Manila (ICRC) - Health representatives from key government agencies gathered today for a three-day workshop organized by the ICRC with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to discuss the most effective ways of detecting tuberculosis (TB) in detention...
Port Moresby (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged communities in PNG affected by tribal conflict to respect and protect health services at all times.
Yangon/Hpa An (ICRC) - In response to displacements following recent armed clashes in Kayin State, around 4000 people who took refuge in Myaing Gyi Ngu have received urgent assistance from the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),...
The Indonesian Navy inaugurated today together with the ICRC the third Asia Pacific Workshop on the Law of Armed Conflict at Sea in Surabaya. The aim of this five-day event is to facilitate operational dialogue on maritime security issues, especially on the laws of naval warfare.
Kabul / ICRC - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns the violent incident that took place at the Mirwais regional hospital in Kandahar yesterday in which two people died and three others were injured.
Of the world's seven billion people, one billion are living with disabilities. In rural areas, and in developing countries, the challenges to living a normal life can seem insurmountable.
The simplest things: getting to the shops, going to school, finding a job and going to work, can be out of reach.
With Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan beaten, England and Pakistan will face each other tomorrow (September 10 11h00 Dhaka, 05h00 GMT) in the final of the first-ever international cricket tournament for people with disabilities.
The anguish of not knowing what happened to loved ones who go missing can last for years. Added to the emotional and psychological turmoil, families are frequently left without economic support, access to inheritance, and with few resources to trace their missing family member. On the International Day of the Disappeared, (30 August), the ICRC is calling for greater support for affected families together with increased efforts to document the fate of missing persons. Such action could cut short the time families are left in anguish without answers.
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.