles a state to prosecute offenders even in the absence of any link between the crime committed and the prosecuting state.

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International Day of the Disappeared: Whereabouts of at least 25,000 children in Africa remain unknown

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 10:30:00 +0200

News release | Dakar/Nairobi (ICRC) - More than 25,000 minors are missing across Africa, according to the latest figures shared by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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International Day of the Disappeared: Whereabouts of almost 14,000 children in Nigeria remain unknown

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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News release | According to the latest figures shared by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 64,000 cases of disappeared persons have been reported across Africa. In Nigeria alone, over 25,000 people have been reported missing.

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ICRC statement: "Any use of cluster munitions, anywhere, by anyone, must be condemned"

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 08:45:00 +0200

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Statement | Speech by Dr Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at the 10th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. 30 August – 2 September 2022, Geneva.

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Armenia: families wait for answers about the fate of their loved ones

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 08:15:00 +0200

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News release | Behind each missing person, there are families suffering from the anguish and uncertainty of not knowing the fate of their loved ones and struggling with the many consequences this has on their lives.

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International Day of the Disappeared 2022: Inspiring and connecting the world through music

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | To express solidarity with heartbroken families and mark the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August, the ICRC and the Playing For Change movement teamed up with 20 musicians and artists from five continents in a music video campaign.

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After more than 20 years, over 1’600 people still missing in Kosovo

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 16:15:00 +0200

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News release | More than 20 years after the armed conflict in Kosovo, the families of more than 1’600 missing persons are still looking for their loved ones.

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No Trace of You campaign: families of missing migrants need to know

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | 30 August, in honour of the families of missing peopleEstablished in 1983, the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances has since grown to encompass all individuals who have gone missing as a result of armed conflict or natural disaste

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ICRC director-general travels to Ukraine to meet authorities and communities being assisted

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 12:00:00 +0200

News release | Mr Mardini plans to meet with the Ukrainian Red Cross and other Red Cross and Red Crescent partners, as well as local and national authorities.

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South Sudan: new ICRC report sheds light on the plight of the families of missing people

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 10:15:00 +0200

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News release | Juba (ICRC)— Today, on the International Day of the Disappeared, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) shares the findings of a recent study on the needs of South Sudanese families who live the anguish of not knowing the whereabouts of

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Pakistan: Journalists trained to report on climate change, impact on communities

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | Centred around building the technical knowledge and skills of journalists, the workshop's objective was to promote responsible and inclusive reporting on the way climate change is playing out locally.

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Misuse of weapons triggers humanitarian law acute suffering, death and destruction

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:30:00 +0200

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Statement | Statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delivered by President Peter Maurer at the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva, 22 August 2022.

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It Has Changed My Life Forever

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | Beita is home to 15,000 residents. Each household has gone through a misfortune over the last year.

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Yemen: People taking stock of lives and livelihoods lost after weeks of record floods

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | Weeks of exceptionally heavy seasonal rains and floods have caused havoc across Yemen, killing dozens of people and destroying homes, agricultural land, roads and vital infrastructure, at a time when millions were already impacted by the conflict’s d

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Myanmar: Creating cartoons to raise awareness of explosive hazards

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 10:45:00 +0200

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Article | Landmines and explosive hazards endanger all communities – even years after the fighting has stopped. Here is a little guide with some tips about how we can help keep ourselves and others safe.

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Gaza: Memories in the Rubble

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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Article | "It was a regular Friday afternoon. Suddenly, we heard massive explosions and the ground started shaking. We had to evacuate the building quickly to seek shelter," said Khalil Kanoun. "My mother is over 70 years old.

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Ukraine: Wide-scale armed conflict inflicts emotional pain on families of missing loved ones

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 21:15:00 +0200

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News release | Since end of February, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has received more than 27,000 calls and emails from people looking for news of their loved ones who have been affected by the international armed conflict in Ukraine.The ICRC

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Six Months of Armed Conflict in Ukraine - The response of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 15:15:00 +0200

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Report | The last six months have taken a huge toll on those suffering from the effects of the international armed conflict in Ukraine.

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Survivors of sexual violence face untold stigma in Ethiopia

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | "They had their way with me. After one guy finished, another one followed. The ground I fell on had thorns, so it hurt.

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Philippines: New ICRC exhibit shows severe impact of wars on cities

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 03:45:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines and the Intramuros Administration, launched on August 18 the "War in Cities" exhibit, which features objects that were found follow

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Nigeria: Facts and Figures January to June 2022

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Infographic | In Nigeria, an estimated 3.1 million people have been displaced with over 2 million of the numbers recorded in the North East alone.

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World Humanitarian Day 2022: Faces of courage

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | World Humanitarian Day, on August 19, honours those who put themselves in harm's way to protect and save the lives of people in dire need due to natural disasters, active conflicts, and other humanitarian crises.

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Azerbaijan: Activity highlights for the first half of 2022

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:15:00 +0200

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Article | During the first six months of 2022, ICRC continues its activities aimed at helping people living in conflict-affected areas in Azerbaijan.

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Sourcing quality goods from India to all parts of the world

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | As part of its mission, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) procures items to meet the needs of people affected by conflicts around the world.

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Myanmar: Accountability to Affected People

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:45:00 +0200

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Video | For us, accountability means ensuring our efforts to help are relevant, timely, and do no harm.

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Afghanistan: Millions affected by growing humanitarian needs

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC continues to provide life-saving and life-changing support to hundred of thousands of people across the country to help them face the increasingly difficult situation they are on a daily basis.

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Azerbaijan: A repaired kindergarten becomes an oasis of normalcy

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:45:00 +0200

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Article | The kindergarten in Tezekend village of Aghdam district is an oasis of normalcy and hope for the community. Not very long ago though, it was among the many buildings that were damaged when hostilities escalated in autumn of 2020.

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Afghanistan: A health-care system on life support

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | To prevent the collapse of the secondary-health-care system, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the Hospital Resilience Project (HRP), supporting 33 hospitals with a total capacity of 7,057 beds and reaching about 26 million

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Afghanistan: 113,500 newborn Afghan babies, but how will they survive?

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:15:00 +0200

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News release | A statement delivered by Christine Cipolla, ICRC's regional director for Asia and the Pacific.

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Myanmar: Enduring support for growing humanitarian needs

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 08:45:00 +0200

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Article | In June this year, the ICRC returned to Mindat in Chin State to provide support to communities displaced by conflict. This was our fifth trip to the area since clashes escalated more than a year ago.

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Myanmar: A tailor tells her story

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | Things started to change after Moe Moe Nwe received a prosthetic leg from an orthopaedic workshop supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sittwe.

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Breaking the silence on sexual and gender-based violence in the Pacific

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:30:00 +0200

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Article | It is imperative that victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are offered support when they seek health care and speak about their experiences.In line with its humanitarian mandate, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) re

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Israel and the Occupied Territories - Political solutions needed to halt cycles of violence

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | Each new round of violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel sparks a crisis of hope, as the fighting revives and creates new trauma on both sides.

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Update on the humanitarian situation in Colombia

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Article | The humanitarian consequences of the armed conflicts and violence afflicting Colombia continue to worsen alarmingly.

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Papua New Guinea: ICRC Activities 2021

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 04:30:00 +0200

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Article | Missing persons: the right to knowIn situations of armed conflicts and other situations affected by violence, countless families suffer great anguish when loved ones go missing.

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Kuwait Red Crescent Society visits ICRC projects in Cox’s Bazar

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:45:00 +0200

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Article | Headed by Maha Al Barjas, Secretary General of the KRCS and Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the Asia-Pacific region, the KRCS team visited the emergency department of the hospital and conduct

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ICRC Activities in Syria: January to June 2022

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +0200

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Report | During the first half of 2022, millions of Syrians have benefited from different vital services provided by the ICRC in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) across the country.These services are meant to respond to the most pressing n

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Venezuela: Reducing malaria to improve the lives of people affected by violence in El Callao

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Article | In 2019 cases of malaria in El Callao were rising daily, but there were not enough medicines for everybody and people were becoming seriously ill. The situation was worrying.

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Autonomous weapons: The ICRC calls on states to take steps towards treaty negotiations

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 07:30:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC statement following the final 2022 session of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) from 25 to 29 July.

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ICRC-MRCS Social Media Contest 2022

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 04:15:00 +0200

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Article | Held for the first time, this contest aims to help enhance MRCS' communications capacities, online engagement and brand awareness including that of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement.

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Statement by Peter Maurer to the 10th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:30:00 +0200

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Statement | This Review Conference should keep the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at the center of its debates and decisions.

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Bangladesh: Overcoming physical challenges to run a successful business

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Article | The loss of his limb shattered Habibur Rahman's dreams but things began to change in 2021 when the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stepped in to help him.

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Malaysia: Peek into a day spent with remote communities in Sabah

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:30:00 +0200

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Photo gallery | The ICRC has been active in Sabah since 2013, working with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, also known as the Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia (BSMM), to organize health and hygiene and community programmes for marginalized communities and tho

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The ICRC at the World Urban Forum: Cities’ resilience is key in armed conflict and violence

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0200

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Article | Humanitarian challenges make it vital that the ICRC is present in key urban fora to influence policy thinking and declarations and to profile and garner support for the ICRC's and wider Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's urban work in the field.

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Nuclear disarmament is a common responsibility and an urgent humanitarian imperative

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:15:00 +0200

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Statement | Delivered by Yahia Alibi, ICRC's Deputy Permanent Observer to the UN.Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Five decades ago, States concluded the NPT to prevent the devastation that would be visited upon all humankind by a nuclear war.Today, the NPT rema

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Afghanistan: Facts and Figures - January - July 2022

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:15:00 +0200

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Infographic | As the humanitarian needs of the communities have been increasing over the past year, it is estimated that more than half of the population (55%) need humanitarian assistance.

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Olenivka penal facility: Prisoners of war and ICRC's role

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:00:00 +0200

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Article | We have received many questions about the ICRC's role in the international armed conflict in Ukraine, our work in helping POWs and what the Geneva Conventions say about their rights. Here are some answers to those questions.

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Afghanistan: A changed perspective to disability helps her inspire others

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:45:00 +0200

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Article | She neither wanted to answer any questions about why her hand was the way it was nor meet anyone else with a disability and associate with them.

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UAE: The ICRC Signs Headquarters Agreement with the UAE Government

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0200

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Article | “The UAE is an important humanitarian actor and a key partner for the ICRC. This headquarters agreement will help to strengthen our collaboration and we are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.

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Three nurses dedicate their careers to humanitarian help

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:15:00 +0200

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Article | Takes on nursing to get involved in humanitarian aid workDonnie Leong, who was an active member of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) since primary school, now works with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as head of office in

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ICRC statement on reports of attack in Olenivka

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:15:00 +0200

News release | The ICRC has offered its support in the evacuation of the wounded and to donate medical supplies, protective equipment and forensic material.

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Multilateral efforts needed to stem rising costs of global food staples and decline of livelihood in Ukraine

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0200

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News release | The following is on-record information provided to attending journalists and can be attributed to Ms.

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The use of ICTs in armed conflicts poses a real risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0200

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Statement | ICRC statement on International Law in the Third Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025.

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Multilateral efforts needed to stem rising costs of global food staples and decline of livelihood in Ukraine

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 12:00:00 +0200

News release | The following is on-record information provided to attending journalists and can be attributed to Ms.

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First Humanitarian Impact Bond successfully brings physical rehabilitation services to conflict-affected communities

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:15:00 +0200

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News release | An estimated 29 million people – about 14 per 100 of the population - live with a disability in Nigeria and physical rehabilitation services are not available for many of them.

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Pakistan: 30 officers of Rescue 1122 join blast trauma course

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized a three-day blast trauma course on 16–18 May at the Emergency Services Academy for 30 senior and mid-rank officers of the Punjab Emergency Service – Rescue 1122.

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