The battle for Mosul is growing fiercer every day. In the narrow streets of the city’s old quarter, tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped. Staying could mean dying, but trying to escape could mean dying too. To get out, Mosul’s families: men, women and children, have to run a gauntlet of shells, bombs, and bullets.
Geneva/Baghdad -The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the situation of tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Mosul as military operations intensify in the densely populated old town.
Damascas/Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly condemns an attack on Saturday against a humanitarian convoy on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria that wounded a staff member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
21st century wars are taking place in cities: urban warfare has become the norm, the battles are in people’s homes, on their doorsteps, in their streets, their schools, and their hospitals. In a new report, the International Committee of the Red Cross reveals the human consequences of modern warfare, the findings, says the ICRC’s director of operations for the middle east Robert Mardini, are disturbing.
Yemen has suffered devastating destruction because of the two year conflict. The country is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis in which three million people have been displaced, malnutrition is rife, and, the United Nations estimates, a Yemeni child dies every ten minutes from preventable illnesses.
The International Committee of the Red Cross’ director for the Middle East, Robert Mardini, has said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is deteriorating fast and a massive international effort is needed to relieve the suffering.
Jerusalem (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns an attack which has taken place in its office in the West Bank city of Hebron. At around eleven o’clock last night, unidentified gunmen fired several shots at ICRC’s office.