Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- 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
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
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Most read reports
- A historic peace in Pibor, South Sudan, inspired youth to reconcile their differences
- South Sudan: UK aid agencies warn that peace will only hold if the voices of all South Sudanese are heard
- 'Anything that was breathing was killed': War crimes in Leer and Mayendit
- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock: Opening and Closing Statements at the High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan
- Civilians march with soldiers as Malakal unites in first-ever International Day of Peace walk
Geneva (ICRC) – The signing of a peace agreement between South Sudan's warring parties is a hopeful sign that a sustainable solution can be found for a conflict that has had tragic consequences for millions of civilians.
It is important that any political solution takes into account the needs of everyday South Sudanese people, especially marginalized groups like women, said Dominik Stillhart, the global director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Reaching rural communities with medical services in South Sudan
"Seventy percent of deaths in South Sudan are caused by curable diseases such as malaria, respiratory tract infections and diarrhea," says Divin Barutwanayo, ICRC's Deputy Health Coordinator in South Sudan. The country also has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
Juba/Nairobi (ICRC)—After weeks of fighting that prevented humanitarian aid from reaching people around Leer, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been granted safe access to deliver food and shelter supplies to more than 8,000 families.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.
Ginebra (CICR) – El número de conflictos armados no internacionales aumentó a más del doble desde principios de siglo, según datos del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR).
No solo hay más conflictos, sino también más partes en un conflicto. En los últimos seis años, han surgido más grupos armados que en los 60 años anteriores.
Como consecuencia, se observa un aumento del peligro para los civiles y un reto aún mayor para los trabajadores humanitarios.
Genève (CICR) – Le nombre de conflits armés non internationaux a plus que doublé depuis le début du siècle, selon les données du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).
Il y a non seulement davantage de conflits, mais aussi davantage de parties impliquées. On a vu apparaître plus de groupes armés au cours des six dernières années que lors des six précédentes décennies.
Conséquence : des risques plus élevés pour les civils et des défis plus importants pour les humanitaires.
Geneva (ICRC) – The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Not only are there more conflicts, but there are more sides in a conflict. More armed groups have emerged in the last six years than in the previous 60.
The consequence: increased danger for civilians and a greater challenge for humanitarians.
President's address at the Human Rights Watch Summit
Switzerland is the birthplace – 150 years ago – of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions that followed. And while the ICRC still has its headquarters in Geneva, we are a truly global organization of 16,000 staff working 80 countries affected by conflict and violence....places like Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Yemen, Myanmar, Colombia, Lake Chad.
PROTECTING LIVESTOCK IN SOUTH SUDAN
Keeping livestock alive and healthy is vital in a country where most of the population heavily depends on cattle, sheep and goats for their livelihood. But it’s also a very real challenge. Decades of armed conflict continue to undermine veterinary services in South Sudan. It increases the risk of epidemics, parasites, wounds and health issues that hamper the production and reproduction of livestock. For the past 30 years, the ICRC has implemented Livestock projects to mitigate these risks.
Juba/Geneva (ICRC) – Ten aid workers taken by an armed group last week were returned to Juba today by a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The South Sudanese aid workers were transported by ICRC aircraft from an area around Yei to the capital, Juba.
“The ICRC has a long-standing record as a neutral intermediary in these kinds of situations. We are pleased that these ten aid workers will now be able to return to their families,” said François Stamm, the head of delegation for the ICRC in South Sudan.
Juba (ICRC) – A distribution of seeds and farming tools for approximately 24,600 people was interrupted after armed men attacked the International Committee of the Red Cross' compound in Leer, South Sudan, forcing staff to evacuate and program activities to be suspended.
"We are shocked and disappointed by this attack, which is not only an attack on the ICRC, but also on the people we are here to assist", says Francois Stamm, ICRC's Head of Delegation in South Sudan.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is gravely concerned that South Sudan’s civil war continues to fuel horrific levels of violence in which civilians are injured and killed and property vital to their safety and survival is destroyed.
“My wife was shot,” said Ruey. “My children were shot…I was also shot. All of us became vulnerable.”
Ruey, his wife Nyalual, and two of their children were all injured by gunfire when fighting flared around their village near Nassir in February. One of the children—a seven-year-old boy—died as a result of the gunshot wound.
Preserving the civilian and humanitarian character of sites and settlements is fundamental to the protection of civilians fleeing armed conflict. It is, however, increasingly put at risk today by the presence of, or proximity to, fighters and armed activities. Infringements to the civilian and humanitarian character result in major protection concerns for internally displaced people and refugees hosted in the sites and adversely impact humanitarian actors.
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.