Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has assisted in the transfer of 18 Sudanese Armed Forces personnel released by the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW), an armed opposition group in Darfur. The soldiers were handed over to the Sudanese authorities in Nyala, South Darfur.
The ICRC is currently airdropping and distributing food rations in Toch, South Sudan, a remote area in Jonglei State – accessible only by boat or aircraft – where 1,500 of the 3,500 families registered by the ICRC for assistance are displaced.
Over the last year, the small village of Toch has seen its population triple as thousands of people have moved to this swampy area in the northern part of the country to escape the continuing violence. Many have come from nearby Unity state.
Geneva / Sana'a (ICRC) – Two staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been shot and killed in Yemen. They were travelling with colleagues in a convoy between Saada and Sana'a when the attack happened earlier today.
It is believed a single gunman opened fire on the convoy. One ICRC staff member died at the scene; the second was taken to hospital, but later died. They worked as a field officer and as a driver. Both were from Yemen.
Geneva / Damascus – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the civilian population in the city of Aleppo is undergoing enormous suffering because of deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies. Around two million people live in the city but many, on both sides of the front lines, are having severe difficulty in accessing water.
This week, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launched Voices to Action, a global initiative to gather community solutions to some of today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
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The Office of the President is recruiting a Senior Analyst to join the HNx team to further develop the research and policy capabilities of the project and to take an active part in the expansion of the Platform. The main purpose of this new position is to provide advanced analytical capabilities in humanitarian negotiation and mediation.
Le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge a pour mission d’alléger les souffrances humaines, de protéger la vie et la santé et de faire respecter la dignité humaine, particulièrement dans les conflits armés et d’autres situations d’urgence. Le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge comprend le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), la Fédération internationale, et les sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization that works to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and violence. The ICRC has been working in the Philippines for more than 50 years. It carries out a range of activities to meet the needs of displaced and other vulnerable people, promote respect for international humanitarian law, and respond to emergencies, often in cooperation with its local partner, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
Purpose of the position
In 2003 the ICRC launched an international campaign on The Missing to help resolve the problem of people unaccounted for as a result of armed conflict or internal violence and to assist their families.
The ICRC logistic specialist is the backbone of ICRC assistance activities. He/she is responsible for procurement, ensures warehouse maintenance, deals with customs formalities, monitor stock levels, draws up budgets with the delegation administrator, analyses costs, trains and supervises local personnel.
This 11th edition of the seminar, which is organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, aims to help lecturers teach and research contemporary IHL issues more effectively. The seminar will take place at the new ICRC conference centre, the Humanitarium, from Monday, 19 October to Friday, 23 October 2015 (participants are expected to arrive in Geneva on 18 October).
The ICRC is offering an e-learning module on the legal framework applicable to health care during armed conflicts and other emergencies.
The module offers a practical and interactive approach to learning based on a variety of pedagogical tools.Thanks to its user-friendly accessibility, the module suits the needs of a variety of publics, with or without a legal background.
Are you a doctor wondering how to interact with the media, or a nurse wondering how to treat patient information in difficult circumstances? Are you an ambulance driver unsure of what your responsibilities are? Are you a hospital administrator wondering what to do with overwhelming numbers of deceased patients? If so, the Health Care in Danger project's new e-learning module on the responsibilities of health-care personnel is for you.