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Seventy years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Red Cross hospitals are still treating thousands of survivors and identifying new links between radiation exposure and fatal illnesses.
As the world's newest country nears its fourth year of existence, South Sudan is facing a disastrous reality.
Extreme levels of violence in and around Leer over the last month have forced an estimated 100,000 people to flee their homes and to seek safety in low-lying swamps far from civilization.
Since June 2014, there has been continuous fighting in many parts of Iraq including in Ninewa province, in the north of the country. The effects on the population have been devastating. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, many of which have been destroyed or looted. Vital infrastructure and services, including health facilities, have been severely damaged. Access to food and water has become extremely difficult.
Today urgently needed medical supplies were brought into Yemen by plane by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Hospitals are running critically low on medical supplies, and they have been struggling to treat the streams of wounded people following intense air strikes and fierce ground fighting across much of Yemen.