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27 Apr 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Española


Desde que comenzara el año 2018, más de 8.000 personas han llegado a Europa buscando un futuro mejor, lejos de la violencia que sufren en sus países de origen. Además, 368 han perdido la vida en el intento o han desaparecido.

En 2017, 178.547 personas refugiadas y migrantes llegaron a Europa tanto por mar como por tierra. Los principales países receptores son Grecia, Italia, España y Chipre. Un 16% de las personas que han llegados son niños, mientras que un 12% son mujeres y el 72% hombres.

09 Apr 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Española

• El proyecto se lleva a cabo en siete ciudades europeas de Reino Unido, Francia, Austria, Dinamarca, Italia, Eslovenia y Chipre.

• Está cofinanciado por la Dirección General de Empleo, Asuntos Sociales e Inclusión de la Comisión Europea.

15 Mar 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • La Organización cuenta con 2.421 plazas de acogida en 46 provincias para estas personas solicitantes de asilo.

  • La intervención de Cruz Roja consta de varias fases que cubren desde la primera acogida hasta la integración y autonomía de los participantes, con una duración de 18 a 24 meses.

Cruz Roja está incrementando su intervención con personas refugiadas, dentro y fuera de nuestro país.

13 Mar 2018 description


“Prepararse para lo inesperado e imposible”

Algunos podrían preguntarse, dado el amplio y creciente número de crisis naturales y originadas por el ser humano –para las cuales estamos preparándonos y respondiendo–, por qué la Cruz Roja / Media Luna Roja está dedicando tiempo y recursos a la preparación para emergencias nucleares, eventos que históricamente son poco comunes.

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.

07 Feb 2018 description

Farm animals are helping families in Ukraine kick-start small businesses after four years of conflict which have seen jobs lost and homes destroyed.

Dozens of families from the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions in the country’s east received about 40 Swiss francs each from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to get their projects off the ground.

Investing in animals and small-scale farming has been top of the list for the majority of the 164 families taking part in the livelihoods scheme.

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.

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.


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.