De janvier à juin 2018, en étroite collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge Malienne, plus de 20 000 personnes déplacées, réfugiées, retournées et sinistrés ont bénéficié d'une assistance en vivres et en biens essentiels de ménage dans le Nord et le centre du pays. Par ailleurs, nos équipes se sont employées à faciliter l'accès à l'eau et à la santé pour les personnes et leurs animaux victimes des effets combinés du conflit armé ou des situations de violences et de la sécheresse.
Pour la deuxième fois en l'espace de quelques mois, Ebola frappe à nouveau la République démocratique du Congo. Aujourd'hui, le virus meurtrier menace le Nord-Kivu, une province ravagée par un conflit armé et par la violence, ce qui risque de rendre cette nouvelle flambée encore plus dévastatrice.
Kabul/Geneva (ICRC) – Since intense fighting broke out four days ago in Ghazni, Central Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross has provided dressing packages and oral and intravenous medicine to treat wounded at the provincial hospital. The ICRC also urgently responded with the life-saving supply of fresh water and electricity for surgeries of the wounded, and delivered material for the management of mortal remains.
For the second time in a matter of months, Ebola once again threatens lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This time the deadly Ebola has struck North Kivu, an area rife with armed conflict and violence that could make the virus even more devastating.
Kinshasa / Genève (CICR/Fédération) – Une équipe d'experts de la Croix-Rouge vient d'arriver dans la ville de Beni, proche de l'épicentre de la flambée d'Ebola qui touche le Nord-Kivu, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
Kinshasa/Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).
Violence escalated in the border area of Gaza at the end of March, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of wounded, many by live ammunition.
Hospitals, overwhelmed by a series of influxes of injured people, reached the limit of their capacity.
Medical staff soon faced uneasy dilemmas: either discharge patients early or have no space to receive new ones. The burden that hospitals could not handle fell on the shoulders of the families, adding emotional, financial and logistical stress to already difficult lives.
Reaching rural communities with medical services in South Sudan
"Seventy percent of deaths in South Sudan are caused by curable diseases such as malaria, respiratory tract infections and diarrhea," says Divin Barutwanayo, ICRC's Deputy Health Coordinator in South Sudan. The country also has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
The incident killed at least nine people and wounded 11 others who include civilians
As a result of Tuesday's blast in Lamitan City, Basilan, which killed at least 9 people and wounded 11 others including civilians, two International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) health staff visited yesterday the Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga City to offer its support for those who were wounded.
Sudan: Providing relief to people affected by conflict
The ICRC and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) continued to provide relief to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in 2017.
Ethiopia: Addressing the needs of vulnerable communities in 2018
In 2018, the ICRC has continued to address the needs of vulnerable groups and individuals in Ethiopia by partnering with national bodies in order to do so as effectively as possible. We visited thousands of detainees in federal and regional prisons to assess their living conditions and ensure that they are treated humanely.
In 1926, when Lady Reading started collecting funds to establish a hospital in Peshawar, no one could have anticipated that the facility would one day provide medical care to 28 million people. The hospital meets the health-care needs of people from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Today, this 1,600-bedded tertiary care hospital is one of the main referral hospitals for 26 districts of KP.
Geneva, 16 July 2018 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met Monday to announce a collaboration agreement focused on providing better care to individuals and communities burdened by these diseases in hard-to-reach conflict-affected areas and detention centres.
Manila (ICRC) – Close to 500 families that found themselves displaced by the recent outbreak of fighting in the southern part of Lanao del Sur province, in Mindanao, and remain displaced to date received food and other essential supplies provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
Geneva/Addis Ababa (ICRC) — Inter-communal clashes in southern Ethiopia are fueling a rapidly swelling humanitarian crisis in which more than 800,000 people are forcibly displaced from their homes and do not have food, clean water, shelter, or other basic necessities.
Dhaka (ICRC) – I am leaving this region with a sober assessment of the situation here. I travelled to both sides of the border – to the northern parts of Rakhine State where people had fled violence in huge numbers and to the camps of Cox's Bazar.
I met those who stayed and those who left and it is clear that people are suffering on both sides. People lack secure housing, electricity, latrines, medicine and health care. There are few options for people to earn an income to allow them to move beyond aid and emergency conditions.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.
On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit parts of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, significantly affecting the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces. The Papua New Guinea Government's National Disaster Center (NDC), estimates that over 544,000 people have been affected throughout the five provinces, with more than 270,000 people in immediate need of assistance. The estimated death toll is currently at 100. Due to the remoteness of many of the areas struck by the earthquake, no complete assessments have been possible to date.
A statement from Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on the situation in Hodeida, Yemen.
The most recent push for Hodeida is likely to exacerbate an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen. The population has already been weakened to extreme levels.
Le CICR mène des activités en République islamique de Mauritanie depuis 1970. Il y a ouvert une délégation en 2013. Le CICR visite les personnes détenues et s’efforce d’améliorer leurs conditions matérielles et de traitement en détention. Dans l’est du pays, il soutient les populations résidentes et réfugiées dans leurs besoins essentiels, tels que l’accès à l’eau et aux services vétérinaires.