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19 Jan 2018 description
Years of drought have spiralled Somaliland’s nomadic communities into a food crisis, causing most – if not all – of their camels, sheep and goats to die and, with them, their livelihoods.
16 Jan 2018 description
All Red Cross branches in Mauritius are on high alert. In La Réunion, the Red Cross Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform has activated its disaster response plan and volunteers are on standby.
16 Jan 2018 description
People not only need shelter, food, safe drinking water and household items, but they also must feel safe in such an insecure environment where sexual violence is rampant, says ICRC.
12 Jan 2018 description
Rajshahi, Pabna, Dinajpur and Kushtia are the most affected districts. The cold wave is predicted to continue until 14 January, with one or two more expected later this month.
09 Jan 2018 description
The outbreak is fueled in large part by the Kasai conflict, which has led to the near total collapse of the region’s health system. More than 1,000 people have died since January 2017.
29 Dec 2017 description
On the UN vision of reform, the ICRC highlights protection as essential to development and peace, as well as to neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action.
28 Dec 2017 description
The evacuation came after an agreement was reached between the parties to the conflict to evacuate 29 people. So far, 16 patients have been medically evacuated from Eastern Ghouta to Damascus.
26 Dec 2017 description
Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. More than 500,000 people in 23 provinces have been affected.
23 Dec 2017 description
Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, and washed away vast amounts of livelihoods.
20 Dec 2017 description
Displaced people staying in municipalities east of Lake Lanao come from the worst affected parts of Marawi City that have not opened for return yet and remain dependent on aid.
18 Dec 2017 description
Anti-personnel mines, in particular improvised mines, are taking a heavy toll on civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. Children account for 42% of all civilian casualties.
11 Dec 2017 description
New cases of relatives contacting the organization looking for family have increased by almost 90% over this period (2012-2016), with 18,000 new cases opened last year alone.
29 Nov 2017 description
Whether in the Maghreb, Mediterranean or Central America, as a result of migration, violence or conflict, those who go missing leave behind families, memories, and lives.
16 Nov 2017 description
The games give children psychosocial support in this landscape of bamboo shelters where more than 600,000 people have recently arrived from Myanmar.
13 Nov 2017 description
Volunteers are providing support for victims of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that left at least 328 people dead and 3950 injured in Iran. In Iraq, 9 are reported dead and over 425 are injured.
03 Nov 2017 description
The ICRC is supporting the return of displaced residents by enhancing their access to health care and potable water. Health stations have received essential medicines and supplies.
01 Nov 2017 description
Across Iraq, conflict has taken its toll on education. Temporary schools were created in caravans, without electricity, cooling systems, or heat insulation. Now rebuilding has begun.
19 Oct 2017 description
Of the 65 million people displaced by violence and war, just over 20 million are refugees, while the remaining majority are displaced in their own countries, often more than once.
18 Oct 2017 description
Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge a suspendu la distribution de nourriture, l’accès à l’eau et aux soins de santé, et le rétablissement de liens familiaux suite d’une intrusion d’hommes armés dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal
13 Oct 2017 description
The emergency, caused by torrential rains and Tropical Storm Nate, has affected 90 per cent of the country. Volunteers are providing shelter, healthcare and clean water.