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01 Aug 2018 description

Residents of the villages scattered along the shore of the Sea of ​​Azov between Mariupol and Novoazovsk had always felt blessed by fortune. There was never a lack of people wanting to spend a lazy vacation there by the sea, and fish stocks were the envy of the world. In Berdyanske, for example, a village whose residents are all fishermen, spring and fall would be dedicated to fishing trips. In the summer, locals could rent their homes to tourists who came from across the Donbas to rest on the coastline.

24 Jul 2018 description

Of the hundreds of families that once called Vodiane home, only seven now inhabit this tiny village that was known as Mariupol's favourite vacation spot. But those times are long gone. Isolated and alone, Vodiane's 13 residents rejoice as they receive assistance material from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Before we leave, they tell us we need to come back more often, "even if just for a visit".

26 Jun 2018 description

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.

19 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

15 Feb 2018 description

Ukraine: In 2017, ICRC helped thousands of people affected by Donbas conflict

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

17 Jan 2018 description

Many people had to flee their homes in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. The ICRC, in cooperation with local Red Cross branches and local authorities, is carrying out assistance programmes to help such displaced people. In this way, it complements the aid provided by local authorities and other organizations wherever a need arises.

The ICRC regularly assesses the needs of the displaced people to adjust its response and focuses on the most vulnerable categories of the displaced people.

Southern Russia

09 Jan 2018 description

Cristina Azzarello & Matthieu Niederhauser, ICRC Law & Policy Associates

27 Dec 2017 description

Kyiv (ICRC) – Today, more than 300 detainees held in connection with the conflict in Ukraine were released with the participation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The operation, which took place near the town of Maiorsk, is the largest since the beginning of the conflict.

06 Dec 2017 description

Kyiv (ICRC) – Twenty years have passed since the adoption in Ottawa, Canada of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, commonly known as the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. This historic treaty, adopted on the basis of international humanitarian law, marked the first time that States agreed to completely ban the killers that anti-personnel landmines are. Since then there has been tangible progress, but the need to close the remaining gaps in its implementation remains strong.

13 Nov 2017 description

Kyiv (ICRC) – With cold weather approaching, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has increased its assistance to people still badly affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. On both sides of the contact line, ICRC teams are visiting vulnerable communities, distributing goods or cash, repairing homes, and working to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable Donbas residents.

24 Oct 2017 description

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.

13 Sep 2017 description

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.

11 Aug 2017 description

With hundreds of thousands of people living in towns and villages close to the front line in eastern Ukraine, survival is a daily fight. The ICRC has been helping such people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

We also support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross by boosting its capacity to respond to violence and other emergencies.

21 Jul 2017 description

Kiev/Donetsk (ICRC) – The ICRC welcomes the agreement reached in Minsk on 19 July on the establishment of safety zones along the contact line in eastern Ukraine. The zones will be created around two water installations: the Vasilevka First Pumping Station and the Donetsk Filtration Station. Troops and military equipment will be withdrawn and no military operations will take place there.

12 Jun 2017 description

Following a new localized spike in hostilities in eastern Ukraine, workers manning a major water pumping station could not stay on duty, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of being cut off from water and basic services. Dozens of explosive ordnance fell in the compound of the 1st Lift Pumping Station on the south Donbas water pipeline, between Vasilevka and Kruta Balka earlier this week. The staff of Voda Donbassa was forced to take refuge and eventually to leave the premises, putting the pumping station out of action.

08 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

06 Jun 2017 description

Jo implemented the ICRC’s Economic Security programmes in Ukraine from February 2016 until early May 2017, managing 45 staff. In this interview, Jo explains how the ICRC helps people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

What are the key programmes that you are working on?

24 May 2017 description

Kiev (ICRC)– Three years after the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, several thousand people are still missing, although the exact number is not known. What is clear is that too many families are still waiting to know the whereabouts of their relatives.

To shine a spotlight on this issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is today opening an exhibition in Slaviansk entitled Uncertainty: Families of the Missing on Both Sides of the Conflict, devoted to missing persons and their families on either side of the line of contact in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

21 Apr 2017 description

In the cold, early morning, Red Cross volunteers bring wood and start a fire at the small temporary building that provides warmth and comfort on the edge of the front line.

On the other bank of the Siverskyi Donets river, at a similar building, other Red Cross volunteers do the same thing for people on the other side.

20 Apr 2017 description

In 2014, the ICRC started assisting refugees flowing out of the East of Ukraine into Russia due to the ongoing conflict. Many of those displaced had left behind their homes to start from scratch in new cities.

Some of these refugees settled down in the South of Russia. For the past three years, ICRC, together with local authorities and the local Russian Red Cross branches, offered assistance to those who were particularly vulnerable.

Natalia