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North and West Africa: Mag humanitaire – Newsletter of the ICRC regional delegation in Dakar

16-11-2011 Field Newsletter No 3, October 2011

The main story in your Mag Humanitaire reminds us of the dangers that affect health care in situations of armed conflict and how these infringe on the right to life. The gruesome reality is that people are dying as a result of violence against health-care staff and facilities.

Horn of Africa

  • Somalia: a journey of solidarity
  • Launch of the ‘Health Care in Danger’ campaign

North Africa

  • Libya: humanitarian assistance against all odds

West Africa

  • Liberia: hundreds of Ivorian children to be reunited with their families
  • Guinea: assistance to victims of violence
  • Niger: law enforcement and respect for human dignity
  • Senegal: landmines – silent victims
  • Strengthening legal protection for victims of armed conflict
  • ‘Behind the Uniform’: training the armed forces on child protection
  • Casamance: maintaining healthy livestock in a conflict area
  • Bissau physical rehabilitation centre: restoring hope through rehabilitation
  • Ziguinchor prison: an innovative approach to hygiene and health

Did you know?

  • When the Red Cross visited a prisoner named Senghor

TABALA … news in brief


Photos

Janzon Town, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. Rice, oil and salt distributed to Liberian farmers hosting refugees will help people survive the fallow season. 

Janzon Town, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. Rice, oil and salt distributed to Liberian farmers hosting refugees will help people survive the fallow season.
© ICRC / N. Kero