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- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
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Five years ago, fighting on the border of Sudan and South Sudan split a community in two. Hundreds of families were separated when they fled the violence and lost contact with each other completely. Following word of mouth, the ICRC managed to reconnect them—and with one phone call, managed to share news with 2,500 people about their loved ones.
By Peter Maurer, ICRC President
Syria enters its seventh year of fighting in 2018. Hunger and disease will affect millions of people in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Around the world people will flee conflict only to become trapped in misery, as seen in Libya. People will suffer from immediate and long-term effects of conflict and violence, as I witnessed in Central African Republic earlier this month.
Exode causé par la violence au Myanmar
Thousands more flee violence in Myanmar
ICRC remains committed to South Sudan’s people
Operational Highlights for 2017
The fourth year of South Sudan's civil war saw a severe deterioration of humanitarian conditions across the country. The conflict has claimed innumerable lives and left millions forcibly displaced from their homes and unable to meet even their most basic needs. Levels of acute insecurity reached an all-time high last year with six million people unable to provide sufficient amount of food.
Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) demande plus de 2 milliards de francs suisses à ses donateurs pour assurer le financement de ses opérations sur le terrain en 2018 et pouvoir apporter aide et protection à des millions de personnes touchées par des conflits et d'autres situations de violence.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has asked its donors for more than 2 billion Swiss Francs to fund its field operations in 2018, to assist and protect millions of people affected by conflict and other situations of violence.
The appeal, which marks an 11.6% increase in the ICRC's 2017 field budget, will allow the organization to continue responding to the most urgent needs of people caught up in conflict in the world's most challenging hotspot such as in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, DR Congo and Yemen.
Community engagement and accountability supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and work with them to address unhealthy and unsafe practices. It maximizes the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s unique relationship with the community to help them speak out about the issues that affect them and influence decision and policy-makers to implement positive change.
Protection des personnels de santé et personnels humanitaires dans les conflits*
C’est pour moi un honneur de prendre la parole devant vous ce matin, et je remercie la France d’avoir organisé cette réunion importante.
Depuis la dernière fois que je me suis adressé au Conseil sur ce sujet, les attaques brutales contre les blessés et les malades, les personnels de santé, les ambulances et les installations médicales se sont poursuivies sans relâche.
ICRC President's speech on the protection of medical and humanitarian personnel in conflict
Since my last briefing, brutal attacks have continued, unabated, against the wounded and sick, medical care providers, ambulances and health care facilities.
We are at risk of creating a 'new normal': too many actors are legitimizing attacks as "collateral damage" rather than outrageous violations.
The question we need to be asking today is 'where is the urgency to bring attacks to an end?'
Speech delivered by ICRC President Peter Maurer at the Senior Workshop on International Rules governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) on Friday 20 October, Mexico City.
Firstly, thank you for your participation at this, the eleventh SWIRMO conference, which I hope is sparking valuable discussions.
The ICRC's Physical Rehabilitation Program in South Sudan provides services for persons with physical disabilities to restore their mobility and help them rebuild their lives. In 2017, the ICRC is supporting centres in Juba, Rumbek and Wau.
Between January and September, we distributed monthly household food rations to over 450,000 people in need, and provided seeds and tools to 277,000 people. Our surgical teams performed 2,800 surgical interventions and evacuated 590 weapon wounded people.
Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.
The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.
Isolation and dependence makes people deprived of their liberty extremely vulnerable. At the same time, in most countries, prisons are rarely a priority and financial resources allocated to them are often scarce. In South Sudan this situation has been exacerbated by years of armed conflict and severe economic crisis.
ICRC Statement to Arms Trade Treaty Conference of States Parties
Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer to the High Level Segment of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.
Today, we are witnessing brutal wars raging in many countries around the world, such as in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, South Sudan and Somalia. Urban violence is skyrocketing in Latin America and newer wars have emerged in recent years in places like Ukraine.
Juba/Geneva: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is shocked and dismayed by the killing of one of its staff in South Sudan. The ICRC driver died on Friday after helping to deliver aid to victims of the armed conflict.
Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel was killed when an ICRC convoy of nine trucks and a four-wheel-drive vehicle was shot at by unknown assailants. The convoy was returning from an assistance operation in Western Equatoria.
The numbers associated with South Sudan’s violence reveal the level of brutality being carried out against civilians. Of the country’s population of 12 million, one in three residents has been displaced, while one in two is severely hungry and in need of food assistance.
In an effort to assist residents harmed by warfare, the ICRC on Aug. 10-11 distributed an emergency food supply to 1,000 families – or about 6,000 people -- in the village of Deim Zubeir, located in the northwest South Sudan.
A man storms into the operating theatre. He is angry and carrying a gun. His wife just died while giving birth despite all efforts by the doctors to save her. He raises his weapon and starts shooting.
Rita Dominic Kiyawa tells her story as if it happened yesterday, even though four years have passed since the attack on Wau Teaching Hospital (WTH), where she has been working as a nurse since 1989. She likes her job, but after witnessing an attack that could have taken her life, she almost resigned from her career that she considers her destiny.
Juba (ICRC) - The president of the ICRC arrived in South Sudan today to view the devastating effects that the country's continued violence is having on the millions of residents on the brink of extreme hunger.
The numbers associated with South Sudan's violence reveal the level of brutality being carried out against civilians. Of the country's population of 12 million, one in three residents has been displaced, while one in two is severely hungry and in need of food assistance.
Safe water to combat cholera
Millions of people suffer from the lack of clean water in South Sudan. Coupled with the unsanitary environment that accompanies the rainy season, the lack of clean water leads to outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as cholera, which remains endemic in South Sudan.