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20 Sep 2017 description
Ongoing violence is causing massive displacement, uprooting almost a third of the population. Some flee in fear and others are forced, ICRC President Peter Maurer told the UN General Assembly.
18 Sep 2017 description
Most prisoners rely on their families for food, soap and clothes. However, as thousands of people continue to flee their homes, detainees lose a vital lifeline, becoming even more isolated.
13 Sep 2017 description
In Havana, Irma damaged electrical infrastructure, which has yet to be repaired due to flooding. Nearly 400 schools were affected and one of the main hospitals.
11 Sep 2017 description
80,000 stranded residents received crucial food and medicine aid as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent accessed the city by land for the first time in three years.
09 Sep 2017 description
IFRC has announced an international appeal for CHF1.1 million to support hundreds of hurricane-affected families in Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis.
24 Aug 2017 description
ICRC is concerned by the disruption of public services and deterioration of infrastructure in Libya. Hospitals are suffering from a shortage of medical supplies even as they see an increase in patients.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
21 Aug 2017 description
The International Committee of the Red Cross delivers food and other essential items to more than 64,000 people in West Mosul for the first time since the area was cut off from the world in 2014.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.
17 Aug 2017 description
Rainfall deficits have greatly affected the situation of crops. IFRC operations will assist the populations of Brakna and Gorgol who currently have high percentages in malnutrition cases.
15 Aug 2017 description
The evacuation of over 30,000 tourists and thousands of local people out of harm’s way was done in a timely and disciplined manner, said the head of the IFRC Country Cluster Support Team.
12 Aug 2017 description
A fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate was extended to affect considerably the region of Bizerte. Most of the 500 affected families are being sheltered within the local community, staying with relatives and neighbours.
09 Aug 2017 description
A pattern of recent airstrikes has killed and injured dozens of civilians in the Sa'ada and Taiz governorates in Yemen. Nine members of one family were killed and three critically injured in the latest incident.
07 Aug 2017 description
While authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in the region, Red Cross teams in Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau began repairing homes and providing temporary shelter.
03 Aug 2017 description
Concerns over water- and vector-borne diseases are mounting in northeastern India as flood waters recede, leaving behind contaminated water sources and conditions ripe for mosquitoes to breed.
28 Jul 2017 description
The Iraqi Red Crescent, the first relief provider to the displaced people, distributed 1,350,000 hot meals, 188,000 food baskets a month, and up to 600,000 liters of water per day.
28 Jul 2017 description
The fight against malnutrition and disease is pressing in the small, thirsty villages of Somalia. With the help of the Red Crescent, mobile teams are being deployed to communities cut off from basic health care.
14 Jul 2017 description
Armed conflict, sexual violence, food shortages, and displacement are among the factors contributing to what the British Red Cross has described as a 'silent emergency' across the Lake Chad Region of West Africa.
12 Jul 2017 description
An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya.
11 Jul 2017 description
Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have hit more than a million people and caused widespread damage.