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11 Apr 2018 description

The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by the Joint Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which maintains close contact with the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Meiji Jingu Research Institute in Japan.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Europe and Central Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Europe and Central Asia.

06 Sep 2016 description
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This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.

08 Feb 2016 description

European Red Cross Societies are working with the ICRC to find missing family members, restore contact and reunite families.

As hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants pass through several European countries, often very rapidly, the Red Cross Societies have deployed staff and volunteers to border crossings, railway stations and other locations where migrants and refugees pass through or are accommodated.

20 Aug 2015 description

According to the information collected by the Red Cross Societies, between November 2014 and mid-2015, 28 migrants died in train accidents in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, four froze to death in Bulgaria, three died in traffic and train accidents in Serbia and two died in a fire in Croatia.

31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
17 Apr 2002 description

ICRC Skopje (17.04.02) - An assistance programme is presently underway targeting children, elderly people and mentally ill patients in medical centres throughout Macedonia. On 15th April the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) started a distribution of hygiene and baby parcels donated by the German Red Cross to several medical centres in the western and eastern part of the country. Thanks to the stabilization of the situation in the country, the ICRC has been able to reduce its emergency stocks and distribute additional relief items to those persons who are still most in need.

10 Dec 2001 description

Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

07 Dec 2001 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was the main humanitarian actor during the six-month conflict between the Macedonian security forces and the NLA. Its activities included:

  • providing relief mainly on a monthly basis to more than 120,000 displaced and resident populations.
  • evacuating more than 1,200 vulnerable people to safety from the conflict-affected areas
  • reuniting around 200 separated families from the Tetovo area after the sudden population movement in July
  • supplying more than 26 hospitals and clinics with basic medical and surgical supplies.
19 Oct 2001 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross has been permanently present in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia since 1991. During the NATO air campaign, it remained in the country, working together with the Yugoslav Red Cross to alleviate the suffering of the affected population. Since then, the Red Cross has built up wide-ranging assistance programmes, reaching out to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.

04 Oct 2001 description

ICRC Skopje - 04.10.01

07 Sep 2001 description

ICRC Skopje, 06.09.01 - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week launched its programme to alert the population to the danger of unexploded ordnance which, according to a recent expert assessment, is a significant threat to civilians living or planning to return to villages which were directly affected by the fighting between Macedonian security forces and the NLA.