News release | BAGHDAD (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is increasingly concerned by the deterioration of the security situation in Basra.The deaths of civilians and the growing number of casualties at the ongoing demonstrations is particularly
One of the targets in 2018-2020 is to establish local volunteer teams in Asia. We expect to be represented in 14 countries in 2018. The Asian regional office will be allocated in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam. Our Ambassadors are chosen to represent the organization locally, with the purpose to ensure a solid local knowledge and […]Continue reading
Statement | Government representatives from 14 Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Island States, gathered in Pretoria for the Annual Regional Seminar on the implementation of IHL.
Article | Shafaat and his wife Asifa travel each week from Rara, situated on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad, to the club foot clinic at Muzaffarabad Physical Rehabilitation Centre to get casts wrapped around their child’s legs.
Article | After a freak accident turned 29-year-old Sai Kay’s life upside down, a chance meeting with an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) led to his miraculous recovery.Sai Kay, who worked on a pig farm in Mong Ping , in Myanmar’
News release | The ICRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the media development organisations Fondation Hirondelle and Internews, respectively, to foster future collaborations and meet the information and communication needs of people affected by confli
Legal factsheet | Islamic law is the bedrock of Islam and one of the three major legal systems in the world today.
WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, […]Continue reading
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs […]Continue reading
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, […]Continue reading