An incident of violence against health-care facilities or personnel has taken place every single week since the passage two years ago of a U.N. Security Council Resolution meant to increase respect for the sanctity of health care.
In Afghanistan, attacks against health workers and the use or destruction of health-care facilities by arms carriers has cut off thousands if not millions of people from medical care. The attacks health personnel face include threats, kidnappings, and killings.
Geneva / Sana'a (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply saddened by the fatal shooting today of one of its staff members in Yemen.Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese national, was in charge of the ICRC's detention programme in Yemen.
Video 1: Al Rajaa School for Girls, Anbar/Ramadi
Video 2 & 3: ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Fallujah
Video 4: ICRC president in AlRajaa Secondary School and IDP camp
See documents on right for shotlists and news release
For the ICRC, the most critical humanitarian challenge currently facing the country is finding the people who have disappeared as a result of the armed conflict and violence. Bogotá (ICRC) - The challenges of implementing the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary...
After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) finally reached the town of Douma yesterday (5 March) as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.