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  • ICRC denounces killing of employee in Kinshasa

    ICRC denounces killing of employee in Kinshasa 13-01-1998 News Release 98/02 Geneva (ICRC) - On Monday 12 January Mr Sylvain Mutombo, a driver employed by the delegation of the International Committee of the

    • 1998-01-13
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  • The ICRC condemns and deplores two serious security incidents

    The ICRC condemns and deplores two serious security incidents 15-01-1998 News Release 98/02 The ICRC condemns and deplores two serious security incidents which took place within the space of three days. In Sri

    • 1998-01-15
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  • Somalia: ICRC responds to cholera emergency in Mogadishu

    Somalia: ICRC responds to cholera emergency in Mogadishu 15-01-1998 News Release 98/02 Following the outbreak of cholera in the Somali capital Mogadishu last December, and with no other international

    • 1998-01-15
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: ICRC collects award

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: ICRC collects award 15-01-1998 News Release 98/02 The ICRC has received the Golden Rose of Peace Award for its humanitarian work in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1997. Last Saturday in

    • 1998-01-15
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  • Switzerland: Geneva to host meeting of legal experts

    Switzerland: Geneva to host meeting of legal experts 15-01-1998 News Release 98/02 From 19 to 23 January, Geneva will host an intergovernmental meeting of experts to examine general problems that affect the

    • 1998-01-15
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  • Colombia: Returning home

    Colombia: Returning home 22-01-1998 News Release 98/03 Five hundred and twenty-six people forced to flee several months ago by fighting in the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia have been helped by ICRC

    • 1998-01-22
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  • ICRC condemns bomb attack in Kandy

    ICRC condemns bomb attack in Kandy 26-01-1998 News Release 98/04 Geneva (ICRC) - The bomb attack on the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, 112 km east of Colombo, on 25 January left 13 people dead and more than 20

    • 1998-01-26
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  • President of Kyrgyzstan visits ICRC

    President of Kyrgyzstan visits ICRC 27-01-1998 News Release 1814 Geneva (ICRC) - The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Askar Akayev, accompanied by a government delegation and the country's Permanent

    • 1998-01-27
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  • Anti-personnel landmines: Mines strategy meeting in Cambodia

    Anti-personnel landmines: Mines strategy meeting in Cambodia 29-01-1998 News Release 98/04 Representatives of the ICRC, the Federation and 25 National Societies will meet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 2 to 6

    • 1998-01-29
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  • Afghanistan: Hundreds of prisoners released as Ramadan ends

    Afghanistan: Hundreds of prisoners released as Ramadan ends 29-01-1998 News Release 98/04 On 27 January, following an order from their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taliban authorities released 112

    • 1998-01-29
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  • United Kingdom: Britain boosts Humanitarian Law and ICRC

    United Kingdom: Britain boosts Humanitarian Law and ICRC 29-01-1998 News Release 98/04 The ICRC welcomes the announcement made by the British government, during an official visit by ICRC President Cornelio

    • 1998-01-29
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  • Ban on Blinding Laser Weapons to become binding International Law

    Ban on Blinding Laser Weapons to become binding International Law 02-02-1998 News Release 98/05 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wholeheartedly welcomes the 20th ratification

    • 1998-02-02
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  • Northern Caucasus / Russian Federation: Bread for Grozny

    Northern Caucasus / Russian Federation: Bread for Grozny 04-02-1998 News Release 98/05 Although hostilities in Chechnya ceased more than 18 months ago, a battle of a different kind continues for many people who

    • 1998-02-04
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  • Somalia: Seed for flood victims

    Somalia: Seed for flood victims 04-02-1998 News Release 98/05 The torrential rains that have been pummelling Somalia since last October have not only left people homeless, they have also severely affected

    • 1998-02-04
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  • Kenya: Red Cross relief aid in Rift Valley

    Kenya: Red Cross relief aid in Rift Valley 04-02-1998 News Release 98/05 For the past eight months, the Pokot and Marakwet districts in Kenya's Rift Valley have been rocked by violence between the two resident

    • 1998-02-04
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  • Zambia: ICRC visits security detainees

    Zambia: ICRC visits security detainees 11-02-1998 News Release 98/06 An ICRC team consisting of two delegates and a doctor was in Zambia from 19 January to 7  February, during which time they visited 94

    • 1998-02-11
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  • France: ICRC President has high-level talks in Paris

    France: ICRC President has high-level talks in Paris 11-02-1998 News Release 98/06 During an official visit to France, ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga was received on 6  February by French President Jacques

    • 1998-02-11
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  • Afghanistan: First supplies reach quake victims

    Afghanistan: First supplies reach quake victims 11-02-1998 News Release 98/06 Relief teams sent by the ICRC to the area rocked by the earthquake in Afghanistan's Takhar province have been hard at work since

    • 1998-02-11
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  • Afghanistan: Airdrops: weathering the storm!

    Afghanistan: Airdrops: weathering the storm! 18-02-1998 News Release 98/07 Thousands of Afghan families are being cared for by humanitarian organizations working in Rostaq, a town near the epicentre of the

    • 1998-02-18
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  • Sierra Leone: Back in action in Freetown

    Sierra Leone: Back in action in Freetown 18-02-1998 News Release 98/07 After being confined to their compound during a week of heavy fighting in the Sierra Leone capital, ICRC delegates resumed their assistance

    • 1998-02-18
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  • Afghanistan: Battling the elements

    Afghanistan: Battling the elements 25-02-1998 News Release 98/08 Three weeks after a violent earthquake struck the northern part of Afghanistan's Takhar province, distributions of food and other assistance

    • 1998-02-25
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  • Sierra Leone: ICRC visits detainees held by ECOMOG

    Sierra Leone: ICRC visits detainees held by ECOMOG 25-02-1998 News Release 98/08 ICRC delegates have begun visiting persons arrested during and after the fighting in which ECOMOG troops gained control over

    • 1998-02-25
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  • Kenya: Relief distributions continue in Rift Valley

    Kenya: Relief distributions continue in Rift Valley 25-02-1998 News Release 98/08 Following the outbreak of violence in various districts of the Rift Valley, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), working with the

    • 1998-02-25
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  • ICRC: new members of the Committee

    ICRC: new members of the Committee 27-02-1998 News Release 1815 Geneva (ICRC) - The Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has co-opted three new members, Mrs Gabrielle Nanchen, Mr

    • 1998-02-27
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  • New Director of Operations at the ICRC

    New Director of Operations at the ICRC 28-02-1998 News Release 98/1816 Geneva (ICRC) - At its meeting of 25 February 1998, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appointed Mr Jean

    • 1998-02-28
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