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19 Oct 2017 description

Speech delivered by the ICRC President Peter Maurer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Migration and internal displacement are among the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. In my meeting with leaders from across the international community, from governments and business, and migration is one of the most frequent topics of conversation.

18 Oct 2017 description

El presidente del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Peter Maurer, visita México a partir de hoy y hasta el 20 de octubre para reunirse con las más altas autoridades del país, y participar en el XI Taller para Oficiales Superiores sobre las Normas Internacionales por las que se rigen las Operaciones Militares (SWIRMO), organizado por el CICR conjuntamente con la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional de México (SEDENA).

28 Apr 2017 description

Article by Juan Pedro Schaerer, head of the ICRC delegation for Mexico, Central America and Cuba, published in the newspapers El País and Excélsior.

I recently met a Mexican mother who had lost all trace of her son. Several years ago, he was leaving the house as normal when a group of strangers kidnapped him in broad daylight. Witnesses say that he struggled and cried out, but that no one could stop him being taken. It was reported to the police, but the case was hampered by poor procedures, a lack of evidence and patchy testimonies. The young man is still missing today.

18 Dec 2015 description

Every year, hundreds of people leave their home communities in Mexico and Central America to embark on an uncertain journey in search of a better future. To help make them less vulnerable, the ICRC has helped to produce a series of radio spots with Practical Advice for Migrants in various indigenous languages.

20 Aug 2015 description

En el marco de su acción humanitaria en favor de las personas migrantes, las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja de la región y el CICR impulsan medidas de autocuidado y hacen énfasis en la necesidad de mitigar las consecuencias humanitarias que padece dicha población.

18 Aug 2015 description

Migrants endure great physical and emotional hardship. The ICRC and Red Cross Societies in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are encouraging migrants to take measures to look after their health and well-being. Whether it's being equipped for the journey, seeking health care or staying in touch with family, the aim is to cover all the scenarios migrants frequently encounter.

28 Oct 2014 description

Actividades de la CICR en favor de las personas migrantes en la región de Enero hasta Agosto 2014

22 Jan 2014 description

To the untrained eye, the psychological effects of armed conflict and violence can be hard to recognize. The ICRC is stepping up its efforts to highlight psychological trauma and help those who suffer from it.

Over the past two years, the ICRC has almost doubled the size of its Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team, which now consists of some 55 staff.

22 Feb 2013 description

21-02-2013 Comunicado de prensa

Ciudad de México (CICR) - El CICR y la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB) firmaron hoy un convenio de colaboración para trabajar en el fortalecimiento de las normas de los derechos humanos relativas al uso de la fuerza y su aplicación, así como para apoyar a esa dependencia a promover medidas que mejoren la respuesta a la tragedia de las personas desaparecidas y sus familiares..

13 Dec 2012 description

Genève (CICR) – Le 12 décembre, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) intégrera dans sa base de données sur le droit international humanitaire coutumier une nouvelle sélection de cas issus de la pratique de 23 pays en matière de conflits armés et portant sur des questions d’intérêt humanitaire telles que la distinction entre combattants et civils, l’emploi de certaines armes, la protection des personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays, le cadre juridique régissant l’internement et la détention en …

12 Dec 2012 description

Geneva (ICRC) –– On 12 December, the ICRC will make available on its online Customary IHL database an update of State practice of 23 countries relating to armed conflicts and humanitarian issues such as the distinction between combatants and civilians, the use of certain weapons, the protection of internally displaced persons, the legal framework for internment and detention in armed conflict, recruitment of child soldiers, and serious violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) that amount to war crimes.

07 Nov 2007 description

Ginebra (CICR) - Tras las recientes inundaciones en el estado de Tabasco, en el sur de México, decenas de miles de personas han sido alojadas temporalmente en refugios situados en toda la región afectada por el desastre.

Aunque por lo general el servicio está a disposición, en algunas partes del estado no funcionan los teléfonos y muchas personas no tienen noticias de sus familiares.

En colaboración con la Cruz Roja Mexicana, la delegación del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja en México (CICR) está trazando un programa para que los damnificados por las inundaciones puedan …

07 Nov 2007 description

Geneva (ICRC) - In the wake of recent flooding in Mexico's southern Tabasco state, tens of thousands of people have been temporarily housed in shelters all across the disaster-affected area.

While service is generally available, telephones in some parts of the state are not working and many people have been left without news of loved ones.

The delegation in Mexico of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working with the Mexican Red Cross to set up a programme to restore links between flood victims who find themselves separated from relatives.