Abuja (ICRC) – Nearly 80 doctors, nurses and other health care workers from across Nigeria have attended a three-day surgical seminar aimed at improving the skills needed to respond to traumatic injuries. The seminar was sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Nigeria's Ministry of Health.
"It is quite obvious that one of the most basic needs in the North East right now, is access to adequate medical care, apart from food and shelter." said Karl Anton Mattli, Head of Delegation in Nigeria for the ICRC.
Bogotá (ICRC) ‒ The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP). Peter Maurer, president of the ICRC, thanked the parties for the confidence they had shown in the organization and for recognizing its neutrality, Independence and impartiality.
Market day is on Wednesday this week in Mongsi, a small town of around 6,000 people in northern Shan State. It is a busy day for Daw Jhone Zay. The 45-year-old mother of three and proud grandmother of an energetic little boy sets out early to set up her stall with the products she got from a wholesaler the day before.
This week she has sweet litchi, ruby-red tomatoes, fresh green beans, chili, cucumber, cabbage and potatoes, brought mostly from Lashio to Mongsi via the bumpy Asia Highway.
Address by the International Committee of the Red Cross's Middle East Director, Robert Mardini, to UNGA leaders at a side event focused on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
Excellencies Ladies and gentlemen Colleagues,
Libya in 2016 is plagued by conflict. Multiple armed groups, fighting, crime, and kidnapping are destroying normal life. Families are fleeing their homes, or living in constant fear. The bright hopes of a few years ago have not become reality.
“What can I say about the situation?” asks Ahmed Mahdi. Ahmed is from Sirte, a city partially destroyed in various battles. “It is bad. There is no money, no medicine, no food, and roads are blocked, what can I say now? There is nothing good to say.”
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The Electromechanical engineering buyer oversees the entire procurement process for electromechanical, hydraulics and construction categories in an ICRC's delegation. In his/her capacity, he/she ensures that procurement is carried out in line with standard institutional policies and procedures.
Join the Communication team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC delegation in the Philippines is looking for:
Head of Communication
based in Makati City
As a Water and Habitat Engineer working for the ICRC, you will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of engineering projects for victims of armed conflict. Working in a team, your tasks will include conducting needs assessments, surveying water and housing needs, negotiating with local authorities and firms regarding project implementation and handling all aspects of project management.
Minimum age 25
The ICRC defines Economic Security as the status of an individual, household or community that is able to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a sustainable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs. Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level.
Economic Security is defined as the status of an individual, household or community to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a sustainable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs. Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programmes in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level.
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.