As Muslims around the world usher in the holy month of Ramadan, detainees in Somalia will also be able to join in the spirit of the occasion. Close to 4,000 detainees across 12 places of detention across the country received food for traditional iftar menu, including goats, dates, lentils, milk, sugar, a mix of spices, cooking oil, tomato paste and tea leaves.
Violence has flared up in Somalia while the country is deep in the throes of a punishing drought. The number of mass casualty incidents related to the armed conflict have increased by 30 % as recorded by four major hospitals supported by the ICRC.
The triple threat of climate change, conflict, and health emergencies: A deadly mix for the most vulnerable in fragile settings
Following heavy rains and flash floods in Sudan, tens of thousands of homes, boreholes and agricultural fields have been destroyed or damaged over the past months. 80,000 families need humanitarian assistance.
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.
Today a team of the ICRC and the German Red Cross evacuated 11 extremely vulnerable civilians from a shelter in the frontline city of Severodonetsk.
On April 5, 2022, an ICRC team visited Bucha. They saw devastating scenes of destruction. They saw people in desperate need of basics for survival. They saw streets littered with unexploded ordnances.