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Six months on from mega typhoon: hope and resilience

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Six months on from one of the world's worst typhoons and the people of Samar, who have also faced years of low-level conflict, are rebuilding their lives.

The insecurity caused by the protracted violence has left Samar the poorest island in the Philippines. When people were then hit by the mega typhoon’s 300km winds and 5 metre waves, the effect was devastating.

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Zimbabwe + 1 other
Living on the edge: Zimbabwean communities and anti-personnel mines

Since 2012, ICRC has been working with ZIMAC to enhance the capacity and skills of its deminers to search for, clear and destroy anti-personnel mines in south-eastern Zimbabwe.

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Colombia: A year of supporting victims

11-04-2014 Feature

The hope of starting afresh and leaving behind a conflict that has spanned five decades contrasts sharply with the grim reality of daily life for victims of the conflict in Colombia. Every day, thousands of people are killed, go missing, are forced to flee their homes or end up trapped in their own neighbourhoods because of the invisible boundaries imposed by armed groups. In 2013, the ICRC helped over 235,000 of them.

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Delivering clean water in a conflict-stricken country

Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

In 2013, nearly 375,000 people – and crucially also their livestock – had their access to water improved by the ICRC.


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Closing date: 02 May 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

Travel Officer (Welcome Responsible)

Based in Manila

Main tasks:
· Manages the Welcome Service Unit in ICRC Manila Office
· Supervises booking of flights, hotel accommodations and arrange travel plans as required by various ICRC departments
· Processes visa applications as required for colleagues
· Networks, negotiates and monitors services of operators/providers
· Provides travel, customs and language information to internal clients

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

Senior Surgeon (M/F) (based in Geneva, with 40 % field missions)

Purpose of the position The Senior Surgeon works as part of the Health Unit in Geneva, under the responsibility of the Chief Surgeon. His/her main focus is support to ICRC hospital programs in the field and is a reference person for surgical care.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organization whose mandate is to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and internal disturbances, has vacancies for

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross


Economic Security (EcoSec) Unit

(Based in Manila)

Main tasks:

· Assists the delegate in running field activities for the Economic Security Department

· Identifies, implements, follows up and evaluates agro projects

· Maintains contacts with authorities at municipal level, local Red Cross branches, population and suppliers independently

· In charge of statistics and project cycle, design expected results, indicators and evaluation

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FIELD OFFICER/S - Economic Security Department (FOR FILIPINOS ONLY)

Closing date: 02 May 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross


Economic Security (EcoSec) Department

(Food Security and Livelihoods)

Based in Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Main tasks:

· Participates in the implementation and monitoring of EcoSec projects / programmes

· Manages Economic Security (EcoSec) field activities in food security and livelihood programs in his/her assigned areas of responsibilities in close consultation with the EcoSec department