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15 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Intertropical Convergence (ZCI), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, hovered over Costa Rica; it subsequently developed into Tropical Storm Nate on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding and landslides throughout the country.

15 Dec 2017 description

The ICRC delegation to the African Union organized a briefing on ICRC activities in the Lake Chad Basin Region for the Defense Attachés of the Military Attachés Association based in Addis Ababa, on 8 December 2017.
The Military Attachés Association is composed of Defense Attachés, from various diplomatic representances to the AU, both member and partner states, who collaborate with the AU on armed forces related issues, peacekeeping missions and other security issues in the African continent.

15 Dec 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has placed its staff, volunteers, and logistics on high alert in the wake of the anticipated impact of Tropical Storm Urduja.

PRC’s Operations Center (OpCen) continuously monitors the path of Urduja and is closely coordinating with the local chapters for possible response and rescue operations.

14 Dec 2017 description

An ICRC team has been present in Paoua since Thursday 30 November to assess the needs of thousands of displaced people who have fled their villages in recent days due to fighting or fear of attack, and are seeking refuge around the town and are now providing them with support.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Europe and Central Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Europe and Central Asia.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Middle East. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Middle East.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Asia.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Durante 2017, Cruz Roja ha atendido a unas 22.560 personas, frente a las 10.389 personas de todo el año anterior.

  • Cruz Roja se encarga de la primera asistencia humanitaria de migrantes y refugiados que llegan a nuestras costas o que precisan atención a pie de valla en el caso de Ceuta y Melilla.

14 Dec 2017 description

International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules that, in times of armed conflict, seeks – for humanitarian reasons – to protect persons who are not, or are no longer, directly participating in hostilities, and to restrict means and methods of warfare. IHL thus establishes minimum standards of humane conduct that must be complied with in any situation of armed conflict. These standards aim, inter alia, to protect civilian populations and their means of survival.

14 Dec 2017 description

Le droit international humanitaire (DIH) est un ensemble de règles qui, en temps de conflit armé, cherchent – pour des raisons humanitaires – à protéger les personnes qui ne participent pas ou ne participent plus directement aux hostilités, et à restreindre le choix des moyens et méthodes de guerre. Il établit donc des normes minimales d'humanité qui doivent être respectées dans toute situation de conflit armé. Ces normes visent notamment à protéger les populations civiles et leurs moyens de survie.

14 Dec 2017 description

Le CICR et la Croix-Rouge du Burundi aident des membres de familles séparées à se retrouver.

A 16 ans, Odette*, qui avait quitté le Burundi en 2015 pour la République démocratique du Congo, a demandé au CICR son aide pour retourner au pays, et en novembre dernier, accompagnée de sa petite fille Fabiola*, elle a finalement retrouvé sa famille, dans la joie de tous.

13 Dec 2017 description

Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It is not an objective in itself but an essential part of fully integrating people with disabilities in society.

Restoration of mobility, the guiding force of all ICRC physical rehabilitation projects, is the first step towards enjoying such basic rights as access to food, shelter and education, finding a job and earning an income and, more generally, having the same opportunities as other members of society.

FOREWORD

13 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected.

13 Dec 2017 description

Persons with disabilities in armed conflicts

Alexander Breitegger, ICRC Legal Adviser

13 Dec 2017 description

The ICRC in Tajikistan and the Committee for Religious Affairs jointly organized a two-day workshop on the role of religious leaders in emergencies on from 11 to 12 October 2017.

Due to its geographical location, Tajikistan is highly prone to natural disasters, with over 100 incidents occurring every year. The workshop was organized to raise awareness of disaster preparedness for the potential community participants in relief efforts, and to consider them in the analysis, preparedness and response.

13 Dec 2017 description

Delegates from the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) briefed the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) and Blue Sky Rescue Team staffs on humanitarian principles and practices on Nov. 27th and 28th during an emergency management training session at CAG in Beijing. This was part of the three-week International Short-term Program on Emergency Management organized by National Institute of Emergency Management of CAG.

13 Dec 2017 description

Le nombre de familles séparées par un conflit, une situation de violence ou une catastrophe naturelle n'a jamais été aussi élevé depuis cinq ans, selon les données recueillies par le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR). Entre 2012 et 2016, on a ainsi enregistré une hausse de presque 90 % des nouveaux cas de personnes ayant fait appel à l'institution pour les aider à retrouver leurs proches, et 18 000 nouveaux dossiers ont été ouverts pendant la seule année 2016.