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South Sudan: Angry man with gun in hand terrifies a hospital

Article | A man storms into an operating theatre, raises his gun and starts shooting at hospital staff.

South Sudan: Number of hungry, displaced at staggering levels, ICRC president says during visit

News release | Juba - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross arrived in South Sudan today to view the devastating effects that the country’s continued violence is having on the millions of residents on the brink of extreme hunge

ROK: International Humanitarian Law Summer Session concludes in Pohang

Photo gallery | From 8 to 11 August 2017, Handong Global University and the International Committee of the Red Cross jointly organized an "International Humanitarian Law Summer Session" in Pohang, Republic of Korea.

On the road with Somalia’s Red Crescent mobile health clinics

Photo gallery | The Somali Red Crescent Society mobile health teams travel to remote villages to provide vital services.

Mongolia: experts deepen their knowledge of humanitarian law

News release | A three-day training course on International Humanitarian Law aiming at boosting the regional coordination in humanitarian response, opens today in Ulaanbaatar.

18,000 people seek safety in a South Sudan village

Photo gallery | The ICRC distributed emergency food to 1,000 families in the village of Deim Zubeir in northwest South Sudan.

Malian medical practioners trained in war surgery

Article | The war surgery consists of treating victims of armed conflicts and violences, who were injured by weapons.

Mali: "Despite my disability, I remain a whole person…"

Article | Souleymane is a young trader of 19 years old, who was several market fairs in Gao region. In the course of year 2016, his life suddenly changed due to road related accident. He had his right leg amputated with broken left leg.

Papua New Guinea: Family visit brings hope in East New Britain

Article | The affection Soaka* still had for her son was clear. Stepping from a Correctional Services bus in Kinabot, East New Britain, Rabbie* extended his right hand. Soaka ignored the gesture and went straight in for a motherly hug.

H.E.L.P. - A training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

Article | The International Committee of the Red Cross , together with the Lebanese University , the Lebanese Red Cross and the World Health Organisation , are holding a 2-week multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operatio

Philippines: Aid delivered to 7,000 evacuees cut off by Marawi fighting

News release | Geneva / Manila – Geneva / Manila – The International Committee of the Red Cross , in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross , has just completed an aid distribution among 7,000 displaced people in Tamparan municipality, a

Philippines: Aid reaches 7,000 home-based evacuees of Marawi fighting

News release | Manila – The ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province has displaced thousands of people, with more than 77,000 fleeing to hard-to-reach areas along the eastern shore of Lake Lanao.

Sri Lanka: The year so far

Article | Sri Lanka suffered from devastating mudslides and floods, in May 2017, due to the heavy south-west monsoon rains.

Martens Readings 2017 1/2: IHL and counter terrorism

Article | Discussions at the 2017 Martens Readings Conference, organized by the ICRC and St. Petersburg State University, ranged from counter-terrorism to international humanitarian law . But how useful are these discussions? Do they make a difference?

The ICRC in Ukraine: Facts and figures, January – June 2017

Article | An overview of ICRC's work from January to June 2017 in Eastern Ukraine.

Martens Readings 2017 2/2: protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict

Article | The continued wanton and needless destruction of cultural property during armed conflicts remains a pressing concern, particularly in the context of modern urban warfare.

Martens Readings 2017 1/2: IHL and counter terrorism

Article | Discussions at the 2017 Martens Readings Conference, organized by the ICRC and St Petersburg State University, ranged from counter-terrorism to international humanitarian law . But how useful are these discussions? Do they make a difference?

Central African Republic: International Red Cross Movement strongly condemns killing of Red Cross volunteers

News release | Bangui/Geneva - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the violent deaths of six Red Cross volunteers earlier this week in the Central Africa Republic .

Yemen: Airstrikes against civilians are an alarming trend

News release | Geneva/Sana'a – The International Committee of the Red Cross is extremely alarmed at a pattern of recent airstrikes that have killed and injured dozens of civilians in the Sa'ada and Taiz governorates in Yemen.

Zimbabwe: Promoting dignified management of human remains during peace support operations

News release | Harare – Thirty representatives from 12 southern African countries including members of the military, police are in Harare, Zimbabwe from 8 to 11 August 2017 for a seminar to promote best practices on the management of human remains during pea

Traineeship in Communication and Information Management Department

Article | The ICRC's Department of Communication and Information Management is offering a one year paid traineeship starting October 2017 at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva.BackgroundInformation and communication are at the core of what the ICRC does.

Nuclear weapons: For the first time in 72 years, we have genuine hope

Statement | Seventy-two years ago this week the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were obliterated and tens of thousands of their inhabitants incinerated by two small atomic bombs.In the face of such devastation, humanitarian assistance was nearly impossible, and

Falkland/Malvinas Islands: Forensic field work to identify remains of Argentine soldiers comes to an end

News release | Geneva – The work of an International Committee of the Red Cross forensic team to identify Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery came to an end on 7 August with a simple religious ceremony.

Traineeships in the Detention Unit

Article | The Detention Unit is part of the Protection Division in the Operations Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Our work in the DRC: January-June 2017

Article | Reuniting families separated by conflict:42 unaccompanied children were reunited with their families.Improving access to health care:414 war-wounded civilians and combatants were operated on by surgical teams deployed or trained by the ICRC.Meeting b

Papua New Guinea: Officials increase awareness of laws of war

News release | Port Moresby - The ICRC this week conducted a training session on International Humanitarian Law for officials of the PNG Government, at the invitation of the recently established National IHL Committee."This training session is the firs

Our work in the DRC: January - June 2017

Article | Reuniting families separated by conflict:42 unaccompanied children were reunited with their families.Improving access to healthcare:414 war-wounded civilians and combatants were operated on by surgical teams deployed or trained by the ICRC.Meeting th

For the first time in 72 years, we have genuine hope

Statement | Seventy-two years ago this week the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were obliterated and tens of thousands of their inhabitants incinerated by two small atomic bombs.In the face of such devastation, humanitarian assistance was nearly impossible, and

Papua New Guinea: Officials increase awareness of laws of war

News release | Port Moresby - The International Committee of the Red Cross this week conducted a training session on International Humanitarian Law for officials of the PNG Government, at the invitation of the recently established National IHL C

Lebanon: The ICRC did not play a role in the transfer of fighters, civilians from Arsal to Syria

Statement | The International Committee of the Red Cross confirms that it did not take part in the operation to transfer fighters and civilians from the border Arsal plains to Syria, contrary to reports in the media.

Traineeship in the Sustainable Development Unit

Article | Context:Support the Sustainable Development adviser of the ICRC in the implementation of the Sustainable Development strategy at HQ and in the field.Main responsibilities:ManagementWorking with the Sustainable Development team based in Nairobi, monit

Lebanon: Diploma in the Clinical Management of Weapon-Wounded Patients

Article | If you're a specialist in general & orthopedic surgery, a fourth or a fifth-year resident, this is your chance to earn a diploma in Clinical Management of Weapon-Wounded Patients.

Traineeship: Leadership Giving

Article | Background:The International Committee of the Red Cross responds worldwide to humanitarian needs through its global network of delegations.

Guatemala: Migrants can now call home for free in El Ceibo

Article | The ICRC, in coordination with the Guatemalan Red Cross and local institutions, offers migrants in transit the service of free phone calls at the house of one of the locals.

Guatemala: migrants can now call home for free in El Ceibo

Article | The ICRC, in coordination with the Guatemalan Red Cross and local institutions offers migrants in transit the service of free phone calls at the house of one of the locals.

Traineeship: Logistics Divisions Indicators

Article | ContextThe Logistics Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross is undertaking a major transformation in terms of organisation, business processes and software to better support the growing operational needs of the Institution.As part o

Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis “far, far away”

Article | The ICRC and SRCS operate 11 mobile clinics in southern and central Somalia as part of the scaled-up drought response.

Philippines: Marawi Operations Update No. 6

Article | The fighting between government forces and the Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, has continued for more than two months. Recent drone footage has shown the extent of damage to many houses in Marawi City.

Fourth Meeting of Representatives of National Committees on International Humanitarian Law of Commonwealth States

Article | Over 80 representatives from 23 Commonwealth States met in Namibia from 14 – 15 June to participate in the Fourth Meeting of Representatives of National IHL Committees of Commonwealth States.

ICRC President leaves Yemen, issues urgent plea

Statement | I am leaving Yemen profoundly concerned for the plight of its people. The cholera outbreak remains alarming. With the rainy season approaching, we expect more than 600,000 cases by the end of the year. This is unprecedented.

Restoring family links for refugees living in Tanzania

Article | In 2016, the ICRC continued to assist Burundian and Congolese refugees living in western Tanzania to restore links with their families.

Hundreds of thousands received assistance in 2016 in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti

Article | The ICRC continued to help thousands of people in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

Life after losing a limb

Video | During the Lebanese armed conflict, Ali lost a leg and an arm, while Qassem lost both legs.

Traineeship in the Protection Data Unit

Article | The Protection Data Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross invites interested applicants to apply for a one-year traineeship. This position will be remunerated.

Life after losing a limb

Article | During the Lebanese armed conflict, Ali lost a leg and an arm, while Qassem lost both legs.