Geneva / Sana’a - 27 July 2015 - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement condemns in the strongest possible terms the shooting at a Yemeni Red Crescent Society (YRCS) ambulance in the city of Taiz on Thursday the 23rd of July, killing two people.
The ambulance, which was clearly marked with the YRCS emblem, was transporting an injured patient with a companion and two YRCS volunteers across a front line when it came under fire. The bullets fired penetrated the body of the ambulance, resulting in the immediate death of the patient and his companion.
One of the tragic consequences of the armed conflict in the west of the Central African Republic is that families have become separated and dispersed as they fled. When they weren't trapped in their villages or neighbourhoods, thousands of people sought refuge from the violence in neighbouring countries or camps for people displaced within the country. Many of them – adults and children alike – have no news of their loved ones.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.
En Guinée, l'épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola a donné lieu à des violences contre le personnel de santé. La Croix-Rouge guinéenne (CRG), qui s'est activement engagée dans la lutte contre Ebola avec le soutien du CICR et de la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, n'a pas été épargnée par cette violence. Mamady Cissé, secrétaire exécutif de la CRG et chef adjoint de la Commission Riposte Ebola, nous décrit les mesures prises par la CRG pour faire face à cette situation.
This publication is intended as a practical manual for governments, hospital managers and others concerned, with a view to helping them prepare for and manage situations that could jeopardize their objective of assisting the wounded and sick and maintaining the health of people affected by armed conflict and other emergencies.
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The ICRC is currently recruiting for a:
Communications and Change Manager
For HR and the People Management Programme
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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.
The ICRC vehicle fleet manager supervises the road transport movements in the infrastructure of delegations, sub-delegations and local offices. In addition to maintenance and planning of the vehicles (both trucks, heavy-duty 4x4 and light cars), he/she should also be the guardian of good usage and knowledge of the vehicles by the users.
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.