Washington DC - The President of the ICRC Peter Maurer has wrapped up a four-day visit to Washington DC, where he met the following officials: National Security Advisor Susan Rice; Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson; Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan; Deputy...
Port-au-Prince (ICRC) - In cooperation with the national prison service, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has recently finished building a wing for juvenile detainees at the civilian prison in Les Cayes, in the administrative department of Sud.
Honduras"s National Penitentiary Institute (INP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today inaugurated a medical clinic in Gracias prison in the region of Lempira. The prison"s 500 inmates will now enjoy decent basic medical and dental care.
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.