Eight years into the armed conflict in Yemen, violence, economic hardship and deteriorating health services and health infrastructure increasingly keep women and girls from being able to access the essential healthcare they need. As funding shortages force humanitarian organizations to scale down aid, their predicament will only increase.
More than 30 years since the Iraq-Iran war has ended, many families of missing persons are still in limbo, waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones who went missing during the war that lasted for eight years.
Mozambique’s national immunization campaign has vaccinated 75% of the population in six districts affected by armed conflict in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Manica, and Sofala with the support of the ICRC.
After weeks of living largely underground with dwindling food, water and medicine, more than 170 civilians from Azovstal and the Mariupol area arrived in Zaporizhzhia on Sunday in the third safe passage operation coordinated by the ICRC, the parties to the conflict and the United Nations.
Health facilities in Northern Ethiopia are under severe strain as the conflict continues for nearly a year and a half. Attacks against healthcare personnel and facilities are a major humanitarian concern.
Dominik Stillhart, the director of operations for the ICRC, visited Ukraine this week where he saw the devastating human cost of urban warfare in Irpin and Bucha and visited the ICRC’s urban water project, which will restore water supplies in the area.