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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.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

15 Sep 2017 description

This Operations Update No. 8 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) during the period between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017, with the support of its partners, to meet the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Summary

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.

23 Aug 2017 description

Elena Komarova, her husband and three children arrived to Kiev three years ago. The family fled from the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, where the sound of fighter planes and exploding artillery became the soundtrack of their days.

“I never thought that I would see such violence in my home town, people shooting at each other. This was totally crazy,” Komarova said.

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.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

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

07 Apr 2017 description

The destructive force of war in cities, the suffering it causes and the impact on people's lives and livelihoods – is a major concern of the ICRC in many countries in which we work.

This keynote speech was given by ICRC President Peter Maurer as part of the ICRC's Research and Debate cycle on "War in Cities", 4 April 2017 at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

We know that many of the world's conflict-affected cities - from Aleppo to Donetsk, from Gaza to Mogadishu, from Aden to Tripoli – are struggling to survive.