Although the fighting is abating between government forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People"s Army (FARC-EP), the ICRC is continuing to register the same levels of violence in the country as in previous years.
On Thursday, 18 February 2016, at the request of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People"s Army (FARC-EP), and with the involvement of the mediator nations, Cuba and Norway, the ICRC transported a group of FARC-EP representatives from Cuba to a rural area...
Caracas / Kingston (ICRC) - The Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are working together to provide local youth with solutions to mitigate the consequences of violence.
The ICRC's Colombia delegation has launched a campaign entitled Human beings, inside and outside, promoting decent conditions in the country's prisons. The ICRC in Colombia is using this opportunity to highlight the organization's work in places of detention around the world.
The anguish of not knowing what happened to loved ones who go missing can last for years. Added to the emotional and psychological turmoil, families are frequently left without economic support, access to inheritance, and with few resources to trace their missing family member. On the International Day of the Disappeared, (30 August), the ICRC is calling for greater support for affected families together with increased efforts to document the fate of missing persons. Such action could cut short the time families are left in anguish without answers.
Geneva/Cancun, Mexico - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has voiced concern that many countries are still involved in illegal arms transfers despite having committed themselves to an international treaty to regulate the flow of such weapons.
Colombians are still suffering the consequences of the conflict and other major violence on a daily basis. That was the message from the ICRC"s delegation in Colombia during a presentation of its 2014 report on humanitarian activities in the country.
Armed conflicts, natural disasters and migration have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people around the world going missing. Each missing person leaves behind loved ones in anguish not knowing what happened.