After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the ICRC finally reached the town of Douma earlier today as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) - As fighting along Yemen's Red Sea coast continues, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urging all parties to the conflict to protect and respect the city of Zabid, a World Heritage Site that has the highest concentration of mosques in Yemen.
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) – Thousands of Yemenis with kidney failure are at risk of dying unless the country's remaining dialysis centres receive more supplies and its medical staff are paid, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday.
Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the intensifying fighting in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, which is taking an unacceptable toll on everyday life in the area. At the same time, several neighbourhoods of the city of Damascus continue to be affected by the hostilities.
The battle for Mosul is over, but for thousands of families, the grief and horror continues. Some are trying, in the ruins of their city, to pay tribute to those who died. In the district of Zanjili, clothes and keepsakes are hung on walls, even cars abandoned among the rubble have become a memorial.
So far, 16 patients, the majority children, have been medically evacuated with their families from Eastern Ghouta to Damascus by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). They are now in hospitals receiving life-saving treatment.
It is 20 years since the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel landmines was adopted, but the legacy of these devastating weapons lives on. Landmines need just an instant to create a catastrophic injury that lasts a lifetime. And for decades, landmines were used in huge numbers, all over the world. In the years before the Convention, Erik Tollefsen, the ICRC’s head of Weapons Contamination, remembers mine clearance as an almost hopeless task.
(Geneva) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today launches a new website - missingmigrants.icrc.org - calling global attention to the human stories behind the humanitarian tragedies of those who go missing along migration routes.The website is part of a concerted effort by the...
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has asked its donors for more than 2 billion Swiss Francs to fund its field operations in 2018, to assist and protect millions of people affected by conflict and other situations of violence.