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  • Albania: An uneasy normality

    Albania: An uneasy normality 22-05-1997 News Release 97/19 Although certain schools have reopened and some governmental services seem to have been resumed, the high number of weapons in circulation and the

    • 1997-05-22
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  • Landmines: Africa moves with a bang towards a ban

    Landmines: Africa moves with a bang towards a ban 22-05-1997 News Release 97/19 Representatives of more than 40 African States gathered in Johannesburg this week for the Conference on a Landmine-Free Africa

    • 1997-05-22
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  • Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic: Stockholm: NGO seminar to promote mines ban

    Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic: Stockholm: NGO seminar to promote mines ban 22-05-1997 News Release 97/19 Some 50 participants, including representatives of Red Cross Societies from Finland, Poland

    • 1997-05-22
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  • Anti-personnel mines: regional initiative in Turkmenistan to discuss global ban

    Anti-personnel mines: regional initiative in Turkmenistan to discuss global ban 04-06-1997 News Release 97/21 The government of Turkmenistan is hosting a Central Asian Regional Conference on a Global Ban on

    • 1997-06-04
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  • Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions: as relevant as ever

    Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions: as relevant as ever 04-06-1997 News Release 97/21 The twentieth anniversary of the two Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions is coming up on 8 June. Two

    • 1997-06-04
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  • Landmines victims: ICRC appeals for 18 million Swiss francs

    Landmines victims: ICRC appeals for 18 million Swiss francs 06-06-1997 News Release 97/16 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today launched a Special Appeal for 18 million Swiss

    • 1997-06-06
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  • Humanitarian meeting in Wolfsberg: Defying inhumanity

    Humanitarian meeting in Wolfsberg: Defying inhumanity 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 The growing challenges facing the humanitarian community in today's conflicts - where both civilians and humanitarian workers

    • 1997-06-11
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  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Homeward bound

    Democratic Republic of Congo: Homeward bound 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 Planes, boats, trains, trucks, cars... just about every means of transport imaginable was brought into play for the ICRC's transfer of

    • 1997-06-11
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  • Republic of Congo: ICRC back at work

    Republic of Congo: ICRC back at work 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 After being trapped indoors for several days by the heavy fighting in Brazzaville, ICRC delegates were finally able to reach the airport on 10

    • 1997-06-11
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  • Rwanda: ICRC restores water supply for Nyanza

    Rwanda: ICRC restores water supply for Nyanza 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 Water is flowing from the taps once again for the residents of the southern Rwandan town of Nyanza. Less than 24 hours after receiving

    • 1997-06-11
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  • East Timor: After the violence

    East Timor: After the violence 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 On 5 and 6 June the ICRC was granted access to all 23 people still being held in connection with the violent attack on a police barracks in Dili, the

    • 1997-06-11
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  • Albania: Danger: Weapons

    Albania: Danger: Weapons 11-06-1997 News Release 97/22 The proliferation of weapons among the Albanian population following the looting of abandoned military installations constitutes a real threat, especially

    • 1997-06-11
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  • Anti-personnel landmines: Brussels conference to move towards mine-ban treaty

    Anti-personnel landmines: Brussels conference to move towards mine-ban treaty 18-06-1997 News Release 97/23 More than one hundred States, the ICRC, the United Nations and various non-governmental organizations

    • 1997-06-18
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  • Anti-personnel landmines: Central Asian conference

    Anti-personnel landmines: Central Asian conference 18-06-1997 News Release 97/23 The government of Turkmenistan hosted Central Asia's first-ever conference on means of achieving a global ban on anti-personnel

    • 1997-06-18
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  • Sierra Leone: On all fronts

    Sierra Leone: On all fronts 25-06-1997 News Release 97/24 Amid renewed hostilities, the ICRC has again intensified its activities in several parts of the country. On 23 June an ICRC team from Freetown managed

    • 1997-06-25
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  • Senegal: Journalists exchange views with ICRC

    Senegal: Journalists exchange views with ICRC 02-07-1997 News Release 97/25 About 20 Senegalese journalists from public and private media organizations took part last week in a seminar organized in Dakar

    • 1997-07-02
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  • Sri Lanka: Law of war training for the air force

    Sri Lanka: Law of war training for the air force 02-07-1997 News Release 97/25 The Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) has just held, in cooperation with the ICRC, its first-ever course on the law of war for officers

    • 1997-07-02
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  • Anti-personnel landmines: Asian experts meet in Manila

    Anti-personnel landmines: Asian experts meet in Manila 09-07-1997 News Release 97/26 Some 30 military experts are expected to attend an Asian Regional Seminar on Anti-Personnel Mines , to be held from 20 to 23

    • 1997-07-09
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  • Somalia: Writers join forces for "googoos" project

    Somalia: Writers join forces for "googoos" project 09-07-1997 News Release 97/26 Some of Somalia's leading writers and poets have joined the ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in developing a new

    • 1997-07-09
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  • Uganda: Aid for civilians in the west

    Uganda: Aid for civilians in the west 09-07-1997 News Release 97/26 Following the recent clashes in Bundibugyo, teams from the ICRC and the Uganda Red Cross Society went to the town to launch a relief operation

    • 1997-07-09
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  • Kenya: Red Cross volunteers assist over 130 victims of violence

    Kenya: Red Cross volunteers assist over 130 victims of violence 09-07-1997 News Release 97/26 The Kenya Red Cross Society, with support from the ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red

    • 1997-07-09
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  • Cambodia: Hospitals short of medical supplies

    Cambodia: Hospitals short of medical supplies 09-07-1997 News Release 97/26 Following the clashes that broke out in Cambodia on Saturday 5 July, a number of hospitals, particularly in Phnom Penh, have almost

    • 1997-07-09
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  • Health: ICRC and WHO draw attention to tuberculosis in prisons

    Health: ICRC and WHO draw attention to tuberculosis in prisons 23-07-1997 News Release 97/28 The ICRC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to focus world attention on the serious problem

    • 1997-07-23
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  • Albanie: ICRC and Albanian Red Cross resume operations

    Albanie: ICRC and Albanian Red Cross resume operations 23-07-1997 News Release 97/28 The ICRC and the Albanian Red Cross have now resumed activities after temporarily suspending their aid programme because of

    • 1997-07-23
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  • Republic of Congo: Daily supplies ferried across river Congo

    Republic of Congo: Daily supplies ferried across river Congo 23-07-1997 News Release 97/28 Every day, six ICRC delegates cross the Congo on barges loaded with food and medical supplies from Kinshasa for people

    • 1997-07-23
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  • Africa: Children and war: Appeal for better protection

    Africa: Children and war: Appeal for better protection 30-07-1997 News Release 97/29 A conference on children in situations of armed conflict in Africa, held in Addis Ababa from 24 to 26 July and attended by

    • 1997-07-30
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  • Nigeria: Red Cross theatre

    Nigeria: Red Cross theatre 30-07-1997 News Release 97/29 With the final performance on 24 July of Askari , a tragicomedy by Ben Tomoloju, the Nigerian Red Cross Society and the ICRC regional delegation in

    • 1997-07-30
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  • Israel - ICRC condemns killing of civilians

    Israel - ICRC condemns killing of civilians 31-07-1997 News Release 97/22 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly condemns yesterday's bombings in Jerusalem, in which 15

    • 1997-07-31
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  • Albania: Chlorine to reduce health hazard

    Albania: Chlorine to reduce health hazard 21-08-1997 News Release 97/32 To prevent contamination of the water supply, a risk which increases during the hot summer months of August and September and can pose a

    • 1997-08-21
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  • Kenya: Exhibition in Nairobi on horrors of landmines

    Kenya: Exhibition in Nairobi on horrors of landmines 21-08-1997 News Release 97/32 The ICRC, together with the Kenya Coalition Against Landmines, is holding a one-week exhibition of photos, slides, films and

    • 1997-08-21
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  • International humanitarian law: Sharing experiences in Africa

    International humanitarian law: Sharing experiences in Africa 21-08-1997 News Release 97/32 The first-ever regional meeting of African national committees for the implementation of international humanitarian

    • 1997-08-21
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  • Kenya: Help for victims of recent violence

    Kenya: Help for victims of recent violence 05-09-1997 News Release 34 The Kenya Red Cross Society has been working with the ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to

    • 1997-09-05
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  • Ethiopia: Media poised to raise awareness about landmines

    Ethiopia: Media poised to raise awareness about landmines 05-09-1997 News Release 34 Government officials and media representatives have expressed their willingness to play a role in promoting an immediate ban

    • 1997-09-05
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  • Rwanda: A sign of hope

    Rwanda: A sign of hope 05-09-1997 News Release 34 Children's voices will soon once again echo down the halls of the Kigali school run by the Salesien Sisters of Don Bosco. In 1994 the ICRC turned the school

    • 1997-09-05
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  • Comores: ICRC visits detainees

    Comores: ICRC visits detainees 17-09-1997 News Release 97/36 On 11 September the ICRC visited 83 persons captured during the recent clashes between government soldiers and secessionist forces on the island of

    • 1997-09-17
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  • Republic of Congo: Water and hygiene: A priority

    Republic of Congo: Water and hygiene: A priority 17-09-1997 News Release 97/36 The teams of Congolese Red Cross volunteers and ICRC delegates who are helping people displaced by the fighting in the capital

    • 1997-09-17
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  • Peru: Assistance for displaced villagers

    Peru: Assistance for displaced villagers 17-09-1997 News Release 97/36 Following an outbreak of armed violence during the last week of August near the town of Tingo María, in the district of Beraun, close to 1

    • 1997-09-17
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  • Oslo Conference: Landmines banned

    Oslo Conference: Landmines banned 17-09-1997 News Release 97/25 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    • 1997-09-17
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  • The red cross emblem

    22-09-1997 News Release 97/26 It has recently been reported in the press that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was about to give up its traditional emblem, a red cross on a white ground. This

    • 1997-09-22
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  • Somalia : Seed to aid revival after floods

    Somalia : Seed to aid revival after floods 25-09-1997 News Release 97/37 The ICRC has just completed a programme aimed at providing seed for over 20,000 people whose crops were destroyed by recent flooding in

    • 1997-09-25
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  • President of Lithuania visits ICRC

    President of Lithuania visits ICRC 29-09-1997 News Release 97/1810 Geneva (ICRC) - The President of Lithuania, Mr Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas, today visited the headquarters of the International Committee of

    • 1997-09-29
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  • Tribute to a Neapolitan surgeon, a precursor of Henry Dunant

    Tribute to a Neapolitan surgeon, a precursor of Henry Dunant 01-10-1997 News Release 97/38 The Bari branch of the Italian Red Cross has presented the ICRC with a bronze bust of the surgeon Ferdinando Palasciano

    • 1997-10-01
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  • India: Talking law

    01-10-1997 News Release 97/38 The ICRC's regional delegation for South Asia recently concluded a series of three presentations on basic humanitarian rules for combatants at the Border Security Force (BSF

    • 1997-10-01
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  • Iran/Iraq: 46 prisoners of war freed

    Iran/Iraq: 46 prisoners of war freed 01-10-1997 News Release 97/38 Forty-six Iraqi prisoners of war were freed by the Iranian authorities and repatriated under the auspices of the ICRC on 26 September. The

    • 1997-10-01
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  • Rwanda: Course in law of war for army instructors

    Rwanda: Course in law of war for army instructors 16-10-1997 News Release 97/41 On 13 October the ICRC opened a week-long course in international humanitarian law, also known as the law of war, for 25

    • 1997-10-16
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  • Conflict in Nagory-Karabakh: Mortal remains of ten people returned

    Conflict in Nagory-Karabakh: Mortal remains of ten people returned 16-10-1997 News Release 97/41 Two ICRC teams accompanied Azerbaijani and Nagorny-Karabakh officials on either side of the front line on 14

    • 1997-10-16
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  • ICRC deplores death of Afghan staff member

    ICRC deplores death of Afghan staff member 20-10-1997 News Release 97/29 Geneva (ICRC) - An Afghan employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed late on the afternoon of Saturday

    • 1997-10-20
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  • Somalia: Promoting blood donation

    Somalia: Promoting blood donation 22-10-1997 News Release 97/42 The chronic shortage of blood for surgical patients at Keysaney hospital in Mogadishu North has prompted the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS

    • 1997-10-22
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  • Russian Federation: Safe water saves lives

    Russian Federation: Safe water saves lives 30-10-1997 News Release 97/43 A pumping station has gone into service to improve the water supply to the city of Khasavyurt, in Daghestan. The station will provide

    • 1997-10-30
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  • Somalia: Livestock for the destitute

    Somalia: Livestock for the destitute 30-10-1997 News Release 97/43 For the past year, the ICRC has been supporting a scheme to raise sheep and goats in northern Somalia. The project is managed by the Somali Red

    • 1997-10-30
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