Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.
This year we saw famine loom over our world as millions faced starvation. The ICRC, like others, accelerated its food assistance program and in South Sudan last month I saw the difference this aid is having on the ground.
But millions are still facing severe food shortages. And this is not one-off. We saw major famines in 2011, and in the previous decade and the one before that too.
Throughout the long years of conflict in Syria, the ICRC has been present, working in close proximity to people: to understand their needs and challenges, and to adapt our response in the light of their changing needs.
We’ve worked closely with our dedicated colleagues in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, bringing food, water, shelter and medicine whenever we can.
(New York) – At a UN General Assembly High-Level event on Syria, ICRC President Peter Maurer urged for the protection of Syrian civilians trapped by violence and internally displaced by conflict. The event "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" was hosted by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini of the European Commission.
Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, Ministerial-level event on Iraq, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.
As you know, the International Committee of the Red Cross is on the ground throughout Iraq. We witness the ebb and flow of the battles and their humanitarian consequences: in the hospitals, in the camps, and in the towns and villages. The Iraqi people have suffered enormously over the past few years.
Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.
The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.
Maps / Infographics
The Water and Habitat Unit (WatHab) unit is part of the assistance division. The post holder
will be part of this unit and will participate to maintenance and development of the WEB GIS
for the ICRC. Furthermore he‐she will contribute to the mapping production when needed.
He‐She will work directly under the supervision of the GIS Coordinator with additional
technical inputs coming from the GIS team in Geneva.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Join the Protection team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC delegation in the Philippines is hiring for a:
Protection Field Officer
(based in Cotabato)
Participates in the assessment and monitoring of humanitarian situation in the area as well as the general political/socio-economical/security situation
Assists in the implementation of activities linked to the protection of civilians and support to detention activities
Join the Management team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC delegation is looking for a:
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER
based in Makati City
Under the supervision of the Head of Delegation, the Senior Executive Coordinator manages specific projects and files delegated by the management team and facilitates special or ad-hoc projects involving different departments. S/he also acts as a project officer, who defines the project logic and designs the framework.
El/La responsable de “Welcome” asegura el funcionamiento del Departamento de “Welcome” de la Delegación Regional de México.
Gestiona el equipo de “Welcome” de México y capacita, asesora y apoya a los oficiales “Welcome” de las misiones (Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panamá).
Con su equipo organiza planes de viaje, reservas, alojamientos, traslados y eventos siguiendo nuestras políticas internas.
La finalidad de este puesto es realizar y apoyar actividades especializadas de difusión y sensibilización al Derecho Internacional Humanitario y Derechos Humanos, en las Fuerzas Armadas, para promover un diálogo operacional y apoyar la interlocución estratégica basado en la acción humanitaria, neutral, imparcial e independiente del CICR.
Contribuir en la prevención de las consecuencias humanitarias asociadas al Uso de la Fuerza.
The ICRC is offering an e-learning module on the legal framework applicable to health care during armed conflicts and other emergencies.
The module offers a practical and interactive approach to learning based on a variety of pedagogical tools.Thanks to its user-friendly accessibility, the module suits the needs of a variety of publics, with or without a legal background.
Are you a doctor wondering how to interact with the media, or a nurse wondering how to treat patient information in difficult circumstances? Are you an ambulance driver unsure of what your responsibilities are? Are you a hospital administrator wondering what to do with overwhelming numbers of deceased patients? If so, the Health Care in Danger project's new e-learning module on the responsibilities of health-care personnel is for you.