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5 aid workers abuducted in Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted, a spokesman said Saturday.

Five Red Cross Workers Abducted in Western Afghanistan

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Five aid workers, who were in Afghanistan working on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross, were abducted in the Herat province on Saturday, a spokesperson said. The Red Cross is working on securing their release. Read more...

Senior ICRC official to hold aid convoy talks in Kiev, Moscow

A senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will travel to Kiev and Moscow for talks on the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, an ICRC spokeswoman said on Thursday. Laurent Corbaz, head of ICRC Operations...Show More Summary

Hamas accepts call for 3-hour humanitarian truce, IDF studying issue

The Islamist Hamas movement said July 20 it had accepted a proposal for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza it said was made by the International Committee of the Red Cross. “The ICRC contacted (us) and offered to broker a three-hour...Show More Summary

IOC President Bach meets International Committee of the Red Cross President Maurer

The two leaders are looking to reinvigorate the Memorandum of Understanding the organisations signed in June 2003. The MoU called for collaboration on projects placing sport as a tool for values-based education and development, in particular...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © CIO/Jochen Färber This week at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, IOC President Thomas Bach (left of photo) hosted the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer (right of...Show More Summary

Fighting someone else's battle

9 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

12 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

12 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

last yearNews : 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 ?

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