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Fighting someone else's battle

3 months agoArts : Prospero

JENNY KUPER is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF and for the International Committee of the Red Cross on a study on international humanitarian law. Show More Summary

Syria air strikes kills 25, including 6 children in Aleppo

Syria warplanes bombed the divided northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing 25, including six children, while a car bomb in Homs killed at least eight people. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) meanwhile said half a million people across war-torn Syria are wounded, with many lacking access to basic healthcare and treatment. [...]

Bubonic Plague Kills 20 in Madagascar

At least 20 people in a remote village of Madagascar died in an outbreak of bubonic plague last week. In October, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that Madagascar was at risk of an epidemic of the disease, which is spread by unsanitary conditions. Show More Summary

Colombia’s FARC frees ex-U.S. marine after four months in jungle

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC guerrillas have freed a former U.S. marine who was kidnapped in June while he trekked through the jungle in a known guerrilla area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the U.S. government said on S...

Colombia’s FARC frees kidnapped ex-U.S. marine: Red Cross

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC guerrillas have freed a former U.S. marine who was kidnapped in June while he trekked through the jungle in a known guerrilla area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunda...

7 Red Cross Workers Kidnapped in Syria

Another high-profile kidnapping in Syria's civil war: Gunmen have abducted a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross, after stopping their convoy early today in northern Syria, according to an ICRC spokesman. The abduction took place near the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province as...

6 Red Cross workers. a local volunteer abducted in Syria

Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a local volunteer of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in northwest Syria on Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The humanitarian agency had no contact with the unidentified gunmen but was appealing for the seven to be freed immediately, ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson said, [...]

Gunmen kidnap 7 Red Cross workers in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen abducted a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross after stopping their convoy early Sunday in northern Syria, a spokesman said, in the latest high-profile kidnapping in the country's civil war.

7 Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria

6 months agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross after stopping their convoy early Sunday along a roadside in northern Syria, a spokesman said.

Red Cross members kidnapped in Syria

Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to ICRC spokesman.

7 Red Cross Workers Kidnapped in Northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus says seven of the group’s workers have been kidnapped in northern Syria. Saleh Dabbakeh says gunmen abducted the team near the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province around 11:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Red Cross Calls for "Virtual Consequences" for Gamers Who Commit War Crimes

A statement released by the International Committee of the Red Cross late last month calls for a more realistic portrayal of war in military-themed videogames like Call of Duty, specifically with respect to the prosecution of war crimes and the people who commit them.

The Red Cross Wants Games to Have Consequences for War Crimes

6 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

The war over pretend war rages on, and the International Committee of the Red Cross has weighed in on violent games. Previously, they decided that gamers couldn't be convicted of war crimes for the things they're doing in games like Call of Duty. Yes, that's a real thing they spent time discussing.

What Syria looks like to Red Cross workers on the ground

7 months agoNews : BlogPost

Most foreign embassies in Damascus have shut down and several non-governmental organizations operating in the country have either pulled out or downsized. The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria, though, has expanded. ICRC staff are among the few … Continue reading ?

What Syria looks like to Red Cross workers on the ground

7 months agoNews : BlogPost

Most foreign embassies in Damascus have shut down and several non-governmental organizations operating in the country have either pulled out or downsized. The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria, though, has expanded. ICRC...Show More Summary

Here Are Some Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Guantanamo Detainees

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to The Miami Herald, the Pentagon has been allowing the International Committee of the Red Cross to take pictures of Guantanamo Bay detainees for their families since 2009. Citing Geneva Conventions, the defense departmentShow More Summary

ICRC: Suffering of Syrian civilians at unprecedented levels

The International Committee of the Red Cross issued a report on Syria in which it said the suffering of civilians has now reached unprecedented levels and there appears to be no end in sight. There are acute shortages of vital medical supplies, food and water in a number of areas that have been sealed off [...]

Red Cross talking to Colombian rebels about release of U.S. captive

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross is talking to Colombia's FARC rebels about handing over a former U.S. marine seized by the Marxist group in a jungle region after he set out on a solitary trek despite police warnings abou...

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“Detainees retain basic human rights. The International Committee of the Red Cross has indicated its opposition to forced feeding. The procedure involves shackling and strapping down the detainee as a tube is inserted through the nose into the stomach. Rather than resorting to such measures, our nation should first do everything it can to address […]

ICRC says opening its Guantanamo files would set dangerous precedent

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - No court in the world has ever ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to open its confidential files on prisoner visits and the U.S. Guantanamo war crimes tribunal would set a dangerous pre...

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