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  • Rules of war (in a nutshell)

    As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Geneva Convention, we call on all parties to all conflicts to preserve what it means to be human, by complying with international humanitarian law. You can help by sharing this video, which explains the basics of international humanitarian law.

    22-08-2014 Feature

  • Ukraine: Urgent need for aid in Lugansk

    Staff from the ICRC visited Lugansk yesterday to find water and electricity supplies cut off because of damage to essential infrastructure. People hardly leave their homes for fear of being caught in the middle of ongoing fighting, with intermittent shelling into residential areas placing civilians at risk.

    21-08-2014 News Release

  • "We all need to fight for limits in war. Act now!"

    150th anniversary of the 1864 Geneva Convention - ICRC call for compliance with the law of war and an end to attacks on civilians, especially health workers. The world is a particularly violent place right now, and breaches of these laws are all too frequent.

    21-08-2014 Statement

  • Laboratory Technician

    Location: Field General laboratory, Blood transfusion centre

    20-08-2014 Job Opportunity

  • GP/Internal Medical Doctor

    Internist, paediatrician, general practitioner

    20-08-2014 Job Opportunity

  • Paediatrician

    20-08-2014 Job Opportunity

  • Afghanistan: Abducted ICRC staff members released

    Geneva/Kabul (ICRC) – All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) abducted on 14 August in the province of Herat were released unharmed today. The ICRC welcomes their unconditional release and calls for greater respect for its work in Afghanistan.

    20-08-2014 News Release

  • Central African Republic: Red Cross volunteer killed in Bangui

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply shocked by the death in Bangui today of Bienvenu Bandios, a Central African Red Cross volunteer, who was hit by a bullet while evacuating casualties in the "km 5" zone of the capital.

    20-08-2014 News Release

  • Syria: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for respect for humanitarians

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is saddened by the death of Hassan Hammoud Al Hilal, a first responder who died in the line of duty on 26 July in Raqqa

    19-08-2014 News Release

  • Gaza, Israel and West Bank: No end in sight to overwhelming human cost of conflict

    Two ceasefires have brought some respite to civilians in Gaza and southern Israel, amid hope that a durable cessation of hostilities might occur. In Gaza, these breaks in the fighting have barely given people enough time to seek medical care, replenish food and water supplies, or search through the rubble for lost possessions.

    19-08-2014 Operational Update

  • World humanitarian day - Protection of humanitarian workers

    World humanitarian day 2014 - Statement by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations Security Council, Geneva

    19-08-2014 Statement

  • 150 years of humanitarian action: Rules to limit suffering

    Even war has limits. The 1864 Geneva Convention, signed 150 years ago, was the founding text of contemporary international humanitarian law. This body of law now includes more than one hundred texts and treaties and has evolved to adapt to the changing nature of war. But signing treaties is not enough; all too frequent violations of humanitarian law in conflict have an unacceptable human cost. Today, more than ever, we call upon all parties to conflict to spare civilians and respect international humanitarian law.

    18-08-2014 Photo gallery

  • Iraq: Civilians need help as they flee fighting

    The cities of Dohuk and Khanik are overwhelmed with families who have fled the fighting in Sinjar and elsewhere in northern Iraq. Many of them spent days without food and water on Mount Sinjar before finally finding refuge in schools, cultural centres and buildings under construction. The ICRC and the Iraqi Red Crescent have launched a major aid distribution in the two cities, and are providing food and medical aid in 12 provinces across Iraq.

    18-08-2014 Feature

  • Ukraine: Preparations under way for large-scale aid delivery

    The ICRC is deploying additional staff to Russia and Ukraine and scaling up logistics arrangements in readiness for the delivery of aid to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine.

    15-08-2014 News Release

  • Syria: ICRC steps up aid efforts across Aleppo

    Country-wide intensification of hostilities has claimed the lives of thousands and worsened access to water, food, and basic health-care services for tens of thousands of people. Over three million people in Aleppo governorate continue to suffer from the fighting, which has caused severe damage to the water network. Tens of thousands are still being displaced and have only limited access to health care, especially in opposition-held areas.

    15-08-2014 Operational Update

  • ICRC Somalia 2013 newsletter

    An overview of the ICRC's activities in Somalia in 2013.

    15-08-2014 Field Newsletter

  • The ICRC in Ukraine

    In Ukraine, the ICRC is maintaining a dialogue with the authorities in order to address pressing humanitarian issues and is supporting the first-aid activities of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

    14-08-2014 Overview

  • What the ICRC is doing in Ukraine

    The ICRC has a delegation in Kiev, offices in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Odessa and sub-offices in Starobilsk and Mariupol. We have over 50 staff in the country, and are currently sending further specialists.

    14-08-2014 Facts and Figures

  • Madagascar: Akanin’ny Marary does quality work for people with physical disabilities

    The Akanin’ny Marary (“Home for the sick”) Centre in Madagascar is located in Ambositra, a town in the Amoron’i Mania region, Fianarantsoa province. It treats people with leprosy, tuberculosis and mental-health problems and is also a major prosthetic rehabilitation facility that receives support from the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled.

    14-08-2014 Feature

  • Ukraine: Locations of ICRC delegation and offices

    As of 14 August 2014, the ICRC has a delegation in Kiev, offices in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Odessa and sub-offices in Starobilsk and Mariupol.

    14-08-2014 Map