Genève (CICR) – La vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli, a appelé les États du monde entier à mettre un terme à la fourniture d'armes et de munitions aux parties à des conflits armés qui violent le droit international humanitaire. S'exprimant à la deuxième Conférence des États parties au Traité sur le commerce des armes, à Genève, Mme Beerli a déploré « l'insuffisance des contrôles » sur les transferts d'armes classiques.
Geneva (ICRC) - The vice-president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for States around the world to cease the supply of arms and ammunition to parties to armed conflict who violate international humanitarian law (IHL). Speaking at the second Conference of State Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Geneva, Christine Beerli said there were 'insufficient controls' on the transfer of conventional weapons.
Traditional rules of warfare, the conduct of hostilities, and the categories of people and objects protected during war were among the issues discussed at a round table for academics that concluded this week in Nairobi, Kenya.
The discussion, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), sought to engage participants on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict as well identify best practices in teaching the subject in institutions of higher learning.
In January this year, the ICRC shared with government authorities a comprehensive report with the findings of an assessment on the needs of families of missing people, together with recommendations on how to address these needs. The ICRC intends to make available soon, a public version of the report. The assessment was carried out between October 2014 and November 2015 in all districts of Sri Lanka, and involved individual interviews and focus group discussions with 395 families, including those of missing soldiers and policemen.
The July outbreak of violence in Juba forced people to flee their homes. Scores were injured or killed. Looting and insecurity hampered economic activity, causing prices to soar and making basic goods inaccessible to many. At the same time, the new outbreak of cholera is proving to be another challenge people are struggling to overcome.
How does armed conflict affect access to clean drinking to water for people in Juba?
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a neutral and independent humanitarian
organization, has a vacancy at its Regional Delegation in Paris office for a resident position:
Restoring Family Links (RFL) Regional Officer (M/F)
Summary of the position
The RFL Regional Officer is in charge of implementing the operational aspect of the RFL file, under
the supervision of the Head of RFL.
S/he supports the ICRC Paris Regional Delegation to implement its objectives in terms of RFL,
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.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in the Philippines is urgently looking for suitable candidates to fill the following vacancy:
(Based in Cotabato City)
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
Assists in the implementation of ICRC forensic programs/activities under the supervision of the Regional Forensic Coordinator (RFC)
Assists in formulating, implementing and monitoring the achievement of objectives and additionally provides technical support to the local counterparts as required
Assist the RFC in assessing the needs of forensic community regarding the law enforcement and prison system in finding appropriate solutions
Organized by the ICRC, this immersive five-day course in international humanitarian law (IHL) is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to become acquainted with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict. Combining theory and practice, the course follows a methodology involving exercises, simulations and discussions based on the actual challenges that humanitarian workers face today. Ahead of the on-site course, participants will follow an online training aimed at familiarizing them with the basic rules and principles of IHL.
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.