A protracted conflict in the Lake Chad region has spread across four countries: Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over nine million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. 2.6 million have been displaced, some of them multiple times.
Nearly 80 doctors, nurses and other health care workers from across Nigeria have attended a three-day surgical seminar aimed at improving the skills needed to respond to traumatic injuries. The seminar was sponsored by the ICRC and Nigeria's Ministry of Health.
Libya in 2016 is plagued by conflict. Multiple armed groups, fighting, crime, and kidnapping are destroying normal life. Families are fleeing their homes, or living in constant fear. The bright hopes of a few years ago have not become reality.
Amina* is only 12 months old, but she is a casualty of the protracted conflict in Somalia. When fighting lasts for decades, it causes not just war injuries, it disrupts the most basic norms of daily life: mothers face huge challenges to care for their children, and malnutrition is common.
Armed conflict in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad region has displaced an estimated two million people and Dar es Salaam refugee camp in Chad is now home to around 5,000 people. Many of them are children, and many of those children are completely alone.
Almost one in every two prisoners in Madagascar suffers from moderate or severe malnutrition. In 2015, more than 9,000 inmates were identified as malnourished and treated as part of an emergency food programme aiming to get this extremely vulnerable population back on their feet and prevent malnutrition-related deaths. With more than 4,000 prisoners already treated so far in 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is on track to reach the 2015 figure by the end of the year.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) remains extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation after several days of armed clashes in Juba, South Sudan. We are particularly worried for the civilian population and those wounded in the fighting.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) are set to begin a four-day meeting on the implementation of international humanitarian law in the West African region.