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For MONUSCO it’s civilian protection as usual notwithstanding pending closure

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That the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will wrap up at year-end is a definite but it...

Red Cross conference adopts document for further action

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Eleven Southern African countries were part of last month’s International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) international humanitarian law (IHL) regional conference in Pretoria,...

Red Cross international humanitarian law conference underway in Pretoria

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Conflict is a constant in the world and with it goes, more often than not, violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), the topic of...

Data breach at ICRC

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A data breach at the International Council of the Red Cross (ICRC) could have serious implications for humanitarian aid according to the United States...

Red Cross pulling out the stops in Cabo Delgado

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned by recent violence in Palma, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province to the extent it...

Nigerian police pledge ICRC training as thousands protest nationwide

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will help train Nigeria’s new tactical force as thousands nationwide continued to march against police brutality...

Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens, talks needed: Red Cross says

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Libya’s humanitarian crisis is worsening, compounded by the halt of oil operations, blockade of ports, and spread of COVID-19, the head of the International...

Dead Nigerian midwife mourned

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The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death as the Red Cross...

Islamic State Nigeria possibly targeting health workers

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Islamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours, the International Committee of the...

Number of non-international armed conflicts doubled in two decades

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The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee...

Nurse kidnapped in Somali capital

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Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a German nurse from the International Committee of the Red Cross in Mogadishu, police and the ICRC said. While abductions...

Red Cross says staff member killed in South Sudan ambush

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday one of its drivers was shot dead when a convoy of...

Three Red Cross staff kidnapped in DR Congo are free –...

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Three Red Cross staff members kidnapped last week in eastern DR Congo in an attack blamed by a rights group on Rwandan...

Three Red Cross workers kidnapped in DR Congo by suspected rebels

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Three Red Cross staff members have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack blamed by a rights group...

Burundi rebel group hands back officer seized last month

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A Burundian army officer who had been captured by a rebel group last month was handed back to his unit on Saturday,...

Three Red Cross workers missing in Mali are free and safe:...

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Three workers with International Committee of the Red Cross who went missing in northern Mali last week are free and in good...

Red Cross donates demining equipment to Zimbabwe

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has donated de-mining equipment, including detectors and protective equipment, to the Zimbabwe Mine Action...

Three Red Cross officials missing in northern Mali

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Three officials with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been missing since Saturday in northern Mali, a spokesman for...

Tunisian woman working for Red Cross in Yemen kidnapped in capital

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Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen as she was leaving home...

Tunisian woman working for Red Cross in Yemen kidnapped in capital

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Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen as she was leaving home...

ICRC steps up aid in Lake Chad area as Boko Haram...

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was stepping up its work in the Lake Chad region,...

Aid groups withdraw in South Sudan as fighting erupts

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Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organisations have withdrawn staff from...

Red Cross driver killed in north Mali attack

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Gunmen killed a driver with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday in an attack on his aid truck...

ICRC seeks record $1.7 billion for humanitarian work in 2015

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Thursday for a record 1.6 billion Swiss francs ($1.66 billion) to respond...

Red Cross suspends Libya operation after murder

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is suspending operations in Libya while it investigates the killing of a staff member...

Red Cross boosts South Sudan aid, plans first airdrops in years

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was planning its first airdrops in almost two decades and...

Red Cross says vehicle carrying five disappears in northern Mali

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The Red Cross said on Monday that one of its vehicles carrying five people went missing two days ago in northern Mali...

Some aid workers freed in Syria, risks to humanitarian effort grow

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Four of seven aid workers abducted in Syria have been freed, the Red Cross said on Monday, but there was no word...

Gunmen abduct six Red Cross workers and local volunteer in Syria

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Gunmen abducted six Red Cross aid workers and a local volunteer of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in northwest Syria on Sunday,...

Adopting an effective Arms Trade Treaty: A humanitarian imperative

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In many parts of the world, weapons are easy to obtain and armed violence pervasive as a result of the poorly regulated...

Military offensive in Central African Republic creating humanitarian problems – agencies

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Fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) between the militaries of the CAR and Chad and rebels has caused thousands of people...

Syria not in civil war but situation grave – ICRC

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The humanitarian situaton in Syria is serious but the country does not qualify as being involved in a civil war as the...

ICRC asks to visit Gaddafi’s son in prison

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has asked Libyan authorities to be allowed to visit Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in prison...

Red Cross inside Sirte, bombardment continues

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Aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) brought medical supplies into Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte as...

ICRC says foreigners among Tripoli prisoners

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Prisoners detained by Libyan rebels in the battle for Tripoli include foreigners from several African countries, a spokesman for the International Committee...

Statement by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim at the Eleventh Annual Regional...

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Excellencies; Honourable members of official delegations from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other participating countries; Mr Gherardo Pontrandolfi, Head of the...

Protect children: Ebrahim

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The protection of civilians, including children in armed conflict countries, must remain a priority of the United Nations system, says International Relations...

Hospitals, medical staff targeted in wars, ICRC says

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Hospitals, health care workers and ambulances are increasingly targeted in conflicts worldwide from Libya to Somalia, depriving millions of sick and wounded...

ICRC wants food for Somalia but can’t take UN aid

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) almost doubled its budget for Somali aid but said it would not be able...

Child malnutrition in Somalia at dire levels: ICRC

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One in 10 children in parts of drought-hit Somalia is at risk of starving to death, twice as many as recently as...

Laws of war must be obeyed: Mgwebi

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The Law of Armed Conflict places a duty upon states to respect, and ensure respect, for its underlying legal instruments in all...

SA to host “rules of war” conference

A high-level workshop on international rules governing military operations is set to be held on the African continent for the first time....

Somalia most worrying humanitarian case: ICRC

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Somalia is the world's most worrying humanitarian crisis because of the scale of the needs there and limited scope for relief due...

French Red Cross aid worker released after 89 days

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French aid worker Laurent Maurice, who was kidnapped in Chad last year, was released in good health last week after three months...