Beijing (ICRC) - After four days of competition, Bond University, from Australia, was proclaimed the winner of the 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot in Hong Kong, followed by the University of Hong Kong as the runner-up university Wu Ting-yu, from National Taiwan University, has...
Port Moresby (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has commended the Papua New Guinea Government for establishing a National International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Committee, which held its inaugural meeting today.
ICRC/MoFA - (Islamabad) Seven Pakistanis who were stranded in Yemen for more than a decade were repatriated and reunited with their families in Pakistan.
STATEMENT: Yves Daccord, ICRC Director-General : We just learned a few hours ago that we have lost colleagues in Afghanistan. And I must say that seems, first impossible, it was a region we knew very wellâ?¦it's really experienced colleaguesâ?¦.and knowing that they have been killed, attacked directly is the worst possible news. The shock to realise what it means for our actions in Afghanistan, what it means for Afghans, for the family, for the colleagues. I still can't believe that people would attack Red Cross and ICRC colleagues. ENDS
A member of staff working for the ICRC has been abducted in Afghanistan. It happened around 11am local time, on Monday morning.
Manila (ICRC) - Through a four-year pilot project that improved tuberculosis (TB) control processes in the Quezon City Jail (QCJ), more TB cases were found and treated among the detainees, and mortality rates significantly dropped.