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  • Algeria: Information from the ICRC

    Algeria: Information from the ICRC 21-07-1998 News Release 98/28 Geneva (ICRC) - Following the statements made on 21 July 1998 to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva by the Ambassador and

    • 1998-07-21
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  • Kosovo: ICRC calls for temporary halt to fighting in Orahovac on humanitarian grounds

    Kosovo: ICRC calls for temporary halt to fighting in Orahovac on humanitarian grounds 22-07-1998 News Release 98/29 Geneva (ICRC) - Deeply concerned by the desperate plight of people affected by the recent

    • 1998-07-22
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  • Afghanistan: 140 detainees released under ICRC auspices

    Afghanistan: 140 detainees released under ICRC auspices 23-07-1998 News Release 98/29 On 21 July 140 detainees were released in Afghanistan under the auspices of the ICRC. A team of ICRC delegates accompanied

    • 1998-07-23
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  • ICRC shocked by murder of four UN staff members in Tajikistan

    ICRC shocked by murder of four UN staff members in Tajikistan 23-07-1998 News Release 98/29 Extremely shocked by the murder of four UN staff members by unknown individuals who ambushed them on 20 July as they

    • 1998-07-23
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC renews its appeal

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC renews its appeal 23-07-1998 News Release 98/29 Following increased exchanges of artillery fire in the capital city of Bissau from 15 to 17  July, the ICRC once again called on all the

    • 1998-07-23
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  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Kosovo: ICRC aid for conflict victims

    Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Kosovo: ICRC aid for conflict victims 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 A dozen ICRC delegates based in Pristina travel every day to villages in the central regions of Kosovo hard hit

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Russian Federation/Chechnya: Inauguration of Grozny blood bank

    Russian Federation/Chechnya: Inauguration of Grozny blood bank 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 The Grozny blood bank was inaugurated on 21 July in the presence of the Vice Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Sierra Leone: ICRC physiotherapy centre for war victims opens in Freetown

    Sierra Leone: ICRC physiotherapy centre for war victims opens in Freetown 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 A former hotel for tourists on the outskirts of Freetown, the Lakka Cotton Club, has been turned into a

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Brazil: ICRC activities on the air

    Brazil: ICRC activities on the air 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 The ICRC regional delegation in Brasilia recently reached agreement with the country's Cadena Católica de Radio (Catholic radio network) on a

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Kenya: Red Cross water-supply projects also reduce tension

    Kenya: Red Cross water-supply projects also reduce tension 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 This week the Red Cross set up projects in Kenya to bring clean water to more than 30,000 families while at the same time

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Azerbaijan: Better conditions for schoolchildren

    Azerbaijan: Better conditions for schoolchildren 29-07-1998 News Release 98/30 At the beginning of 1998, the ICRC launched a programme in four front-line districts of northern Azerbaijan (Kazakh, Agstafa, Tovuz

    • 1998-07-29
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  • Southern Sudan: Fighting famine in Wau

    Southern Sudan: Fighting famine in Wau 06-08-1998 News Release 98/31 Almost 1,000 children are currently under the care of the feeding centre being run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and

    • 1998-08-06
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  • Southern Sudan: ICRC steps up relief activities for famine victims

    Southern Sudan: ICRC steps up relief activities for famine victims 12-08-1998 News Release 98/32 The ICRC this week increased its presence in the town of Wau, in southern Sudan, from two to six expatriates. In

    • 1998-08-12
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC brings medical aid to Mazar-i-Sharif

    Afghanistan: ICRC brings medical aid to Mazar-i-Sharif 12-08-1998 News Release 98/32 After the recent heavy fighting between Taliban forces and the northern alliance in Mazar-i-Sharif, the ICRC delivered 200

    • 1998-08-12
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC convoy crosses the front line

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC convoy crosses the front line 12-08-1998 News Release 98/32 On 10 August an ICRC convoy carried food supplies across the front line in Guinea-Bissau. The convoy went from the capital, Bissau

    • 1998-08-12
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  • Colombia: Evacuations follow clashes

    Colombia: Evacuations follow clashes 12-08-1998 News Release 98/32 On 5 August, after intense fighting between government armed forces and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) rocked the Miraflores

    • 1998-08-12
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  • Angola: Medical assistance for conflict victims

    Angola: Medical assistance for conflict victims 12-08-1998 News Release 98/32 Following the recent clashes in Bula, in Lunda Norte province, the ICRC has been providing medical assistance for the victims of the

    • 1998-08-12
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  • Angola: A new life for amputees

    Angola: A new life for amputees 19-08-1998 News Release 98/33 Riki could not believe his eyes. Though he is one of the most experienced pilots flying for the ICRC, with about 30,000 hours under his belt, he had

    • 1998-08-19
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC appeals for compliance with humanitarian rules

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC appeals for compliance with humanitarian rules 19-08-1998 News Release 98/32 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply concerned about

    • 1998-08-19
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  • Future of the ICRC Presidency

    Future of the ICRC Presidency 27-08-1998 News Release 98/1820 Geneva (ICRC) - On 1 January 2000, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will have a change of President. The new incumbent will be Mr

    • 1998-08-27
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC facing difficulties

    Afghanistan: ICRC facing difficulties 09-09-1998 News Release 98/36 Since the town of Mazar-i-Sharif came under Taliban control, the ICRC has faced major difficulties in discharging its mandate of protection

    • 1998-09-09
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC gains access to further place of detention in Kinshasa

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC gains access to further place of detention in Kinshasa 17-09-1998 News Release 98/37 On 14 September ICRC delegates conducted their first visit, in accordance with the

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Sudan: Further assistance to flood victims in the East

    Sudan: Further assistance to flood victims in the East 17-09-1998 News Release 98/37 An ICRC team comprising a water and sanitation expert, a nurse and a relief delegate is currently conducting a survey in the

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Sudan: ICRC resumes training programme for nursing aides

    Sudan: ICRC resumes training programme for nursing aides 17-09-1998 News Release 98/37 On 7 September a group of 12 enthusiastic Sudanese students from all parts of southern Sudan gathered at the ICRC Lopiding

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Brazil: Military police receive instruction in human rights and humanitarian law

    Brazil: Military police receive instruction in human rights and humanitarian law 17-09-1998 News Release 98/37 The first course on human rights and international humanitarian law for members of the military

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Kenya: Shelter for Rift Valley returnees

    Kenya: Shelter for Rift Valley returnees 17-09-1998 News Release 98/37 The ICRC, together with the Kenya Red Cross Society, is distributing construction materials this week to families who have returned to the

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Milestone ratification of Ottawa treaty

    Milestone ratification of Ottawa treaty 17-09-1998 News Release 98/34 Geneva (ICRC) - The ratification yesterday of the Ottawa treaty banning anti-personnel landmines by Burkina Faso is a key event in the

    • 1998-09-17
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  • Uganda: Enhancing self-sufficiency

    Uganda: Enhancing self-sufficiency 23-09-1998 News Release 98/38 The ICRC has completed distribution of 141 tonnes of seed (groundnuts) to some 212,000 people in northern Uganda: 94,000 people displaced near

    • 1998-09-23
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  • Lesotho: Lesotho Red Cross aiding victims of violence

    Lesotho: Lesotho Red Cross aiding victims of violence 01-10-1998 News Release 98/39 Following the recent outbreak of violence in Lesotho and subsequent military intervention by South Africa and Botswana on 22

    • 1998-10-01
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  • Sierra Leone: Over 400 operations in three months

    Sierra Leone: Over 400 operations in three months 01-10-1998 News Release 98/39 An ICRC surgical team has carried out over 400 operations on war-wounded patients at the Netland surgical centre in Freetown, the

    • 1998-10-01
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  • ICRC President calls for globalization of responsibility at opening meeting of UNHCR Executive Committee

    ICRC President calls for globalization of responsibility at opening meeting of UNHCR Executive Committee 08-10-1998 News Release 98/40 ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga was invited to speak as a special guest

    • 1998-10-08
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  • Eritrea-Ethiopia: Humanitarian activities within the framework of the Geneva Conventions

    Eritrea-Ethiopia: Humanitarian activities within the framework of the Geneva Conventions 08-10-1998 News Release 98/40 Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia have remained tense since hostilities broke out in

    • 1998-10-08
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  • Afghanistan/Iran: ICRC repatriates Iranian prisoners

    Afghanistan/Iran: ICRC repatriates Iranian prisoners 21-10-1998 News Release 98/42 Twenty-six Iranian prisoners released in Kandahar by the Taliban were repatriated on 17 and 18 October. After ICRC delegates

    • 1998-10-21
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  • Guinea-Bissau: New outbreak of fighting

    Guinea-Bissau: New outbreak of fighting 21-10-1998 News Release 98/42 ICRC delegates based in Bissau and Bafata have had difficulty in pursuing their humanitarian activities because of renewed hostilities since

    • 1998-10-21
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  • Liberia: ICRC helps renovate police cells

    Liberia: ICRC helps renovate police cells 04-11-1998 News Release 98/44 As part of its programme for detainees in Liberia, the ICRC has helped renovate the holding cells at Monrovia's police headquarters

    • 1998-11-04
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  • Somalia: ICRC and Somali Red Crescent assist victims of fighting over Kismayo

    Somalia: ICRC and Somali Red Crescent assist victims of fighting over Kismayo 12-11-1998 News Release 98/45 Heavy fighting for control over the coastal town of Kismayo broke out on 27 October between the forces

    • 1998-11-12
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  • Sudan: Distribution of basic supplies

    Sudan: Distribution of basic supplies 12-11-1998 News Release 98/45 The nutritional situation of the people most affected by the conflict in Sudan is slowly improving, but many of their other basic needs are

    • 1998-11-12
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  • Kenya: Ongoing assistance for victims of Wajir massacre

    Kenya: Ongoing assistance for victims of Wajir massacre 12-11-1998 News Release 98/38 The ICRC and the Kenya Red Cross Society have just surveyed the needs of people displaced following the massacre in the

    • 1998-11-12
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  • Switzerland: enforcing humanitarian law nationally

    Switzerland: enforcing humanitarian law nationally 19-11-1998 News Release 98/46 Compliance with international humanitarian law at national level and the punishment of war crimes, genocide and crimes against

    • 1998-11-19
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Visits to detainees and family news

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Visits to detainees and family news 26-11-1998 News Release 98/47 From the outset of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ICRC delegates in Kinshasa and

    • 1998-11-26
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  • Russian Federation/Chechnya: Another harsh winter around the corner

    Russian Federation/Chechnya: Another harsh winter around the corner 26-11-1998 News Release 98/47 More than two and a half years after the end of hostilities, life in Grozny remains difficult for a great many

    • 1998-11-26
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  • East Timor: ICRC assessing situation in Alas area

    East Timor: ICRC assessing situation in Alas area 26-11-1998 News Release 98/40 Geneva (ICRC) - Concerned about widespread allegations in recent days of massacres near the town of Alas on the south side of East

    • 1998-11-26
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  • Togo: The Red Cross at school

    Togo: The Red Cross at school 03-12-1998 News Release 98/48 One month ago two Togolese primary schools started teaching the basic principles of the Red Cross, international humanitarian law and first aid to

    • 1998-12-03
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  • Anti-Personnel Landmines: One year later: ICRC renews call for ratification and implementation of Ottawa treaty

    Anti-Personnel Landmines: One year later: ICRC renews call for ratification and implementation of Ottawa treaty 03-12-1998 News Release 98/48 It has now been a year since the Convention on the Prohibition of

    • 1998-12-03
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC missions to Bamiyan

    Afghanistan: ICRC missions to Bamiyan 09-12-1998 News Release 98/49 In November ICRC delegates went on three occasions to Bamiyan in order to make contact with the Taliban authorities and assess the living

    • 1998-12-09
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  • Afghanistan: 8,000 detainees visited by ICRC in 1998

    Afghanistan: 8,000 detainees visited by ICRC in 1998 09-12-1998 News Release 98/49 The ICRC has visited almost 8,000 detainees in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year. The latest series of visits are

    • 1998-12-09
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  • Philippines - Mindanao: Victims of fightins in Maguindanao receive relief

    Philippines - Mindanao: Victims of fightins in Maguindanao receive relief 09-12-1998 News Release 98/49 At the end of November the ICRC and the Philippine National Red Cross distributed aid to some 2,000

    • 1998-12-09
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  • Iraq conflict: ICRC reminds states of their obligations

    Iraq conflict: ICRC reminds states of their obligations 17-12-1998 News Release 98/42 Geneva (ICRC) - In view of the military operations launched against Iraq last night, the ICRC today addressed a diplomatic

    • 1998-12-17
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  • Yugoslavia/Kosovo: Support for traumatized children

    Yugoslavia/Kosovo: Support for traumatized children 23-12-1998 News Release 98/51 " We have emerged from the most acute emergency phase and now are trying to help communities in Kosovo to cope with some of the

    • 1998-12-23
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  • Kenya: First IHL course of its kind in east Africa

    Kenya: First IHL course of its kind in east Africa 23-12-1998 News Release 98/51 In early December 21 university professors, lecturers, scholars and scientists from Kenya, Tanzania and southern Sudan took part

    • 1998-12-23
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  • Angola: Assistance for displaced people

    Angola: Assistance for displaced people 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 The ICRC has strengthened its operational capacity in Angola so as to be able to respond to the new humanitarian needs created by the

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC rehabilitates Simao Mendes Central Hospital

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC rehabilitates Simao Mendes Central Hospital 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 Since the signing of a cease-fire in Guinea-Bissau in early November 1998, the ICRC has begun to rehabilitate the

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Iraq: ICRC rehabilitates damaged hospital

    Iraq: ICRC rehabilitates damaged hospital 06-01-1999 News Release 99/01 During the recent military action against Iraq, Saddam General Hospital in the town of Tikrit (300 kilometres north of Baghdad) was

    • 1999-01-06
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  • Angola: ICRC resumes relief work in Huambo

    Angola: ICRC resumes relief work in Huambo 13-01-1999 News Release 99/02 ICRC staff distributed essential relief supplies in Huambo's Munda neighbourhood on 7 January. Tarpaulins, blankets, soap, cooking

    • 1999-01-13
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC aids 8,000 in South

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC aids 8,000 in South 13-01-1999 News Release 99/02 The ICRC has delivered food to the Empada area of southern Guinea-Bissau, where nearly 8,000 people were facing severe hardship as a result

    • 1999-01-13
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  • Kosovo: ICRC takes action in aftermath of Racak violence

    Kosovo: ICRC takes action in aftermath of Racak violence 18-01-1999 News Release 99/04 Geneva (ICRC) - Staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today returned to the Racak area to try to

    • 1999-01-18
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  • UN Secretary-General visits ICRC

    UN Secretary-General visits ICRC 25-01-1999 News Release 1822 Geneva (ICRC) - On 25 January the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, visited the headquarters of the International Committee of the

    • 1999-01-25
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  • Guinea-Bissau: Relief for returning residents

    Guinea-Bissau: Relief for returning residents 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 After fleeing their homes when Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, was racked by heavy fighting in the summer and autumn of last

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Kenya: Red Cross aids thousands of displaced people

    Kenya: Red Cross aids thousands of displaced people 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In a survey carried out in late December and early January, three months after cattle raiders descended on the Wajir district in

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Sudan: Teaching the law to combatants

    Sudan: Teaching the law to combatants 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In mid-January the ICRC organized a four-day course on the law of armed conflict which brought together 31 senior officers of the Sudanese

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Colombia: Aid to victims of fighting in the north

    Colombia: Aid to victims of fighting in the north 28-01-1999 News Release 99/04 In the past few weeks ICRC delegates and members of the Colombian Red Cross have been assisting people affected by an upsurge in

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Earthquake in Colombia: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 11.7 million Swiss francs

    Earthquake in Colombia: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 11.7 million Swiss francs 28-01-1999 News Release 99/06 The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement today launched a preliminary

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Colombian Vice-President visits ICRC

    Colombian Vice-President visits ICRC 28-01-1999 News Release 1823 Geneva (ICRC) - On 28 January Colombian Vice-President Gustavo Bell Lemus, accompanied by Ms  María Fernanda Campo, Vice-Minister for Foreign

    • 1999-01-28
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  • Pakistan: Red Cross message circles the Globe to reach destination

    Pakistan: Red Cross message circles the Globe to reach destination 03-02-1999 News Release 99/05 After being approached by an Afghan family in September 1998, the Australian Red Cross contacted the ICRC in

    • 1999-02-03
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  • Guinea-Bissau: ICRC launches fresh appeal as fighting resumes

    Guinea-Bissau: ICRC launches fresh appeal as fighting resumes 03-02-1999 News Release 99/08 ICRC (Geneva) - On 31 January fighting resumed in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, between government troops and

    • 1999-02-03
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates the release of 40 prisoners

    Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates the release of 40 prisoners 17-02-1999 News Release 99/07 On 13 and 14 February the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan facilitated the simultaneous release of 20 prisoners held by the

    • 1999-02-17
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  • Afghanistan: Red Cross / Red Crescent assists 10,000 earthquake victims in four days

    Afghanistan: Red Cross / Red Crescent assists 10,000 earthquake victims in four days 17-02-1999 News Release 99/07 Following the earthquake that hit the provinces of Wardak and Logar, south-west of Kabul, on

    • 1999-02-17
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  • Peru: ICRC takes part in first course on law of war for armed forces

    Peru: ICRC takes part in first course on law of war for armed forces 24-02-1999 News Release 99/08 From 15 to 19 February three ICRC delegates served as instructors in the first course on international

    • 1999-02-24
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  • Lebanon: ICRC active in border village

    Lebanon: ICRC active in border village 03-03-1999 News Release 99/09 The recent forced integration of Arnoun into the Israeli-occupied zone in southern Lebanon did not prevent the ICRC from conducting daily

    • 1999-03-03
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  • Senegal: Not just for the military

    Senegal: Not just for the military 03-03-1999 News Release 99/09 The ICRC joined forces with the Senegalese national police on 25 February to raise awareness about international humanitarian law among 120

    • 1999-03-03
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  • Sudan: Family reunited in Bahr-El-Ghazal

    Sudan: Family reunited in Bahr-El-Ghazal 18-03-1999 News Release 99/11 On 23 February the ICRC organized the first family reunion in Sudan in more than four years. Eight-year-old Majok Tong Akon was brought

    • 1999-03-18
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  • Iran/Irak: Another 502 prisoners regain their freedom

    Iran/Irak: Another 502 prisoners regain their freedom 18-03-1999 News Release 99/11 On 16 March, a total of 449 Iraqi prisoners of war held in Iran and 53 Iranian detainees held in Iraq were repatriated under

    • 1999-03-18
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  • Southern Caucasus: Containing the threat of tuberculosis in prisons

    Southern Caucasus: Containing the threat of tuberculosis in prisons 24-03-1999 News Release 99/14 Geneva (ICRC) - Tuberculosis is taking its toll among the prison population of several countries in the

    • 1999-03-24
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  • Nato intervention in Yugoslavia: ICRC reminds states of their obligations

    Nato intervention in Yugoslavia: ICRC reminds states of their obligations 24-03-1999 News Release 99/15 Geneva (ICRC) - In view of the announcement by Javier Solana, Secretary-General of the North Atlantic

    • 1999-03-24
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  • Yugoslavia crisis: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross

    Yugoslavia crisis: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross 30-03-1999 News Release 99/17 The past decade has seen many tragedies, both individual and collective, occur in the Balkans, yet

    • 1999-03-30
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  • Yugoslavia: ICRC aid for civilians fleeing Kosovo

    Yugoslavia: ICRC aid for civilians fleeing Kosovo 01-04-1999 News Release 99/13 On 29 March the ICRC decided to withdraw its international staff from Kosovo because of the rapidly deteriorating security

    • 1999-04-01
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  • Uganda: Seed for the displaced

    Uganda: Seed for the displaced 09-04-1999 News Release 99/14 Adelaide is the head of one of the 62,000 displaced families living in 26 protected villages in Acholiland who received relief supplies from the ICRC

    • 1999-04-09
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  • Liberia: Spreading knowledge of international humanitarian law

    Liberia: Spreading knowledge of international humanitarian law 09-04-1999 News Release 99/14 " It is essential for combatants to observe the fundamental rules of international humanitarian law during military

    • 1999-04-09
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  • Yugoslavia: ICRC sends aid to Aleksinac

    Yugoslavia: ICRC sends aid to Aleksinac 09-04-1999 News Release 99/14 Following the NATO air strike on Aleksinac last Monday, the ICRC and the Yugoslav Red Cross jointly carried out a survey of the humanitarian

    • 1999-04-09
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  • Afghanistan: ICRC assists in release of prisoners

    Afghanistan: ICRC assists in release of prisoners 14-04-1999 News Release 99/15 On 11 April the ICRC facilitated the simultaneous release of prisoners by the Taliban and by Commander Massoud's Jamiat-i-Islami

    • 1999-04-14
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  • Côte d'Ivoire: Making Humanitarian Law a reality

    Côte d'Ivoire: Making Humanitarian Law a reality 14-04-1999 News Release 99/15 Last weekend 20 African, American and European experts were invited by the Paris-based International Law 90 Research Centre (IL 90

    • 1999-04-14
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  • ICRC visits Yugoslav serviceman captured in Kosovo

    ICRC visits Yugoslav serviceman captured in Kosovo 17-04-1999 News Release 99/20 This morning in Tirana two ICRC delegates carried out a visit to a member of the Yugoslav armed forces held by the United States

    • 1999-04-17
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  • Indonesia: Aid to some 18,000 internally displaced

    Indonesia: Aid to some 18,000 internally displaced 22-04-1999 News Release 99/16 Following sectarian riots on Ambon, one of the Moluccan islands, the Indonesian Red Cross Society has, with ICRC support, come to

    • 1999-04-22
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  • Sudan: ICRC course at infantry school

    Sudan: ICRC course at infantry school 22-04-1999 News Release 99/16 Officers and men of the Sudanese army have attended a series of presentations on the basics of the law of armed conflict. These were prepared

    • 1999-04-22
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  • ICRC / Rotary: Unprecedented Rotary appeal

    ICRC / Rotary: Unprecedented Rotary appeal 22-04-1999 News Release 99/16 Rotary International this week launched an unprecedented appeal to 29,000 clubs in 160 countries to donate money for immediate assistance

    • 1999-04-22
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  • Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC visits three US prisoners of war

    Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC visits three US prisoners of war 27-04-1999 News Release 99/25 Geneva (ICRC) - A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), including a doctor, visited the three

    • 1999-04-27
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  • Albania: ICRC reaches Bajram Curri with much-needed aid

    Albania: ICRC reaches Bajram Curri with much-needed aid 30-04-1999 News Release 99/17 The ICRC has delivered aid to an isolated area in northern Albania where there is no international humanitarian presence

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  • ICRC begins visits to detainees and prisoners in Myanmar

    ICRC begins visits to detainees and prisoners in Myanmar 06-05-1999 News Release 99/26 ICRC (Geneva) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today began visiting detainees and prisoners held at

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  • Balkan Crisis: ICRC reunites separated families

    Balkan Crisis: ICRC reunites separated families 06-05-1999 News Release 99/18 ICRC tracing staff working in Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have for the first time succeeded in reuniting

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  • Ethiopia / Eritrea: ICRC visits newly captured prisoners

    Ethiopia / Eritrea: ICRC visits newly captured prisoners 06-05-1999 News Release 99/18 Delegates of the ICRC visited some 300 Eritrean prisoners of war between 17 and 19 April. The prisoners, captured since

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  • Sudan: War-surgery seminar

    Sudan: War-surgery seminar 07-05-1999 News Release 99/18 The ICRC and the Sudanese military medical corps held a joint three-day workshop on war surgery in Khartoum from 27 to 29 April. " This exchange of

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  • Southern Africa: Peace-keeping exercise

    Southern Africa: Peace-keeping exercise 06-05-1999 News Release 99/18 Two ICRC delegates took part in a four-day peace-keeping exercise dubbed Blue Crane – the biggest such event ever organized in Africa. The

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  • Afghan ICRC employee killed in air raid

    Afghan ICRC employee killed in air raid 27-04-1999 News Release 99/24 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan is saddened by the tragic death of Mr Abdul Rahim, one of

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  • Kosovo: ICRC assessment mission

    Kosovo: ICRC assessment mission 14-05-1999 News Release 99/27 ICRC (Geneva) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today began its first exploratory mission to Kosovo since it was obliged to

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  • Sierra Leone: International Red Cross and Red Crescent back in Freetown

    Sierra Leone: International Red Cross and Red Crescent back in Freetown 20-05-1999 News Release 99/20 The two international components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the International Committee of the

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Red Cross buries dead, assists air raid victims in Eastern Kivu

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Red Cross buries dead, assists air raid victims in Eastern Kivu 20-05-1999 News Release 99/20 On Thursday 13 May, ICRC emergency teams checked on the needs of families directly

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  • Senegal: ICRC aids 10,500 displaced in Casamance

    Senegal: ICRC aids 10,500 displaced in Casamance 20-05-1999 News Release 99/20 In cooperation with the local branch of the Senegalese Red Cross in Ziguinchor, the ICRC distributed 83.5 tonnes of rice and millet

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  • Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC brings aid to displaced people in Kosovo

    Crisis in the Balkans: ICRC brings aid to displaced people in Kosovo 07-06-1999 News Release 99/32 Geneva (ICRC) -  Over the weekend the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was able to distribute

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  • Russian Federation: ICRC appeals for release of Geraldo Cruz Ribeiro

    Russian Federation: ICRC appeals for release of Geraldo Cruz Ribeiro 10-06-1999 News Release 99/33 Geneva, Moscow, Nalchik (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is still without news of

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  • Morocco / Western Sahara: ICRC visits prisoners held by Polisario Front

    Morocco / Western Sahara: ICRC visits prisoners held by Polisario Front 10-06-1999 News Release 99/23 Between 18 May and 1 June an ICRC team consisting of a doctor and a dental prosthetist carried out a visit

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