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18 Sep 2019 description

Appel lancé conjointement par le Secrétaire général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, António Guterres, et par le président du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, Peter Maurer DÉCLARATION 18 SEPTEMBRE 2019 SYRIE YÉMEN AFGHANISTAN IRAK UKRAINE LIBYE Idlib et Tripoli sont actuellement la cible de bombardements incessants, comme l'ont été d'innombrables villes avant elles : Mossoul, Alep, Raqqa, Taïz, Donetsk, Fallouja ou encore Sanaa, pour ne citer que les exemples les plus récents.

18 Sep 2019 description

El Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, António Guterres, y el presidente del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Peter Maurer, hacen un llamamiento conjunto

Actualmente, Idlib y Trípoli padecen niveles indecibles de sufrimiento y destrucción a raíz de una lluvia de bombas y proyectiles; se suman así a una extensa lista de ciudades que las precedieron, como Mosul, Alepo, Raqqa, Taíz, Donetsk, Falluya y Saná, entre las más recientes.

18 Sep 2019 description

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, issue a joint appeal

Idlib and Tripoli are currently enduring untold suffering and destruction from a hail of bombs and shells, joining a long list of cities before them – including most recently Mosul, Aleppo, Raqqa, Taiz, Donetsk, Fallujah and Sana'a.

20 Jun 2017 description

On World Refugee Day and just before the European Council, the Red Cross EU Office calls on the EU and its Member States to assess the impact of the Partnership Framework approach on the right to seek and enjoy asylum.

07 Apr 2017 description

Scenario 1 Slight increase in migration via N Africa to EU

The political and security situation in Libya remains unstable and the movement of migrants from Libya to the Mediterranean continues largely unhindered. The slightly rising trend in arrivals to Italy continues, with an expected seasonal spike during the summer months as smuggler activity becomes slightly more organised. The number of people stuck in Libya remains stable. Meanwhile the number of returns and readmissions from (and to) EU member states continues at a very low level.

20 Sep 2015 description

Tunis/Geneva, 19 September 2015. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is urging governments and partners to support funding for the implementation of its migration response plan so it can continue to protect and assist migrants along the migratory trail, from countries of origin, to transit and destination.

20 Sep 2015 description

Tunis / Genève, 19 septembre 2015 - La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) appelle instamment les gouvernements et autres partenaires à soutenir le financement de son plan d’action relatif aux migrations afin de lui permettre de continuer à protéger et assister les migrants tout au long du parcours dans les pays d’origine, de transit et de destination.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

14 May 2014 description

Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises

14-05-2014 News Release 14/81

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

18 Jun 2013 description

18-06-2013 Feature

The right of the wounded and sick to receive timely medical care and be protected from attack is spelt out under international humanitarian law. Yet in Syria and elsewhere, intimidation of health workers and attacks on medical facilities are taking place regardless.

10 May 2013 description

The law says hospitals, ambulances and health-care workers must be protected and should never be targeted as they carry out their regular duties. This is often far from the reality. Worldwide, the lack of safe access to health care is causing untold suffering to millions of people.

Through the voices of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and patients, this film shows the human cost of violence against health-care workers and facilities. It also highlights how medical, military and humanitarian organisations are coming together to find new approaches and new solutions.

10 May 2013 description

Le droit prévoit que les hôpitaux, les ambulances et les personnels de santé doivent être protégés et ne jamais être pris pour cible dans l’accomplissement de leur mission. La réalité est souvent très différente. Partout dans le monde, ne pas pouvoir accéder en toute sécurité aux soins de santé est cause de souffrances inouïes pour des millions de personnes.

09 May 2013 description

El derecho establece que los hospitales, las ambulancias y los trabajadores de la salud nunca deben ser objeto de los ataques mientras estén cumpliendo sus tareas habituales y que se los debe proteger. Pero la realidad dista mucho del derecho. En todo el mundo, la falta de acceso en condiciones de seguridad a la asistencia de salud causa sufrimientos indecibles a millones de personas.

25 Jun 2012 description

Geneva (ICRC) – Major crises that erupted in 2011 in the Middle East and Africa, alongside existing armed conflicts and other violent situations all over the world, caused immense suffering among millions of people that lasted well into 2012 and made them heavily dependent on aid. In addition, increasing food demand in several parts of the world continued to fuel unrest and conflict, as did the consequences of drought and floods. The worldwide economic crisis further compounded the woes felt by many.

08 Jun 2012 description

Unexploded munitions and abandoned weapons in town and countryside kill and maim people, cause psychological damage, degrade the soil, pollute the water and destroy wildlife. Their socioeconomic and environmental consequences are disastrous. Unless we tackle weapon contamination, sustainable development will not be possible.

The ICRC at Rio+20

25 Apr 2012 description
report British Red Cross

Increasing attacks on health care buildings, facilities and personnel are making it harder for vulnerable people to get the care they need.

The International Committee of the Red Cross estimates that over 650 such attacks took place between mid-2008 and late 2010 in 16 nations it examined. In total, 1,834 people were killed or injured in these attacks.