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Red Crescent doubles assistance to the displaced from North Waziristan

31-07-2014

As a result of a military operation in North Waziristan, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced to various districts in neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. From the outset, the Pakistan Red Crescent has delivered emergency aid, medical services, food, water and sanitation.

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Gaza: power plant destroyed, electricity and water supplies collapse [Video]

The Gaza Strip now has less than 20 percent of the limited electricity supplies it had before the conflict began. Sara Badiei, an ICRC water engineer in Gaza, describes the devastating knock-on effects of the lack of electricity for hospitals and water supplies in the Strip.

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Central African Republic: facts and figures, May – June 2014

The violent conflict that has rocked the Central African Republic since December 2013 has been particularly deadly, aggravating an already precarious situation. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are redoubling their efforts to bring aid to the people hardest hit.

Between the end of April and the start of July, the ICRC worked closely with the Central African Red Cross to:

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Customary IHL – helping to improve the protection of victims of armed conflict

The rules of customary international humanitarian law (IHL) improve the protection of victims of armed conflict, by complementing the safeguards provided by treaty law. The ICRC's head of project for customary law, Els Debuf, explains why customary IHL is so important and why the ICRC’s on-line Customary IHL Database, now four years old, is a vital tool for all those working on issues related to armed conflict and IHL.

What is customary international humanitarian law?

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Afghanistan: If you educate a woman, you teach the whole family

28-07-2014 Feature

Many women in Afghanistan’s southern heartland are bound by centuries-old traditions that determine, what they wear and their freedom of movement outside the home. When they step outside, for example, women must be veiled, and they should be accompanied by a male guardian at all times.

JOBS

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Senior Communication Officer

Job
Closing date: 08 Aug 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation to the African Union is looking for a Senior Communication Officer based in Addis Ababa.

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PSICOLOGO RESPONSABLE DE PROGRAMA SALUD MENTAL Y APOYO PSICOSOCIAL

Job
Closing date: 15 Aug 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

Se solicita una persona con conocimientos y experiencia en la práctica del campo de la psicología, preferentemente psicología clínica y/o psicología social, que cumpla con los siguientes requisitos:

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ASESOR FORENSE

Job
Closing date: 15 Aug 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

Se solicita una persona con conocimientos y experiencia en la práctica de ciencias forenses, preferentemente médico forense o antropólogo forense, que cumpla con los siguientes requisitos:

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MEDICAL FIELD OFFICER (For Filipino Nationals Only)

Job
Closing date: 02 Aug 2014 International Committee of the Red Cross

The Medical Field Officer will be in charge of implementation of the ICRC activities in cooperation with National TB Control Program of the DOH, DILG, BJMP, and DOJ. The Medical Field Officer will report to the ICRC Health Program Manager.