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25 May 2018 description

Karishma clearly remembers the first day of training at Roshni Rehabilitation and Welfare Organization: she was sitting behind a sewing machine with 15 other women, some with disabilities and some having children with disabilities. However, all of them had an eager spark in their eyes to learn the art of stitching and embroidery over the next three months.

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.

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

27 Jun 2013 description

Annual Report for 2012: Reaching millions in need

27-06-2013 News Release 13/115

Geneva (ICRC) – In 2012, from the Sahel to Afghanistan, from Syria to Colombia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) once again provided aid for millions of people in critical need. Many of the emergencies and protracted crises that it responded to continue to devastate lives in 2013.

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.