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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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  • 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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  • Campaign for landmines victims: UEFA-ICRC partnership

    Campaign for landmines victims: UEFA-ICRC partnership 06-11-1997 News Release 97/44 The fundraising campaign launched by the ICRC and the Swiss Red Cross in aid of victims of anti-personnel mines will reach its

    • 1997-11-06
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  • ICRC deplores death of Red Cross volunteer in Brazzaville

    ICRC deplores death of Red Cross volunteer in Brazzaville 24-11-1997 News Release 97/31 Geneva (ICRC) - A Congolese Red Cross volunteer, Mr Makoundou Landri Silvert, was killed and two others were wounded in

    • 1997-11-24
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  • Ethiopia/Somalia: Aid for 100,000 flood victims

    Ethiopia/Somalia: Aid for 100,000 flood victims 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 Ten thousand people stranded in the Jilib area, in the lower Juba Valley, have finally been reached by ICRC relief teams bringing

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Afghanistan: Women gradually being readmitted to Kabul hospitals

    Afghanistan: Women gradually being readmitted to Kabul hospitals 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 After two months of patient negotiations with the Taliban authorities, the ICRC has observed that women are being

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Sri Lanka: 20 villagers released under ICRC auspices

    Sri Lanka: 20 villagers released under ICRC auspices 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 On 22 November, 20 villagers from Irrakkandy, Trincomalee district, who had been held for months by the Liberation Tigers of

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Cameroon: Visits resumed to prisoners of war

    Cameroon: Visits resumed to prisoners of war 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 ICRC delegates on 19 November resumed visits to 121 Nigerian prisoners of war and civilian internees detained by the Cameroonian

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Morocco/Western Sahara: Moroccans held by Polisario Front receive ICRC visits

    Morocco/Western Sahara: Moroccans held by Polisario Front receive ICRC visits 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 As part of the ICRC's activities to aid those held prisoner in connection with the Western Sahara

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Irian Jaya: Hunger threatens people of parched highlands

    Irian Jaya: Hunger threatens people of parched highlands 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 A joint survey team from the ICRC and the Indonesian Red Cross Society has been in Irian Jaya since 19 November to assess

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Treaty Signing Conference and Mine Action Forum: Challenge lies ahead

    Treaty Signing Conference and Mine Action Forum: Challenge lies ahead 03-12-1997 News Release 97/34 Today in the Canadian capital Ottawa, representatives of more than 150 States heard Cornelio  Sommaruga

    • 1997-12-03
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  • Tajikistan: ICRC shocked by hostage's death

    Tajikistan: ICRC shocked by hostage's death 04-12-1997 News Release 97/48 The ICRC was shocked and saddened to learn that one of the two french aid workers held hostage in the Tajik capital Dushanbe had been

    • 1997-12-04
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  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: answers slow to emerge for anxious relatives

    Bosnia-Herzegovina: answers slow to emerge for anxious relatives 11-07-1996 News Release 96/27 The nearly 14,000 families from Bosnia-Herzegovina who have filed tracing requests with the ICRC in the hope of

    • 1996-07-11
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  • ICRC deplores murder of employee in Cambodia

    ICRC deplores murder of employee in Cambodia 03-01-1997 News Release 97/01 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mr Chin Chun, a local

    • 1997-01-03
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  • Nagorny-Karabakh conflict:10 detainees released under the ICRC auspices

    Nagorny-Karabakh conflict:10 detainees released under the ICRC auspices 05-04-1997 News Release 97/09 ICRC (Geneva) - Ten detainees were released today under the auspices of the International Committee of the

    • 1997-04-05
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  • Rwanda: Helping lost children find their parents

    Rwanda: Helping lost children find their parents 07-08-1997 News Release 97/30 In the hope of reuniting some families split up by war, the ICRC and UNHCR are currently arranging for scores of Rwandan parents to

    • 1997-08-07
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  • Nobel Peace Prize support worldwide Landmines Campaign

    Nobel Peace Prize support worldwide Landmines Campaign 10-10-1997 News Release 97/28 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of  Red Cross and Red

    • 1997-10-10
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  • Henry Dunant medals awarded

    Henry Dunant medals awarded 26-11-1997 News Release 97/32 The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement awarded its highest decoration to 24 people, 22 of them posthumously, on 25 November. The Henry

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Landmine issue on India's agenda

    Landmine issue on India's agenda 26-11-1997 News Release 97/47 To promote understanding of the worldwide landmines crisis among India's decision-makers, the ICRC and the Indian Centre for Humanitarian Law and

    • 1997-11-26
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  • Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement reaffirms attachment to its emblems

    Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement reaffirms attachment to its emblems 27-11-1997 News Release 97/33 The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement expressed today a strong attachment to its emblems

    • 1997-11-27
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  • Indonesia: Alarming situation in Irian Jaya

    Indonesia: Alarming situation in Irian Jaya 04-12-1997 News Release 97/48 Initial reports from the joint ICRC/Indonesian Red Cross team currently on a fact-finding mission in Irian Jaya are giving cause for

    • 1997-12-04
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  • Afghanistan: Record number of detainees visited

    Afghanistan: Record number of detainees visited 04-12-1997 News Release 97/38 During the first nine months of 1997, the ICRC visited 7,826 detainees in 74  detention centres in Afghanistan. These figures show a

    • 1997-12-04
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