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06 Sep 2013 description

Russian Federation: Floods in the Far East cause large-scale displacement

Russia is experiencing the worst floods in over a century. According to a Ministry of Emergency Situations report, heavy rains caused the evacuation of 19,820 people from the Jewish Autonomous region and Khabarovsk territory. Despite this, some media reports claim the number could be as high as 30'000,

17 Dec 2001 description

Geneva (ICRC) - Today, 17 December 2001, the staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are paying tribute to friends and colleagues killed while bringing aid to victims of war. The date is the fifth anniversary of the assassination of six ICRC delegates at the organization's hospital in the Chechen village of Novye Atagi, but over the years has become a day to honour and remember all ICRC personnel who have lost their lives in the course of their humanitarian work around the world.