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.
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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.
Continuing its support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UEFA is donating â?¬100,000 to ICRC's physical rehabilitation activities in Afghanistan. This year's cheque will be presented by Real Madrid CF players Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo today (10 March 20h00 CET) before the start of the UEFA Champions League.
People in the Philippines are rebuilding their homes and struggling to find sources of livelihood after Typhoon Hagupit hit parts of the country on 6th December 2014. According to the authorities, about 2.9 million people have been affected in nine regions.
It is one year since Haiyan, the world's worst typhoon, struck central Philippines on 8 November 2013, making landfall with 300 km winds and 5-metre waves. Communities were left without food, electricity, water or any means of contacting their relatives. More than 16 million people were affected. Over 6,300 died and more than 4 million were displaced. An estimated 1.14 million homes were damaged or destroyed.