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  • Northern Caucasus: back to school

    Northern Caucasus: back to school 23-11-1995 News Release 47 In early November the ICRC distributed notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers, chalk and blackboards in a dozen schools in Grozny, Chechnya, which had

    • 1995-11-23
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  • Chile: new cooperation agreement

    Chile: new cooperation agreement 23-11-1995 News Release 47 Earlier this month the ICRC regional delegate for Latin America travelled to Santiago de Chile to sign, with the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    • 1995-11-23
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  • The Dayton agreement: A major step on the road to peace

    The Dayton agreement: A major step on the road to peace 24-11-1995 News Release 1803 The agreement signed in Dayton, Ohio on 21 November by the Presidents of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia is without

    • 1995-11-24
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  • The humanitarian world: hope at the tip of pen

    The humanitarian world: hope at the tip of pen 29-11-1995 News Release 48 The International Committee of the Red Cross notes with satisfaction that several States have recently acceded to the Protocols

    • 1995-11-29
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  • Music group of disabled children to perform at opening ceremony

    Music group of disabled children to perform at opening ceremony 29-11-1995 News Release 48 The 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent starts on Sunday 3 December 1995 with an opening

    • 1995-11-29
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  • Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: relations between baltics states

    Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: relations between baltics states 29-11-1995 News Release 48 A meeting of Baltic States on international humanitarian law, held under the auspices of the Organization for Security and

    • 1995-11-29
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  • Ukraine signs headquarters agreement with ICRC

    Ukraine signs headquarters agreement with ICRC 05-12-1995 News Release 1804 Geneva (ICRC) - The Government of Ukraine and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a " headquarters

    • 1995-12-05
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  • Conference focuses on humanitarian action

    Conference focuses on humanitarian action 07-12-1995 News Release CICR 95/54, Federation 24/95 Geneva - The 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent ended today, 7 December 1995, with the

    • 1995-12-07
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  • Burundi: grenade lands in hospital room

    Burundi: grenade lands in hospital room 13-12-1995 News Release 50 Following the clashes that broke out in Bujumbura on 6 December 1995, the ICRC spent three days evacuating over 50 wounded to hospitals in the

    • 1995-12-13
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  • Former Yugoslavia: children transferres out of Gorazde

    Former Yugoslavia: children transferres out of Gorazde 13-12-1995 News Release 50 The ICRC has transferred three children in their early teens out of Gorazde to be reunited with their families. This was the

    • 1995-12-13
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  • Zaire: ICRC resumes activities in Masisi

    Zaire: ICRC resumes activities in Masisi 13-12-1995 News Release 50 Owing to a security incident in early November 1995, the ICRC was forced to suspend its activities in Masisi, a mountainous region north-west

    • 1995-12-13
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  • Liberia: ICRC reopens clinic in Gbarnga

    Liberia: ICRC reopens clinic in Gbarnga 13-12-1995 News Release 50 Taking advantage of the relative calm resulting from the peace process in Liberia, the ICRC has again been able to venture out of the ECOMOG

    • 1995-12-13
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  • Nagorny Karabakh conflict: detainees released under ICRC auspices

    Nagorny Karabakh conflict: detainees released under ICRC auspices 22-12-1995 News Release 95/58 Geneva (ICRC) - Nineteen people held for reasons directly connected with the Nagorny Karabakh conflict have been

    • 1995-12-22
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  • Chechnya: ICRC brings 20 tonnes of supplies to Gudermes

    Chechnya: ICRC brings 20 tonnes of supplies to Gudermes 26-12-1995 News Release 95/59 Geneva (ICRC) - For the first time since fighting resumed 12 days ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC

    • 1995-12-26
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  • Daghestan: ICRC seriously concerned about situation in Kizliar

    Daghestan: ICRC seriously concerned about situation in Kizliar 09-01-1996 News Release 96/3 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is very concerned about the situation in Kizliar

    • 1996-01-09
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  • Zaire: tragic plane crash in Kinshasa

    Zaire: tragic plane crash in Kinshasa 10-01-1996 News Release 96/1 When an Antonov 32 cargo plane crashed into a crowded market in Kinshasa on Monday, 8 January, killing over 260 people, the ICRC delegation

    • 1996-01-10
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  • Burundi: emergency operation in Bujumbura

    Burundi: emergency operation in Bujumbura 10-01-1996 News Release 96/1 The town of Bujumbura has been almost entirely without water since 4 January, after its electricity network was sabotaged. Two generators

    • 1996-01-10
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  • Former Yugoslavia: release of prisoners: deadline 19 January 1996 !

    Former Yugoslavia: release of prisoners: deadline 19 January 1996 ! 17-01-1996 News Release 96/2 A number of statements have been picked up by the press these past few days concerning the lack of progress in

    • 1996-01-17
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  • Northern Caucasus: ICRC and the hostage crisis

    Northern Caucasus: ICRC and the hostage crisis 17-01-1996 News Release 96/2 As military operations continue in the village of Pervomayskoye, Daghestan, anxiety about the plight of more than a hundred hostages

    • 1996-01-17
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  • Afghanistan: airlift planned to Kabul

    Afghanistan: airlift planned to Kabul 31-01-1996 News Release 96/4 With the civilian population of Kabul increasingly deprived of food by a blockade, the ICRC has decided to organize an airlift as soon as

    • 1996-01-31
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  • Angola: more prisoners freed

    Angola: more prisoners freed 31-01-1996 News Release 96/4 ICRC delegates supervised the release by UNITA on 22 and 23 January of 24 people in the town of Quibala, in Kuanza Sul province. This brings to 390 the

    • 1996-01-31
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  • Geneva: ICRC's financial situation

    Geneva: ICRC's financial situation 08-02-1996 News Release 96/5 Despite cash flow problems announced a few months ago, the ICRC closed its 1995 accounts with a deficit of no more than 8 million Swiss francs for

    • 1996-02-08
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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: everything possible is being done for Srebrenica families

    Bosnia-Herzegovina: everything possible is being done for Srebrenica families 08-02-1996 News Release 96/5 Improved dialogue with the authorities concerned, freedom of movement throughout the region and

    • 1996-02-08
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  • Iraq: money in the pipeline

    Iraq: money in the pipeline 14-02-1996 News Release 96/6 In response to growing concern about public health in Iraq, the ICRC has launched a programme worth 5.2 million Swiss francs to help maintain a minimum

    • 1996-02-14
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  • Tajikistan: dead and injured evacuated

    Tajikistan: dead and injured evacuated 21-02-1996 News Release 96/07 On 18 February, ICRC delegates in Tajikistan evacuated the mortal remains of 47 government soldiers killed in clashes during the past few

    • 1996-02-21
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  • Mali: a forgotten patch of desert...

    Mali: a forgotten patch of desert... 21-02-1996 News Release 96/07 In the next few weeks the ICRC will launch a medical aid and rehabilitation operation in the Bourem area of northern Mali, between Gao and

    • 1996-02-21
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  • Colombia: signed in Bogota...

    Colombia: signed in Bogota... 21-02-1996 News Release 96/07 A framework agreement was signed on 17 February between the Republic of Colombia and the ICRC. Supplementing the headquarters agreement that already

    • 1996-02-21
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  • Afghanistan: flying food

    Afghanistan: flying food 21-02-1996 News Release 96/07 Since the ICRC airlift to Kabul began on 3 February, some 500 tonnes of food have been flown in from Peshawar and distributed to over 70,000 people. Widows

    • 1996-02-21
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  • ICRC condemns killing of civilians in Israel

    ICRC condemns killing of civilians in Israel 25-02-1996 News Release 96/8 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly   condemns today's bombings, in which more than 20

    • 1996-02-25
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  • Sierra Leone: food aid in Kailahun

    Sierra Leone: food aid in Kailahun 28-02-1996 News Release 96/8 In three separate operations carried out between 5 and 21 February, an ICRC team brought 150 tonnes of food aid across the border from Guinea into

    • 1996-02-28
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  • Northern Caucasus: thousands more displaced

    Northern Caucasus: thousands more displaced 06-03-1996 News Release 96/9 Since 3 March, almost 10,000 people have fled Sernovodsk in western Chechnya because of the fighting between federal Russian troops and

    • 1996-03-06
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  • Former Yugoslavia: continuing emergency

    Former Yugoslavia: continuing emergency 06-03-1996 News Release 96/9 Following the mass exodus of Serb families from Sarajevo in the past week, the ICRC has launched an operation to distribute some 20,000

    • 1996-03-06
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  • Afghanistan : agricultural programmes resume

    Afghanistan : agricultural programmes resume 20-03-1996 News Release 96/11 With the snows melting and spring in the air, the ICRC's agricultural programmes in Afghanistan are beginning to stir. In addition to

    • 1996-03-20
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  • Somalia : an original form of emergency aid

    Somalia : an original form of emergency aid 20-03-1996 News Release 96/11 Renewed fighting in one of the most inaccessible areas of Somalia has obliged the ICRC to mount an urgent operation to help some 20,000

    • 1996-03-20
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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: the deadly threat

    Bosnia-Herzegovina: the deadly threat 20-03-1996 News Release 96/11 With an estimated 2 to 3 million landmines and unexploded ordnance lying scattered throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina, the civilian population

    • 1996-03-20
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  • Northern Caucasus: an endless nightmare

    Northern Caucasus: an endless nightmare 20-03-1996 News Release 96/11 Clashes between Russian Federal troops and Chechen independence fighters are becoming ever fiercer. After the village of Sernovodsk, to

    • 1996-03-20
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  • Rwanda: overcrowding eased in Kigali prison

    Rwanda: overcrowding eased in Kigali prison 27-03-1996 News Release 96/12 On 22 and 23 March Rwandan authorities transferred more than 3,000 prisoners from Kigali's central prison to new, more spacious

    • 1996-03-27
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  • Burundi: help now... and for the future

    Burundi: help now... and for the future 27-03-1996 News Release 96/12 Several dozen people were killed or wounded on 20 March during an attack on the Songa area, in southern Burundi (Bururi Province). An ICRC

    • 1996-03-27
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  • Anti-personnel mines: not an indipensable weapon of high military value

    Anti-personnel mines: not an indipensable weapon of high military value 28-03-1996 News Release 96/10 Geneva (ICRC) - There is no clear evidence that anti-personnel landmines are indispensable weapons of high

    • 1996-03-28
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  • Lebanon / Northern Israel: wrong targets

    Lebanon / Northern Israel: wrong targets 17-04-1996 News Release 96/15 Large parts of southern Lebanon, areas around the capital Beirut and the northern part of Israel have been under intense fire these past

    • 1996-04-17
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  • Russian Federation (Northern Caucasus): no access to detainees

    Russian Federation (Northern Caucasus): no access to detainees 17-04-1996 News Release 96/15 Since the beginning of this year, when there was a new escalation of fighting in the Republic of Chechnya, the ICRC

    • 1996-04-17
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  • Now back in Liberia, ICRC calls for fundamental reappraisal

    Now back in Liberia, ICRC calls for fundamental reappraisal 22-04-1996 News Release 96/15 Geneva (ICRC) - Two delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived in Monrovia from Freetown

    • 1996-04-22
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  • Review conference of the 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

    Review conference of the 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) 22-04-1996 News Release In its capacity as expert-observer, the ICRC will participate in the third and final round of the

    • 1996-04-22
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  • Anti-personnel mines: international poll: public opinion largely in favour of total ban

    Anti-personnel mines: international poll: public opinion largely in favour of total ban 24-04-1996 News Release 96/16 A poll conducted free of charge for the ICRC by institutes associated with the Gallup

    • 1996-04-24
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  • Rwanda / Zaire: "ICRC transit service"

    Rwanda / Zaire: "ICRC transit service" 01-05-1996 News Release 96/17 At the joint request of the Rwandan and Zairian authorities, on 22 April the ICRC repatriated the 35 people who were on board a Boeing 737 of

    • 1996-05-01
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  • Somalia: hundreds of casualties in Mogadishu

    Somalia: hundreds of casualties in Mogadishu 01-05-1996 News Release 96/17 On 14 April, 17.5 tonnes of emergency medical supplies arrived in Mogadishu aboard an ICRC Hercules aircraft. The supplies were sent in

    • 1996-05-01
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  • Rwanda : hemmed in by mines

    Rwanda : hemmed in by mines 01-05-1996 News Release 96/17 In Rwanda in recent months, ICRC teams have had to suspend their travel plans on several occasions because of the increasing frequency of mine

    • 1996-05-01
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  • Western Sahara: forgotten conflict, forgotten prisoners

    Western Sahara: forgotten conflict, forgotten prisoners 08-05-1996 News Release 96/18 Four delegates and a doctor from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited 540 Moroccan prisoners, out of

    • 1996-05-08
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  • Zaire: new humanitarian emergency in North Kivu

    Zaire: new humanitarian emergency in North Kivu 08-05-1996 News Release 96/18 The ICRC has supplied emergency aid for 14,000 newly displaced people in the Rutshuru area, east of Masisi (Zaire). More than 50,000

    • 1996-05-08
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  • Irian Jaya, Indonesia: ICRC limits its role to giving aid to hostages

    Irian Jaya, Indonesia: ICRC limits its role to giving aid to hostages 09-05-1996 News Release 96/17 Geneva (ICRC) - On Thursday 9 May, after repeated attempts to secure the release on humanitarian grounds of 11

    • 1996-05-09
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  • Americas: OAS to promote respect for IHL

    Americas: OAS to promote respect for IHL 15-05-1996 News Release 96/19 A major step was taken on 10 May to improve compliance with international humanitarian law when ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga and

    • 1996-05-15
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  • UN-ICRC: guidelines for UN Forces

    UN-ICRC: guidelines for UN Forces 15-05-1996 News Release 96/19 On 10 May in New York ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga handed over to UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali a document entitled Guidelines

    • 1996-05-15
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  • National Red Cross and ICRC active in Central African Republic

    National Red Cross and ICRC active in Central African Republic 24-05-1996 News Release 96/19 Geneva (ICRC) - A team of delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived in Bangui, the

    • 1996-05-24
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  • Afghanistan: getting through

    Afghanistan: getting through 05-06-1996 News Release 96/22 In late May, the ICRC was able to bring a relief convoy, the first since April 1994, down from the northern town of Mazar-i-Sharif to the war-torn

    • 1996-06-05
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  • Afghanistan: merciful (and timely) action

    Afghanistan: merciful (and timely) action 05-06-1996 News Release 96/22 Following the recent upsurge of fighting south of the capital city of Kabul, ICRC hospitals and first-aid posts had to tend to the highest

    • 1996-06-05
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  • ICRC launches public campaign to trace the missing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    ICRC launches public campaign to trace the missing in Bosnia and Herzegovina 12-06-1996 News Release Sarajevo (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is today launching a public campaign

    • 1996-06-12
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  • Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus: shortage of drinking water

    Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus: shortage of drinking water 12-06-1996 News Release 96/23 The inhabitants of Gudermes, the second largest city in Chechnya, were once again without drinking water after

    • 1996-06-12
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  • Americas: Organization of American States for a continent free of anti-personnel mines

    Americas: Organization of American States for a continent free of anti-personnel mines 12-06-1996 News Release 96/23 The Organization of American States (OAS), which met in Panama City from 3 to 7 June for its

    • 1996-06-12
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  • Eastern Slavonia: young people work together

    Eastern Slavonia: young people work together 19-06-1996 News Release 96/24 To pave the way for greater stability in the Srem-Baranja region, the ICRC has recently initiated a community-based project there

    • 1996-06-19
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  • Sierra Leone: more funds needed for expanding operations

    Sierra Leone: more funds needed for expanding operations 19-06-1996 News Release 96/24 The ICRC has just launched a further appeal to donor governments to cover a substantial expansion in its operations in

    • 1996-06-19
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  • East Timor: ICRC visits detainees in Baucau

    East Timor: ICRC visits detainees in Baucau 19-06-1996 News Release 96/24 On 15 and 16 June, the ICRC was granted access to people arrested in connection with the violent demonstrations that broke out early

    • 1996-06-19
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  • India: report on ICRC visits to detainees in Jammu and Kashmir

    India: report on ICRC visits to detainees in Jammu and Kashmir 03-07-1996 News Release 96/26 On 26 June, in New Delhi, the ICRC officially submitted to the Indian government a first report on its preliminary

    • 1996-07-03
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  • Afghanistan: Kabul under fire

    Afghanistan: Kabul under fire 03-07-1996 News Release 96/26 A rocket attack that hit Kabul on 26 June turned an ordinary day into a terrifying nightmare for residents of the city, whose routine activities were

    • 1996-07-03
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  • Tajikistan: ICRC appeals for 9 million Swiss francs

    Tajikistan: ICRC appeals for 9 million Swiss francs 05-07-1996 News Release 96/22 Geneva (ICRC) - On 5 July the ICRC launched an appeal for more than 9 million Swiss francs to cover the growing needs of the

    • 1996-07-05
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  • Lebanon/Israel: mortal remains repatriated and prisoners released

    Lebanon/Israel: mortal remains repatriated and prisoners released 22-07-1996 News Release 96/24 Geneva (ICRC) - In its capacity as a neutral intermediary, and at the request of the parties concerned, the

    • 1996-07-22
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  • Afghanistan: first food distributions in Bamiyan

    Afghanistan: first food distributions in Bamiyan 25-07-1996 News Release 96/29 The ICRC last week expanded its activities in Bamiyan, a town 250 kilometres north-west of Kabul, when a convoy of seven trucks

    • 1996-07-25
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  • Tajikistan: warring parties enlist ICRC help in releases

    Tajikistan: warring parties enlist ICRC help in releases 25-07-1996 News Release 96/29 An agreement between the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition was signed on 21 July 1996 in Ashgabat

    • 1996-07-25
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  • India: dissemination in Jammu and Kashmir

    India: dissemination in Jammu and Kashmir 31-07-1996 News Release 30 The ICRC's New Delhi delegation held a series of five one-day workshops for senior officers of the border security force and the central

    • 1996-07-31
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  • Afghanistan: together at last!

    Afghanistan: together at last! 31-07-1996 News Release 30 16 July 1996, 10 a.m. - Hanifa is scanning the skies over Mazar-i-Sharif with growing impatience. At last a speck appears: the ICRC aircraft from Kabul

    • 1996-07-31
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  • Former Yugoslavia: after the storm

    Former Yugoslavia: after the storm 08-08-1996 News Release 96/31 One year after " Operation Storm " 74-year-old Slana Djujic had heard nothing from her family, who had fled along with more than 150,000 other

    • 1996-08-08
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  • Uganda: joint relief operation in the north-west

    Uganda: joint relief operation in the north-west 08-08-1996 News Release 96/31 The ICRC and the Uganda Red Cross Society are carrying out the first stage of a new joint relief operation for displaced people in

    • 1996-08-08
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  • Former Yugoslavia: facing up to the danger of mines

    Former Yugoslavia: facing up to the danger of mines 14-08-1996 News Release 96/32 Every month, mines in former Yugoslavia continue to kill and maim the unwary. It is therefore crucial to warn people of the

    • 1996-08-14
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  • Russian Federation / Chechenia: ICRC convoy finally reaches central Grozny

    Russian Federation / Chechenia: ICRC convoy finally reaches central Grozny 14-08-1996 News Release 96/32 On 10 and 13 August, the ICRC appealed to the parties for a truce in order to evacuate the wounded, bring

    • 1996-08-14
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  • ICRC elects new Executive Board member

    ICRC elects new Executive Board member 29-08-1996 News Release 1808 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), meeting in Assembly on 29 August, expressed its warmest thanks to

    • 1996-08-29
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  • India: talking with the military

    India: talking with the military 11-09-1996 News Release 96/36 A two-day seminar entitled " International humanitarian law: its significance in the modern world " and organized jointly by the department of the

    • 1996-09-11
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  • Russian Federation/Northern Caucasus: aid for 200,000 people

    Russian Federation/Northern Caucasus: aid for 200,000 people 11-09-1996 News Release 96/36 During the coming weeks the ICRC will be providing assistance for some 200,000 people in Chechnya and the neighbouring

    • 1996-09-11
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  • Northern Iraq: casualties and displacements

    Northern Iraq: casualties and displacements 11-09-1996 News Release 96/36 On the evening of 9 September, the town of Sulaymaniyah was taken by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK). No fighting was involved, but

    • 1996-09-11
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  • Tajikistan: ICRC assistance gets through

    Tajikistan: ICRC assistance gets through 18-09-1996 News Release 96/37 On Friday 13 September, ICRC delegates managed to get emergency relief supplies through to the civilian population of Tavildara. They

    • 1996-09-18
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC calls on all parties to protect civilians

    Afghanistan: ICRC calls on all parties to protect civilians 18-09-1996 News Release 96/37 The military developments in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan in recent days have once again taken a heavy toll

    • 1996-09-18
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  • Northern Iraq: visits to detainees

    Northern Iraq: visits to detainees 18-09-1996 News Release 96/37 Since 16 August, about 800 people captured during recent clashes in northern Iraq between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the

    • 1996-09-18
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  • Switzerland: was the ICRC infiltrated by Nazis ?

    Switzerland: was the ICRC infiltrated by Nazis ? 18-09-1996 News Release 96/37 In early August, documents found in the files of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and dating back to the end of the Second

    • 1996-09-18
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  • Afghanistan: civilian population trapped in fighting

    Afghanistan: civilian population trapped in fighting 26-09-1996 News Release 96/29 Geneva (ICRC)  -  With winter approaching and food scarce, the plight of Kabul's civilian population has been a source of

    • 1996-09-26
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  • Tajikistan: a further 1,500 people displaced in a single week

    Tajikistan: a further 1,500 people displaced in a single week 02-10-1996 News Release 96/39 Since 23 September over 1,500 people have fled the Mionadu valley and the Tavildara region, where the situation is

    • 1996-10-02
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  • Russian Federation - Northern Caucasus: New ICRC hospital much in demand

    Russian Federation - Northern Caucasus: New ICRC hospital much in demand 02-10-1996 News Release 96/39 Many patients have been admitted to the ICRC field hospital in Novy Atagi (25 kilometres south of Grozny

    • 1996-10-02
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  • Seven Days in a minefield, on http://www.icrc.org

    Seven Days in a minefield, on http://www.icrc.org 02-10-1996 News Release 96/39 The aim of the International Strategy Conference to be held in Ottawa at the end of this week (3-5 October 1996) is to make

    • 1996-10-02
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  • Malta Conference: a new strategic environment

    Malta Conference: a new strategic environment 09-10-1996 News Release 96/40 A conference on the law of armed conflict in a new strategic environment will be held in Malta on 16 and 17 October. The meeting

    • 1996-10-09
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  • Armenia / Azerbaijan : conflict and food security in the Southern Caucasus

    Armenia / Azerbaijan : conflict and food security in the Southern Caucasus 09-10-1996 News Release 96/40 What are farmers doing, ploughing and sowing away amid the ruins? How can tender green shoots of wheat be

    • 1996-10-09
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  • Israel, the Occupied and the Autonomous Territories: ICRC calls for restraint

    Israel, the Occupied and the Autonomous Territories: ICRC calls for restraint 27-09-1996 News Release 96/30 Geneva (ICRC) - The tragic events of the past two days in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have

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  • Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus: aid to schoolchildren

    Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus: aid to schoolchildren 16-10-1996 News Release 96/41 Beginning next week, schools in the Chechen cities of Grozny, Gudermes and Argun will be the object of an ICRC

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  • Afghanistan: wounded inundate hospitals - ICRC sends new convoys

    Afghanistan: wounded inundate hospitals - ICRC sends new convoys 16-10-1996 News Release 96/41 As the fighting continues in Afghanistan, a fresh influx of wounded is filling hospitals in Kabul, Kandahar and

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  • South Kivu: ICRC calls for restraint

    South Kivu: ICRC calls for restraint 18-10-1996 News Release 96/32 Geneva (ICRC) - South Kivu and the border areas of Zaire are the scene of growing violence, and the current escalation in warlike rhetoric is

    • 1996-10-18
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  • 119 Million...

    23-10-1996 News Release 96/42 On 18 October, a public-interest TV spot produced by the ICRC for its campaign against anti-personnel landmines won first prize at an international competition in Amsterdam, held

    • 1996-10-23
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  • Tribute to Zairian Red Cross volunteers

    Tribute to Zairian Red Cross volunteers 30-10-1996 News Release 96/43 Anarchy, chaos and terror have taken hold of Bukavu, forcing UNHCR and most other humanitarian organizations to start withdrawing their

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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: over 15,000 tracing requests

    Bosnia-Herzegovina: over 15,000 tracing requests 30-10-1996 News Release 96/43 With the number of tracing requests collected by the ICRC having now reached a total of some 15,700, the search for people missing

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  • Great Lakes: ICRC ready to act

    Great Lakes: ICRC ready to act 07-11-1996 News Release 96/44 Given the scope of the human tragedy now unfolding in Zaire, the international community is urgently seeking ways to deal with the situation. The

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  • Sierra Leone: emergency medical activities in Bo

    Sierra Leone: emergency medical activities in Bo 07-11-1996 News Release 96/44 Clashes in Bo on 29 and 30 October between the Sierra Leonean armed forces and Kamanjoes (traditional hunter groups recently formed

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  • Northern Iraq: aid to internally displaced people

    Northern Iraq: aid to internally displaced people 07-11-1996 News Release 96/44 The ICRC launched a relief operation on 2 November for over 3,000 internally displaced people in northern Iraq who have for

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  • Cameroon: speaking of current conflicts

    Cameroon: speaking of current conflicts 14-11-1996 News Release 96/45 A four-day workshop organized by the ICRC on the teaching of international humanitarian law to the armed forces opened in Yaoundé on 12

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  • South Asia: new concept in training armed forces

    South Asia: new concept in training armed forces 14-11-1996 News Release 96/45 From 2 to 9 November the ICRC regional delegation covering South Asia held a course to train retired officers of various armed

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  • ICRC Vice-President addresses World Food Summit

    ICRC Vice-President addresses World Food Summit 20-11-1996 News Release 96/46 An ICRC delegation led by Vice-President Eric Roethlisberger attended the UN summit on food security which took place in Rome from

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