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18 Oct 2017 description

Transcripción del Discurso pronunciado en el Taller de estudios superiores sobre las normas internacionales por las que se rigen las operaciones militares (SWIRMO por la Dra. Helen Durham, Directora del Departamento de Derecho Internacional y Políticas Humanitarias del CICR.

General, distinguidos invitados, señoras y señores:

18 Oct 2017 description

Geneva/Antananarivo, 18 October **–** The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy, arrives later today in Madagascar as the Red Cross response to the plague outbreak continues.

Mr Sy will spend Thursday 19 October meeting with Red Cross officials and volunteers involved in the response, as well as senior government figures. Mr Sy will announce a major international appeal for Madagascar.

18 Oct 2017 description

El presidente del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Peter Maurer, visita México a partir de hoy y hasta el 20 de octubre para reunirse con las más altas autoridades del país, y participar en el XI Taller para Oficiales Superiores sobre las Normas Internacionales por las que se rigen las Operaciones Militares (SWIRMO), organizado por el CICR conjuntamente con la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional de México (SEDENA).

18 Oct 2017 description

Genève /Bamako (CICR) – A la suite d’une intrusion d’hommes en armes dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) se voit contraint de suspendre une partie de son assistance en faveur des populations de cette région du nord du Mali.

18 Oct 2017 description

NHQ, BDRCS/Oct 17: To support the flood-affected population in the Kurigram District, Bangladesh, BDRCS and ShelterBox has signed a MoU today. BMM Mozharul Huq, ndc, Secretary General, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Nazmul Azam Khan, Director, Response and representatives from shelterBox Trust was present on the occasion.

17 Oct 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 5.5 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some two million people over 18 months, to contribute to the reduction in mortality and morbidity due to the plague outbreak in 22 priority regions through effective prevention and response activates. The focus of the appeal is on Health (including health preparedness and prevention) for individuals or households affected by the plague outbreak.

17 Oct 2017 description
report British Red Cross

With peak hunger season approaching in Southern Africa, many rural communities are once again feeling the strain.

In rural Zimbabwe alone, it’s forecast that 1.1 million will be food insecure between January and March 2018.

But one community is bucking the trend, having reaped the rewards of a Red Cross community resilience project.

Brain food

A nutritious bowl of porridge is something the pupils at Mabhiza School enjoy every morning – but just six months ago this wasn’t possible.

17 Oct 2017 description

Biniyam was only 5 when armed men abducted him from a traditional gold mining site in Gambella, Ethiopia and taken to war-torn South Sudan.

His mother tried to stop the kidnapping but was shot by the abductors. Both Biniyam's mother and father, who was absent during the April 2017 attack, had never expected they would see their son again. But this family's story has a happy ending.

17 Oct 2017 description

Plus de 55 000 réfugiés burundais vivent aujourd'hui dans le camp de Mahama. Situé dans la province orientale du Rwanda, ce camp accueille des personnes ayant fui l'agitation politique que connaît le Burundi depuis avril 2015.

Dans le cadre du programme du CICR visant à permettre le rétablissement des liens familiaux dans la région des Grands Lacs, la délégation de Kigali a distribué des cartes SIM aux réfugiés burundais accueillis dans le camp de Mahama. L'idée est de faciliter la reprise de contact direct entre les membres des familles burundaises dispersées.

17 Oct 2017 description

Les régions Mirwa perdent en moyenne 100 tonnes de terres arables par an, selon le ministère de l'agriculture et l'élevage. Cette situation alarmante n'a pas laissé la Croix-Rouge du Burundi indifférente. Elle s'est inscrite à la mobilisation de la population pour la prévention des risques de catastrophe à travers son approche "Ménage Modèle". C'est ainsi que les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi se sont encore mobilisés pour contribuer aux activités de protection de l'environnement. C'était dans la semaine du 9 au 13 octobre 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

Cordula Droege & David Tuck, ICRC Legal Advisers

The second part of this two-part blog on partnering in warfare discusses the issues of ensuring respect for IHL and State responsibility for internationally wrongful acts, including violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). See Part 1 on the introduction and setting the legal framework.

Fighting together and international humanitarian law: Ensuring respect for IHL

16 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Panameña

El pasado 20 Septiembre, el Huracán Maria impacto a la Isla de Puerto Rico dejando a miles de personas damnificadas. El 25 de Septiembre la Cruz Roja Panameña en solidaridad con el pueblo de Puerto Rico tomo la decisión de abrir un centro de acopio para que todo el pueblo Panameño pudiera tener un lugar para captar ayuda humanitaria y así ser llevada a Puerto Rico.

16 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu/Nairobi (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have been responding to urgent needs following Saturday's explosion in Mogadishu. Two days on, the death toll continues to rise as bodies under the ruble are discovered.

In the past 48 hours, official sources confirm the deaths of 276 people, while over 284 survivors have been admitted to Keysaney, Medina, Daru Alshifa, Mogadishu City, Somali Sudanese and Kalkaal hospitals. The wounded are receiving treatment for the serious injuries they have sustained.

16 Oct 2017 description

The situation

Tropical Depression 23W developed in the Vietnam Eastern Sea (South China Sea). On 8 October, the level of danger was raised to orange, with high winds up to 40 mph. The storm brought heavy rain which caused land erosion and flooding to parts of central and northern Viet Nam since 9 October.

16 Oct 2017 description
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October 16th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated a new project to support the government-run Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, at a total cost of $284,000 (QR 1,025,920).

In coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), QRCS's mission in Gaza is implementing a plan to renovate and develop the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), giving a much-needed help for cardiac patients in the enclave.

16 Oct 2017 description

Seminar on the Kampala Convention, jointly organized by IGAD and the ICRC in Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held its second Seminar on the Kampala Convention, focusing on the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Africa. The seminar, which was held on 10-11 October 2017 in Nairobi, was a follow up of the seminar IGAD and ICRC held on the Kampala Convention in October 2016.

16 Oct 2017 description

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 16 October 2017 - A fully equipped field hospital opened today to provide vital health care to thousands of people from Myanmar living in dire conditions in Cox’s Bazar.

The 60-bed hospital, the size of two football fields, has three wards, an operating theatre, delivery suite with maternity ward, psychosocial support, an outpatient department and an isolation unit.

“Families have spent weeks in appalling conditions since fleeing Rakhine,” said Finnish Red Cross’ Dr Pentti Haatanen, the chief medical officer at the hospital.