New drone technology using AI has been developed to detect landmines and explosive remnants of war, a technological development that will help speed up mine detection and clearance in the coming years.
In Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the effects of climate change are being amplified by the consequences of armed conflict. Communities that suffered the direct effects of conflict are disproportionately impacted.
The ICRC successfully facilitated the simultaneous release of nearly 900 detainees who were held in relation to the conflict in Yemen, marking a moment of joy and hope in a region devastated by violence.
As winter sets in across Afghanistan and the economic crisis is worsening, more than half the population (24 million people) need humanitarian assistance and half (20 million people) are acutely food insecure.
A team from the ICRC composed of medical personnel, water engineers and specialists on risks associated with explosive ordnance and mines delivered aid to Kherson on Tuesday and assessed the humanitarian situation.
With three out of four Yemenis relying on agriculture and livestock for their survival, the climate crisis is pushing communities already reeling from almost eight years of conflict to the breaking point.
Iraq has been burdened with wars, sanctions, and domestic conflict for over 40 years, but the potential economic and environmental fallout of the climate crisis is by far one of the most serious long-term threats facing the country today.