An incident of violence against health-care facilities or personnel has taken place every single week since the passage two years ago of a U.N. Security Council Resolution meant to increase respect for the sanctity of health care.
In Afghanistan, attacks against health workers and the use or destruction of health-care facilities by arms carriers has cut off thousands if not millions of people from medical care. The attacks health personnel face include threats, kidnappings, and killings.
Video 1: Al Rajaa School for Girls, Anbar/Ramadi
Video 2 & 3: ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Fallujah
Video 4: ICRC president in AlRajaa Secondary School and IDP camp
See documents on right for shotlists and news release
After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) finally reached the town of Douma yesterday (5 March) as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.
Although armed confrontations in Colombia have decreased significantly since the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces' People's Army (FARC-EP), the armed conflict continues
2017 was an extremely difficult year for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan. After 30 years of continuous presence in the country, a series of consecutive attacks on its staff in less than 9 months forced the ICRC to suspend and, at a later stage, to reduce part of its activities, particularly in the North of the country.
Despite the challenges, and the need to temporarily put on hold some of its activities in order to find ways to limit the exposure of its teams to security risks, in 2017 the ICRC continued assisting people affected by conflict.