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10 Jan 2019 description

More than 7,000 families deported from neighbouring Angola and now back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received financial assistance in the border town of Kamako, in Kasai Province. This support will enable them to pay for their travel to be reunited with their loved ones or to improve their living conditions.

07 Jan 2019 description

Mali : maintenir la proximité avec les populations affectées

Jean-Nicolas Marti, chef de délégation du CICR au Mali, fait le bilan de l'année écoulée et annonce les perspectives pour l'année 2019.

La situation humanitaire reste critique, particulièrement dans les régions du Nord du pays et elle devient de plus en plus préoccupante dans le Centre, notamment dans un arc qui part de la frontière mauritanienne qui suit la boucle du fleuve Niger et se prolonge le long des frontières du Burkina Faso et du Niger.

07 Jan 2019 description

La région du lac Tchad (nord-est du Nigéria, Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, région de Diffa au Niger, et région du Lac au Tchad) traverse une crise humanitaire majeure. Onze millions de personnes seraient touchées par les conséquences désastreuses d’un conflit qui perdure (depuis près de dix ans), une pauvreté chronique, une absence de services de base, et l’insécurité alimentaire.

20 Dec 2018 description

What does it take for a health worker to wish death for her patient, even while doing everything to save her? This is just one of the agonizing questions I was confronted with during a mental health assessment in and around Mosul, Iraq, after fighting there began to subside late last year.

We drove four hours and passed six checkpoints, through one destroyed village after the next, along ghostly, silent streets with no markets or playing children.

17 Dec 2018 description

Plus de 7000 familles, retournées et expulsées d’Angola, ont reçu une assistance financière dans la ville frontière de Kamako, dans la province du Kasaï, au centre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ce soutien leur permet, pour les uns, de trouver un moyen de transport pour rejoindre leurs proches et, pour d’autres, d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

François doit retrouver sa famille à Kananga, la capitale de la province voisine du Kasaï-Central : « j'ai deux enfants malades et ici, je n'ai aucun médicament à leur donner »

17 Dec 2018 description

In September and October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) gradually resumed its regular pace of activities across Yemen: relief work but also support to healthcare facilities and water corporations. The situation in the country is desperate and we are advocating for a political solution to put an end to the immense humanitarian suffering and allow aid to reach all those in need.

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 10,237 surgeries performed in ICRC supported facilities

  • 196,917 persons received food assistance

14 Dec 2018 description

The UN sponsored peace talks on Yemen have brought a small chink of hope: agreement of a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeida. It’s an important step, the first significant move towards peace in years. But for so many of Yemen’s civilians, the ceasefire may not have come soon enough. An estimated 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished, and in recent months ICRC staff at primary health centres have seen an increase in their numbers.

13 Dec 2018 description
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Environmental and Social Management Framework Provision of Essential Health Services Project

South Sudan management frameworks and social assessment

The ICRC in South Sudan will expand its primary and secondary health-care services (including mental health and psychosocial support) in the frame of the World Bank-financed health services project (PEHSP).

The project's objective is to increase the utilization and quality of an essential package of health services in the Republic of South Sudan, notably in the former states of Upper Nile and Jonglei.

05 Dec 2018 description

Preface

Throughout its history, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been closely associated with life-saving assistance, surgical operations, physical rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, psychosocial support, safer behaviour in environments contaminated by weapons and other efforts to assist the wounded. In times of conflict, this is commonly referred to “war surgery”.

05 Dec 2018 description

Lutter contre une épidémie aussi effrayante dans une région en proie à la violence n'est pas une mince affaire.

« Ebola a bouleversé notre existence. Ici, à Beni, tout le monde vit dans l'angoisse. Tu en arrives à te méfier de ton frère et de tes amis parce que tu ne sais pas s'ils sont malades ou non », raconte Euloge, un infirmier travaillant dans un centre de santé privé à Beni.

Comme Euloge, beaucoup d'habitants de Beni sont désemparés, se sentant pris entre le marteau et l'enclume.

04 Dec 2018 description

Safe Access to Urban Services in Armed Conflict and Violence

Diane Misenga Kibeya

Deputy Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the African Union

15th International Conference on Urban Health Managing Urbanization for Health: A Priority for all Nations Kampala 26-30 November 2018  

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

29 Nov 2018 description

Dans ce numéro du bulletin de la délégation régionale à Madagascar : accès aux soins des personnes détenues, droits des détenus, chirurgie de guerre et Droits de l'Homme

PUBLICATION 27 | NOVEMBRE 2018 | MADAGASCAR

Le milieu carcéral : un terrain favorable à la propagation de la tuberculose, du paludisme et du VIH/SIDA

28 Nov 2018 description

Public statement from Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):

Relentless, high-casualty attacks in Afghanistan are beating down Afghans’ morale. Civilian casualties in this country have risen for eight years in a row, with violence in 2018 killing a record number of ordinary citizens – 1,692 -- in the first six months.

28 Nov 2018 description

Fighting an outbreak in an area rife with violence comes with unique challenges.

"Ebola changed our life here in Beni. Everyone is afraid. You're scared of even your brother and your friend because you don't know if they're sick or not," says Euloge, a nurse at a private health centre in Beni.

Like Euloge, many people in Beni are worried and feel caught between a rock and a hard place.

27 Nov 2018 description

Olivia Hill has worked in numerous humanitarian emergencies across the world. The British midwife has just finished a one-year mission with the ICRC in Myanmar and looks back on her time in the country.

Any mother will tell you that being pregnant while on the move is difficult at the best of times. Being pregnant while fleeing bitter violence, walking for days to get to safety, and then taking a boat to a different country, is another matter entirely.

21 Nov 2018 description

Depuis début octobre, plus de 300 000 ressortissants congolais ont été expulsés d’Angola.

Depuis début octobre, plus de 300 000 ressortissants congolais ont été expulsés d'Angola. Près de 70 % ont transité par la ville frontière de Kamako (RDC) pour regagner leur foyer dans la province du Kasaï. Aujourd'hui, 50 000 personnes sont bloquées à Kamako, où elles survivent dans le plus grand dénuement.

20 Nov 2018 description

Four years ago, Warda was a dental technician and owned a very well established laboratory in Baghdad. Through a series of poor life choices, diminished financial means and lack of access to healthcare, the 60-year-old diabetic’s journey turned tragic.

Originally from Mosul, Warda moved to Baghdad to escape violence and he set up a laboratory there. He was able to generate a substantial income and support is family in Canada, where his five children and seven grandchildren live. By this time, Warda knew he was diabetic and needed to take good care of his health.