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ICRC statement to UN General Assembly High Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.This year we saw famine loom over our world as millions faced starvation.

Famine is a symptom of protracted war

News release | At a UN General Assembly the High Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, ICRC President Peter Maurer underscored the conflict roots of the famines facing communities in South Sudan or Somalia.

Internally displaced people must be protected from the effects of war

News release | At a UN General Assembly High-Level event on Syria, ICRC President Peter Maurer urged for the protection of Syrian civilians trapped by violence and internally displaced by conflict.

Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region: ICRC statement to UN General Assembly High Level Event

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High Level Syria Crisis Ministerial Event, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.Throughout the long years of conflict in Syria, the ICRC has been present, working in close proximity to people: to unders

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 25 years dedicated to humanity

Article | An exhibition marking 25 years of the ICRC's humanitarian presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, helping the people get over years of conflict.

Humanitarian access in armed conflicts: the key role of local actors

Video | On 18 September 2017, the ICRC and the Humanitarian Policy Group convened a live-streamed panel at the Humanitarium gathering humanitarian agencies and researchers to identify current access challenges for international and local organizations.

Two vital issues must be addressed now for Iraq's future

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, Ministerial-level event on Iraq, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.As you know, the International Committee of the Red Cross is on the ground throughout Iraq.

Humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in South Sudan: ICRC statement to UN General Assembly High Level Event

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating.

ICRC Statement to the United Nations General Assembly on humanitarian situation in South Sudan

News release | In an address to world leaders at a high-level side event of the UN General Assembly, ICRC President Peter Maurer called for an end to impunity for attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers in South Sudan.

ICRC President welcomes historic step to prohibit nuclear weapons

News release | The President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, this morning congratulated world leaders for taking a decisive step towards ending one of the greatest threats to humanity by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

The hope for a future without nuclear weapons: ICRC statement to the United Nations General Assembly

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.The world today needs the promise of this Treaty: the hope for a future without nuclear weapons.

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

Article | The HELP course is a multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.

Talking about the laws of war in a peaceful Pacific

Article | While currently known as a relatively stable part of the world, the Pacific is no stranger to the devastating impacts of conflict.

Georgia: Information is key to clarifying fate of missing people

Video | In Georgia, efforts are on to uncover the fate of missing people.

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

Article | Armed conflict and the economic crisis in South Sudan have had a negative effect on resources allocated to prisons.

Rakhine, Myanmar crisis: Lives shattered, needs urgent

Photo gallery | Rakhine is the poorest state in Myanmar, and one that has been badly hit over the years, by violence and other disasters such as flooding.The current outbreaks of violence have forced around 400,000 people to flee the state and cross over to neighbou

The UN General Assembly must focus on the most vulnerable people caught in conflict

News release | New York – On arrival to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, ICRC President Peter Maurer said:"This General Assembly meets at a critical moment, when the world is faced with conflicts of greater number and complexity.

The UN General Assembly must focus on the most vulnerable people caught in conflict

Article | New York – On arrival to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, ICRC President Peter Maurer said:"This General Assembly meets at a critical moment, when the world is faced with conflicts of greater number and complexity.

Yemen: ICRC deplores death of civilians in Taiz

News release | Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross deplores the civilian casualties that resulted from an apparent shelling on residential areas in Shab Al Doubba and Souk Al Samil in Taiz on Friday 15 September.

Mali: Remediation work at Bamako Central Prison

Article | In Mali, the ICRC visits detention facilities, both the temporary and permanent kinds.

Bruges Colloquium 2017: The Additional Protocols at 40

Article | The ICRC Brussels delegation and the College of Europe have jointly organized the Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law every year since 2000 as part of their work with the European Union and NATO.The Bruges Colloquium brings together e

Australia: Bringing balance to war - reaffirming the value of neutral humanitarian action

Article | Neutral, impartial independent humanitarian action - otherwise known as NIIHA – is a key approach that allows the ICRC to help conflict-affected communities in some of the most extreme environments in the world.Abiding by these principles means we do

How does law protect in war?

Publication | Cases, documents and teaching materials on contemporary practice in international humanitarian law.

Delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict in Nigeria

Article | The ICRC continues to deliver emergency aid, as well as support health-care services and livelihoods in Nigeria.

Stop attacks: Patients, health workers, hospitals and ambulances are #NotATarget

Video | Every day in conflict zones, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and first-aiders are coming under attack while trying to save lives. They are threatened, arrested or beaten, their hospitals looted or bombed.

Afghanistan: Physiotherapist who helps amputee patients shot and killed

News release | Geneva/Kabul – The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply saddened by the fatal shooting on Monday of one of its physiotherapists in Afghanistan.

Failure to manage arms trade responsibly is putting a dirt cheap price on the lives of civilians

News release | Geneva -Speaking at the opening of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference in Geneva, ICRC President Peter Maurer issued a stark reminder to States about the impact arms flows are having on societies around the globe."Arms transfers are at thei

Failure to manage arms trade responsibly is putting a dirt cheap price on the lives of civilians

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer to the High Level Segment of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.

Stop attacks: Patients, health workers, hospitals and ambulances are #NotATarget

Article | Every day in conflict zones, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and first-aiders are coming under attack while trying to save lives. They are threatened, arrested or beaten, their hospitals looted or bombed.

South Sudan: ICRC condemns killing of staff member

News release | Juba/Geneva: The International Committee of the Red Cross is shocked and dismayed by the killing of one of its staff in South Sudan.

Myanmar: ICRC scales up aid for people fleeing violence

News release | The ICRC in Myanmar and Bangladesh is scaling up its efforts to minimize the suffering of people fleeing violence.

Joint Statement by the Republic of South Africa and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Occasion of the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

Statement | State representatives from 17 African countries gathered in Pretoria, South Africa from 5 to 8 September 2017 for the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law co-hosted by the Department of International Relations and Coop

In Israel and the occupied territories, a crisis of hope pervades

Video | The policies surrounding the construction and expansion of Israeli settlements are a key factor in most of the humanitarian challenges the ICRC deals with on a daily basis in the West Bank.The long-term, harmful consequences of these policies for Pal

Mali: IHL Library in Arabic given to Université privée du Sahel

Article | The ICRC mission consists not only to protect and support victims of conflicts and violence, but also to promote and broadcast the international humanitarian law.

Papua New Guinea: Returning the spirits of the missing to their ancestral land

Article | The 1988-1997 conflict in Bougainville resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. Many went missing at the outbreak of violence and remain unaccounted for, leaving their loved ones to endure the uncertainty and trauma of not knowing their fate.

Papua New Guinea: Returning the spirits of the missing to their ancestral land

Article | The 1989-1997 civil war in Bougainville resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. Many went missing at the outbreak of violence and remain unaccounted for, leaving their loved ones to endure the uncertainty and trauma of not knowing their fate.

ICRC delegation to the African Union presents credentials to African Union chairperson

Article | The ICRC delegation to the African Union has had 'observer status' at the AU since 1992 after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the then OAU.

Uprooted and abandoned in Gaza and the West Bank

Photo gallery | Peter Maurer, the ICRC president, visited Israel and the occupied territories to speak to people on both sides of the conflict.

Traineeship in the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Service

Article | Purpose of the traineeshipThe Mental Health and Psychosocial Sub Unit is looking for an Associate to develop data collection tools and to assist the current team in the harmonization of MHPSS field programs.The Mental Health and Psychosocial

Strengthening international humanitarian law in Liberia

Article | The ICRC continues to strengthen adoption on IHL in the armed forces of Liberia.

Ecuador: Students compete in humanitarian law simulation

Video | Ten teams from seven universities took part in the Manuel Muñoz Borrero National Competition on International Humanitarian Law.

Choosing your possible future employer: ICRC or your National Red Cross Society

Article | When you are interested in working for the ICRC and wish to apply to positions advertised you will be invited to create your HR profile on-line.

Amnesties and IHL: Purpose and Scope

Legal factsheet | States party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I of 1977 have an obligation to take measures necessary to suppress all acts contrary to their provisions.

Myanmar: Picking up pieces and stitching a new life

Article | Maji Kying Nang is among thousands to have been displaced from her home because of the fighting in Kachin.

Afghanistan: Two abducted ICRC staff members released

News release | Geneva – Two International Committee of the Red Cross staff members who were abducted in February this year in Jawzjan province have been released

Physiotherapy: Treatment by movement

Article | It all started when even basic movement became difficult for her. For many years as a child, Kimsrea Ton used to feel a twinge in her kneecap when walking. She suffered from a weakness in her knee muscles.

Armenia: Living between hope and despair

Video | It's been 23 years since the signing of the ceasefire agreement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Red Cross Emblem: A sign of hope

Article | The Red Cross emblem on a white background, fluttering in the wind, holds different meaning for different people. For a person in trouble, it signifies hope and comfort.

Mozambique: Police study international rules and standards on policing

Article | More than 80 police commanders in central Mozambique participated in a two-day seminar in August on international rules and standards on policing.

ICRC Statement to the Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Statement | Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 4-7 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland Address by Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy, ICRC