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Mexico body ratio fact of the day

In many forms of combat between armed groups, about four people are injured for each person killed, according to an assessment of wars since the late 1970s by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Sometimes, the number of wounded is even higher. Show More Summary

A fresh harvest for farmers in Gaza

Aided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Palestinian farmers are gaining new access to fertile lands.

Red Cross Humanitarian Convoy Turned Away From Syria’s Darayya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was turned away from the town of Darayya south of the Syrian capital, the aid organization’s representative said Thursday.

First Humanitarian Convoy Since 2012 to Be Sent to Syrian Town of Darayya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations aid agencies will send on Thursday the first humanitarian convoy with relief supplies since 2012 to the besieged Syrian town of Darayya, a source in the SARC told RIA Novosti.

Red Cross Suspends Work in DR Congo Over Abduction of Three Employees

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday it was suspending a planned trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the abduction of three staff workers.

Red Cross Wants Access to Prisoners on Both Sides to Ukraine's Conflict

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is still not satisfied with the current level of access to the various areas of Ukraine and to the people detained by both sides to the conflict in the east of the country, ICRC Director-General said.

Turkey Doesn't Want Red Cross on Its Territory Near Syrian Border - ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has requested permission to work in a number of regions in Turkey, but Turkish authorities are not too interested in the organization’s presence in the country, ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord said.

Red Cross Calls on Syria Warring Sides to Refrain From Attacks on Hospitals

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called Thursday on all parties to the Syrian conflict to refrain from attacking hospitals, condemning a recent assault of a hospital it supported "unacceptable."

Syrian Conflict Requires Only Political Settlement - Red Cross Committee

The Syrian conflict has no chance to be resolved militarily and needs only a political solution, the director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday.

Turkish Watchdog: Essential for World to' Notice War Crimes' Against Kurds

The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) should send a monitoring mission to Turkey to observe cases of rights violations with respect to the Kurds, a Turkish rights watchdog said Tuesday.

Crisis 'Not Rocket Science,' Blame US-UK Exit - Former Afghan MP to Sputnik

Afghanistan is in the worst humanitarian crisis since the start of operations in 2001 after American and British forces pulled out 18 months ago, the outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

Red Cross Team Kidnapped in Mali Set Free

Three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who were kidnapped over the weekend in northern Mali,are free and safe now, according to ICRC President Peter Maurer.

'Violence is Unlikely to End Anytime Soon' - Afghan Red Cross Chief

Due to a steady increase in conflict, the operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan are still growing in size and scale. Jean-Nicolas Marti, Head of the ICRC in Afghanistan gives an update of the situation on the ground.

Over 1,000 Still Missing Due to Conflict in Eastern Ukraine – Red Cross

According to the press service of the International Committee of the Red Cross, more than a thousand people remain missing in the aftermath of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Red Cross Ready to Help Victims of Nagorno-Karabakh Violence

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ready to help those affected by resumed violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, ICRC Europe and Central Asia Regional Director Patrick Vial said on Sunday.

Colombia's ELN rebels free soldier hostage

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's second-largest rebel group has freed a soldier hostage held for more than six weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday, meeting a government condition for the start of peace talks.

Red Cross Praises Russia's Role in Humanitarian Aid Deliveries to Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) commended Russia's part in the deliveries of humanitarian aid to besieged areas of war-torn Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Red Cross Delivers Medical Supplies to Besieged Taiz in Yemen

A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) managed to enter the city of Taiz, one of the worst-affected places in Yemen's fighting, and deliver life-saving medical supplies, according to an official statement organization.

Red Cross to Spend $63Mln on Aid for East Ukraine - Representative

ICRC Public Affairs Adviser said that International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is set to designate 64.4 million Swiss francs (some $63 million) to help Ukraine's war-torn Donbass region.

Int'l Committee of Red Cross to Hold Major Humanitarian Forum With Russia

The head of the ICRC regional delegation to Russia, Belarus and Moldova, Pascal Cuttat said that the International Committee of the Red Cross is planning to offer Russia cooperation plan for 2016, the key point of which would be holding the humanitarian forum.

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