At the first conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (Cancun, Mexico 24-27 August), the International Committee of Red Cross says the illegal transfer of weapons is rife.
For many Burundians on the run from the violence in their country, this will be home until it is safe enough to go back: Mahama Camp, a sprawling hillside of tents put up on Rwanda's eastern border with Tanzania in April 2015 to house 20,000 refugees. There are already around 30,000 refugees living here.
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has said he is appalled by the suffering he has witnessed in Yemen. On a three-day visit to the country, Mr Maurer has visited areas affected by the ongoing conflict in Sana'a and Aden. He has also held meetings with leading officials.
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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.