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International Committee of the Red Cross

Sri Lanka: Supporting authorities to protect detainees and public health during COVID-19

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:30:00 +0200

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Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Sri Lanka is supporting the national authorities in their efforts to protect the public and the detainee population against the spread of COVID-19.

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South Sudan: Time is now to avert the worst in the fight against COVID-19

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0200

News release | Juba (ICRC)—South Sudan has a critical window in which actions can be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and avert the worst.

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Philippines: ICRC steps up support to congested detention facilities as COVID-19 looms

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:30:00 +0200

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News release | Manila (ICRC) – With the continued spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed its deep concern for the health of detainees and detention staff, given the current levels of

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Bangladesh: Protecting detainees from COVID-19

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:45:00 +0200

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Article | Working to enhance the preparedness of 68 prisons across Bangladesh in the face of a possible outbreak of novel coronavirus, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has begun implementing infection-control and prevention measures together

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Empress Shôken Fund announces grants for 2020

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:45:00 +0200

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Article | The FundThe Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime.

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Ethiopia: Using tech solutions to improve humanitarian assistance

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:45:00 +0200

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Article | The ICRC has begun using QR Code identification cards to improve its assistance to people in Ethiopia.

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Sudan: Staying at home and stopping work, not an option for everyone

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:15:00 +0200

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Article | In these uncertain and extremely worrying times, not everyone can practise social distancing, or afford not to work.

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COVID-19: Authorities must protect health of detainees, staff and ultimately surrounding communities

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0200

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News release | Detaining authorities around the world who have not yet taken measures to prevent and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 inside places of detention are urged to do so immediately to protect the health of detainees, staff and wider society.

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Somalia: Critical juncture to curb spread of COVID-19 and save lives

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:30:00 +0200

News release | Somalia is at a critical juncture where immediate action can still curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

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Humanity after life: respect for and protection of the dead

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:30:00 +0200

Legal factsheet | When people die during armed conflicts, situations of violence falling below the threshold of armed conflict, disasters, or while migrating, their bodies must be handled respectfully and with dignity; and the remains of unknown individuals must be id

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Syria: Amid concerns over COVID-19, risk of weapon contamination should not be forgotten

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:30:00 +0200

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Statement | As the international day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is marked worldwide on 4 April, the entire world is rightfully concerned with and focused on the outbreak of COVID-19.

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All in this together: How we’re responding to COVID-19 in ILOT

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:45:00 +0200

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Article | In Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the ICRC is working hard to ensure we retain our operational capability to respond to developments in the conflict and the pandemic.

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Our call to action for Colombia: 2020

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:00:00 +0200

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Article | Colombia lives a difficult reality in which thousands of people still live in the midst of armed conflict and violence.These are our calls to action in relation to four of the issues that most concern us in the country.To armed actorsWe urge the Arme

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Winners of third Arabic writing competition on 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:45:00 +0200

Article | The ICRC Regional IHL department in Cairo would like to thank all those who have shown interest in the activities that aim to support and promote understanding and dialogue on IHL by contributing to the third Arabic writing competition on “The 70th a

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Kenya: Red Cross races to prevent spread of COVID-19 to country’s prisons

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:15:00 +0200

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News release | The Kenya Red Cross and the ICRC are working with the Kenya Prison Services to fortify prison facilities across the country from the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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In Africa, racing to slow the spread of COVID-19

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0200

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Statement | So far, Africa has been the continent least affected by the pandemic, but if measures to contain the coronavirus are not taken immediately, it could be devastating for Africa's people and health-care systems.

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COVID-19: How IHL provides crucial safeguards during pandemics

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:45:00 +0200

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Article | For people living in war-torn countries, International humanitarian law (IHL) provides crucial safeguards – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic

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ICRC’s operational response to COVID-19: We’re all in this together

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:45:00 +0200

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Statement | With the onset of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the ICRC fears for the millions of people living in conflict zones around the world.

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COVID-19: Urgent action needed to counter major threat to life in conflict zones

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0200

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News release | It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned.

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COVID-19: ICRC response to the coronavirus in Africa

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:15:00 +0200

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Article | Governments have acted quickly to put travel bans, self-quarantine, and other preventative measures in place.

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Always on demand - Career opportunities

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:45:00 +0100

Article | Requisition ID 12084 - Logistics - Global Deployment Option - Open-ended contractRole Description:The “Water and Engineering Buyer” (field position) oversees all procurement processes for public health engineering and construction projects implemente

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COVID-19: Inclusive programming during the time of coronavirus

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | This paper brings together guidance and messages from the ICRC's Operations Diversity Inclusion, Sexual Violence and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse teams, in collaboration with the Global Adviser on Children.

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Australia: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launch appeal to assist world’s most vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:45:00 +0100

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News release | While COVID-19 is already a global pandemic, it is still possible to reduce its spread and the number of lives lost by improving access to critical resources.IFRC President Francesco Rocca said: "This pandemic is putting at risk entire health systems

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HELP: Training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

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

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COVID-19: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 800 million Swiss francs to assist world's most vulnerable people

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0100

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News release | While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is already a global pandemic, it is still possible to reduce its spread and the number of lives lost by improving access to critical resources.

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COVID-19: ICRC global response to the coronavirus

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:15:00 +0100

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Article | In war-torn countries, COVID-19 represents a dramatic threat to life.

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COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious coronavirus disease

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | COVID19: Fighting coronavirus pandemic in a Philippines jail - As COVID-19 focuses the world’s attention on infectious diseases, we have our eyes on one of the most dangerous places for the spread of such outbreaks: prisons, where densely packed peop

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Papua New Guinea: Walking back from death to life

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | By a miracle Pokana survived the killing spree in which 18 people were massacred in Karita village of Tagali Local Level Government, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Amid the conflict and suffering, Yemenis’ generosity stands firm

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | For the last two years, Freya Raddi has overseen the ICRC's assistance programmes in Yemen. As she finishes her mission, the aid worker says she wants to return to Yemen one day, but not as a humanitarian.Yemen gets under your skin.

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Brazil: Water and sanitation provide benefits to communities in Roraima

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:30:00 +0100

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News release | Brasilia (ICRC) – One of the ICRC's top priorities in Brazil has been working on improving the water supply and sanitary conditions in several communities in Roraima.

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India: HELP course trains professionals to effectively lead an emergency health response

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0100

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Video | Professionals with a background in health, disaster management, water, sanitation, food and economic security, and logistics attended the 4th edition of the Regional HELP (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) course held in Delhi from 24 February

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Syria: Humanitarian aid workers and property must be respected and protected

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0100

Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross expresses its deep concern over the intrusion by armed men into the office of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Idlib and the sub-branch in Ariha on 14 March, in the course of which SARC staff

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Improving access to health care for pregnant women in central Mozambique

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | To help pregnant women have better access to health care, the ICRC built a home on the grounds of the maternity clinic to accommodate them for the last few days or weeks of their pregnancy.

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ICRC publications in Farsi

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 12:15:00 +0100

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Cyclone Idai: Families pay their respects to lost loved ones one year on

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | It has been one year since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi affecting over three million people across the three southern African countries. Over a thousand people lost their lives as flood waters swept their homes away.

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Syria: After almost a decade lost to violence, emergency and long-term needs are vast

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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News release | Aleppo/Geneva (ICRC) – As the crisis in Syria moves into its tenth year, the needs of the people who have endured so much are vast and complex.

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“She is buried, she is at peace.”

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:00:00 +0100

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Article | It's been one year since Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

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ICRC welcomes the ratification of the Kampala Convention by Somalia

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:45:00 +0100

Article | "Somalia has 2.6 million IDPs and more than one million lives in the capital city of Mogadishu." Said the Commissioner of the National Commission for Internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees for Somalia, Dr.

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The ones left behind

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | These pictures depict persons who have no knowledge about their loved ones' whereabouts and how they have learned to cope with their loss.

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COVID-19: Protecting prison populations from infectious coronavirus disease

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:45:00 +0100

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Article | An outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in a prison could be devastating to the population there, especially an overcrowded prison where general health is already low.

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Myanmar: Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | In Myanmar, Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did

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Myanmar: A tough life made beautiful, in her very own salon

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | Ma Kyawy Myint is passionate about make-up, so much so that years of hardship and living in camps has not dulled her drive to pursue a career in it.

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ICRC activities in Libya 2019

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC in Libya delivers emergency assistance in the realms of health care, economic security and water, and sanitation

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Cox's Bazar: Planting seeds for the future

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 07:15:00 +0100

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Article | It is a bright summer morning in the southern part of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Momtaz Begum, a single mother of six children, is out in the field tending her farm along with her eldest son.

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International Women’s Day 2020: Women in leadership

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 05:45:00 +0100

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Article | This is a cross-sector trend but is especially evident in the emergency and security services sectors such as those that involve the armed forces or private security agencies.Yet, there is no denying the importance of gender balance in these critical

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She inspires: Stories from the Asia-Pacific on International Women’s Day 2020

Sun, 08 Mar 2020 04:45:00 +0100

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Article | Essayist Anais Nin said, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."It is this fortitude that women like Ho Chanty and Momtaz, along with others whose stories we narrate in the following pages, embody.

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Yemen: Thousands of people in need of food and shelter as fighting intensifies

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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News release | Sanaa/Geneva (ICRC) - Intense fighting on the frontline between Sanaa and Al Jawf Governorate in Northern Yemen has displaced tens of thousands of people to Marib Governorate, leaving families without food, shelter and access to medical care.

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Pakistan: 6 women doctors reveal their inspiration, challenges and advice for future generation

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 07:45:00 +0100

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Article | To be a doctor, one has multiple challenges to overcome. To be a woman doctor in Pakistan, what else would it take?

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Palestinian women across generations: Once a dream, now a reality

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Countless Palestinian women have set examples for their younger sisters by overcoming obstacles and breaking into areas that had been "the preserve of men" for decades.

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Life without fear is overdue in Colombia

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100

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News release | The growing number of victims of explosive devices and anti-personnel mines, the confinement of communities, ongoing forced displacement and disappearances, attacks on health-care personnel and facilities and breaches of international humanitarian la

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The difficult reality of the armed conflict in Colombia

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:15:00 +0100

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Article | Peace is still elusive in many parts of Colombia. In 2019, there were 352 victims of explosive devices and antipersonnel mines, over 25,300 people were displaced and there were 218 acts of aggression against health workers and facilities.

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Myanmar: New skills training centre for detainees

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | A newly-inaugurated two-storey building is infusing hope among young detainees at Mandalay Central Prison in Myanmar.

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South Sudan: Hundreds wounded, villages looted in intercommunal fighting in Jonglei State

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100

News release | Hundreds of people have been wounded, families forced to flee their homes, and villages looted amidst intercommunal clashes that erupted mid-February in Jonglei State.

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A complex panorama of abuses in Colombia

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 02:15:00 +0100

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Article | New dynamics in the violence, coupled with old types of behaviour by armed actors, draw a complex map of increasingly destructured armed groups, hindering our ability both to analyse the situation and to respond appropriately to people's needs.There

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Health care under threat in Colombia

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:15:00 +0100

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Article | In 2020, the peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army) will be four years old.

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Colombia: Protecting dignity amid conflict

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:30:00 +0100

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Article | Christoph Harnisch Head of the ICRC Delegation in Colombia In 2019, explosive devices and mines killed or maimed a new victim nearly every day; people had to flee their homes or were confined to their communities; they were murdered, threatened, wen

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Venezuela: Supporting the most violence-affected population in 2019

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:15:00 +0100

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Article | In 2019 Venezuela experienced an increase in social tensions, and its economic and social situation deteriorated, giving rise to a shortage of essential goods, health care, and other essential services, which directly affected the most vulnerable.

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Para Games: Myanmar’s athletes aim for gold in Manila

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Away from the questioning looks of naysayers, 22 differently-abled athletes are training hard at the Hpa-An Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre.

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Myanmar: She is breaking gender stereotypes, engineering change

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Article | "When you mention the word engineer, the local communities immediately think that a man will show up," says Mary Hkawn Tsin, an engineer with ICRC's team in Kachin State.Mary is part of the water and habitat team based in Myitkyina, Kachin State and

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Myanmar: Khin Myat Myat Kyaw gets closer to realizing a lifelong dream

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Article | Life hasn't been easy for 24-year-old Khin Myat Myat Kyaw. She always wanted to earn money so that her parents could have an easier life, however, this seemed impossible until very recently.

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Myanmar: “I dream of a home I can call my own”

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | In Myanmar's Shan State, a displaced community reminisces over the past as the summer gives way to harsh winter but things for them remain unchanged."A home!

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Ethiopia: ICRC holds annual physical rehabilitation partnership meeting with stakeholders

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:45:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC and government stakeholders working in the area of physical rehabilitation services conducted their annual partnership meeting in Addis Ababa.

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South Sudan: “If there’s peace tomorrow, then I will forgive”

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Article | However, while hostilities have ceased between parties to the conflict, violence between communities continues with deadly consequences.Cattle are often at the centre of these clashes.

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After an explosion, a second chance at childhood

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:15:00 +0100

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Article | The spoon touches her lips. A triumphant smile. Who is this little girl, and what's her story? There's so much more to her than a video clip can show.Shazima lives in Khost Province, Afghanistan.

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Ethiopia: 41 army commanders trained on IHL

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | The ICRC has been working with the Ethiopian National Defense Forces to spread knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.

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The ICRC and the Blue Shield signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | On 13 february, the ICRC and the Blue Shield have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commit to work more closely together to ensure the protection of cultural property during armed conflict.Similarly to the agreement signed in 2016 with UNESCO,

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In Sudan’s Blue Nile State displaced families wait for water in Damazine

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:45:00 +0100

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Article | As a dozen or so women and young girls crowded around her, a group of curious men and boys gathered nearby to listen.

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Syria: Civilians in urgent need of safety and life-saving assistance amidst unprecedented displacement

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating security and living conditions of the hundreds of thousands of newly displaced civilians in the Idlib area, who are running out of opti

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An inevitable trajectory of humanitarian needs?

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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Statement | As this new decade begins, our world appears to be on an inevitable trajectory of skyrocketing humanitarian needs and rising fragility.

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The equation is evident: respect for international humanitarian law equals reduced human suffering

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Statement | On the frontlines of conflicts today, the equation is evident: respect for international humanitarian law equals reduced human suffering.

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South Sudan: Millions struggle to recover from unsparing war, as violence threatens fragile stability

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:30:00 +0100

News release | Juba (ICRC) – As South Sudan's leaders face a deadline to form a unity government on Saturday, a key milestone in the country's peace process, millions of South Sudanese are struggling to recover from six years of unsparing war, while regular inter-c

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South Sudan: Facts and figures for 2019

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0100

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Article | Highlights of our work in South Sudan in 2019.

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Why the ICRC is talking about the Islamic laws of war in Australia

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:15:00 +0100

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Article | The principles underpinning international humanitarian law transcend civilisations, cultures and legal traditions.That's the message the ICRC's foremost expert on the Islamic laws of war, Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody, wants to communicate to audiences in Aust

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North Sinai: Egyptian Red Crescent and ICRC provide humanitarian assistance to 1000s of households

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:45:00 +0100

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News release | Cairo (ICRC / ERC) –The Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), distribute 469 tons of food aid, 14 tons of hygiene kits as well as floor mats to 7,000 households in North Sinai.T

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The ICRC in Azerbaijan in 2019

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | In 2019, the ICRC delivered humanitarian assistance to thousands of beneficiaries in communities affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Malaysia: Football tournament for detainees builds excitement and solidarity

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | In December 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped Sungai Buloh Prison organise its annual football tournament, marking the ICRC's first time supporting the tournament.

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Sudan: Facts & figures for 2019

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100

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Article | Highlights of our work in Sudan in 2019.

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Nigeria: Facts and figures for 2019

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:45:00 +0100

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Article | Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2019.

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Joint Statement by the Office of OSESGY and ICRC on the outcomes on the third meeting of the Prisoners Exchange

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:15:00 +0100

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News release | Delegates representing the parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed on a detailed plan to complete the first official large-scale exchange of prisoners since the beginning of the conflict.

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Trace the Face: Reuniting families

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:45:00 +0100

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Article | "I remembered his eyes. It was difficult to recognize him in the photograph they showed me because he had grown.

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Transitional justice: States should include issue of missing persons and their families in the process

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:15:00 +0100

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Statement | As delivered by Mr.

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Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:15:00 +0100

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News release | Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close

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India: Experts from 19 countries discuss challenges to peacekeeping operations and IHL

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:15:00 +0100

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Video | The ICRC regional delegation for India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives, in collaboration with the Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in New Delhi, organised an International Workshop on Contemporary Dilemmas and Challenges to UN Peacekeeping Operati

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Sylvain’s Journey Home

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:30:00 +0100

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Photo gallery | Follow the journey of 16-year-old Sylvian as he returns home to the Tshikapa village in the DRC after being separated from his parents for almost 3 years due to violence.

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Central African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:00:00 +0100

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News release | Following a number of security incidents that have endangered its personnel and its operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been obliged to suspend the movements of its teams and to drastically reduce its humanitarian oper

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Somalia: Facts and figures for 2019

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:30:00 +0100

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Article | Highlights of our work in Somalia in 2019

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Ethiopia: ICRC engages federal prison technical staffs in prison design

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:30:00 +0100

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Article | Technical staff from different federal prisons discussed a holistic approach to the preparation of prison design at a two-day workshop conducted in Addis Ababa.

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Principles of international humanitarian law (distinction, proportionality) have direct bearing on cyber operations

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:30:00 +0100

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Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the Open-Ended Working Group a second time during this session.In the first substantive session of

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Norms for responsible State behavior on cyber operations should build on international law

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

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Statement | Distinguished chair, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful for the opportunity to address the second substantive session of the “Open-ended working group on developments in the field of inf

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Reversing commitment to anti-personnel mine ban endangers civilian lives

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:45:00 +0100

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News release | More than 60 million civilians today still live with the daily fear of landmines and explosive remnants of war. The re-introduction of anti-personnel mines into any military's arsenal has the potential to escalate this threat.

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Restoring livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia's Somali Region

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:15:00 +0100

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Article | The Red Cross has launched a program aimed at helping people affected by ethnic violence.

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Ready-to-use workshops

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0100

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Article | How can universities present the humanitarian challenges of today in their courses on international law and relations, political science and humanitarian work?

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Sexual violence in Nigeria – Lives abandoned in the name of survival

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 07:15:00 +0100

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Article | Today, these communities face yet another threat: locusts.Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing their worst locust outbreak in decades. Millions of locusts are moving from community to community, devouring hundreds of kilometres of vegetation.

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South African scholar wins inaugural prize for African research on the rules of war

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:30:00 +0100

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News release | South African scholar Dr Orly Maya Stern was awarded the first-ever International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Africa Prize for her book on the increasingly active role women play in war.

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Ethiopia: ICRC engages with police officers on international human rights standards on policing

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0100

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Article | Thirty-five police officers enhanced their knowledge of international human rights standards and humanitarian principles on policing.

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Syria: A spike in civilian casualties, mass displacement in country’s northwest

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0100

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News release | Geneva (ICRC) – Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in northwest Syria have spiked in the first weeks of 2020, killing scores of people and forcing more than 150,000 to flee their homes in January alone.

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Further discovery of human remains believed to be missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:45:00 +0100

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News release | The recent recovery of remains of people in Al-Muthanna Governorate, Samawa district, in southern Iraq, thought to have gone missing during the Iraq-Kuwait conflict offers hope to relatives still waiting for answers.

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Burkina Faso: Escalating violence cause for concern at the ICRC

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0100

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Article | In response to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, the ICRC moved to scale up its presence in the country from 1 January this year, transforming its mission into a full-scale delegation and opening two new offices in Djib

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