The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced it will step in to pay electricity bills, on an emergency basis, to avoid water being cut off to 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine. This exceptional move will help people living on both sides of the contact line in the Lugansk region.
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.
Belgrade (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working with the families of the missing ever since the conflicts broke out in the former Yugoslavia and the very first tracing requests were made.
Kiev (ICRC) - Two years after the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the problem of missing persons remains acute. At least 1,000 people have gone missing, though no exact numbers are available.
The jury of the sixth edition of the ICRC's Humanitarian Visa d'Or has unanimously awarded the photojournalism prize to Juan Arredondo for his work entitled Born into conflict: child soldiers in Colombia .