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ICRC aid reaches isolated Syrian town near Damascus, conditions 'dire'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday described living conditions in a Syrian town cut off near Damascus as dire after delivering aid there this week for the first time in six months.

Hundreds of thousands face starvation in South Sudan: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people risk starvation in South Sudan where a resurgence in fighting and deepening food shortages have left some with nothing to eat except water lilies, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

Humanitarian Situation Still Dire Near Frontline in Ukraine’s East – IRC

Humanitarian situation is still difficult for people living near the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross head of sub-delegation in Donetsk Dena Fisher told RIA Novosti Sunday.

International Red Cross visits two soldiers detained in Ukraine

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday that it had visited two men captured in eastern Ukraine at the weekend who are now in hospital in Kiev.

Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw

JUBA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday.

Red Cross, MSF Alarmed Over Coalition Bombing Yemeni Airports, Blocking Aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders have expressed concern over the damage caused to the runways at airports which were crucial for delivery of food and medication to Yemeni residents.

The last time I saw Kandahar, it was a remote Taliban bastion. How that’s changed.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – What a difference two decades make. When I last visited this southern Afghan city – the cradle of the Taliban insurgency - I flew in on a plane chartered by the International Committee for the Red Cross. The airstrip was tiny, as was the airport. The city was a backwater, with no […]

Red Cross Says First Medical Aid Flight Lands In Yemen

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

DUBAI, April 10 (Reuters) - A plane carrying 16 tonnes of emergency medical aid landed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, the first delivery flown in by an international aid group...Show More Summary

Red Cross demands access to Islamic State-held Yarmouk camp in Syria

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross called on Thursday for immediate access to a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria which has largely been seized by Islamic State and where 18,000 people are caught up in fighting.

Anti-Houthi Coalition Allows Red Cross to Deliver Aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia-led coalition granted permission to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to deliver humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Red Cross Calls for Immediate 24-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire in Yemen

The International Committee of the Red Cross urged for an immediate 24-hour humanitarian pause in Yemen.

Red Cross seeks 24-hour ceasefire in Yemen to deliver aid

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Saturday for an immediate 24-hour halt to hostilities in Yemen to deliver life-saving medical aid into the country where it said the humanitarian situation was dire and wounded were dying.

Aid Group Seeks 24-Hour Yemen Ceasefire

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Saturday for an immediate 24-hour halt to hostilities in Yemen to deliver life-saving medical aid into the country where it said the humanitarian situation...Show More Summary

Aid To Embattled Yemen Blocked Amid Saudi-Led Airstrikes

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

GENEVA, April 4 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Saturday three shipments of aid and medical staff it is trying to send to Yemen were still blocked, despite appeals to the Saudi-led military coalitionShow More Summary

On Gao, MUJWA, and the ICRC

On March 30, a driver for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was fatally shot outside Gao, northern Mali. The attack was quickly claimed (French) by the Movement for Unity/Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA, or MUJAO in … Continue reading ?

Red Cross driver killed in north Mali attack

KIDAL, Mali (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a driver with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday in an attack on his aid truck as it headed across northern Mali toward Niger, the ICRC and Red Cross officials said.

Fighters target vital water plants across Middle East: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighters are increasingly targeting water and sanitation facilities across the Middle East, exacerbating severe shortages for agriculture and households, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

The Saturday Profile: A Physical Therapist in Kabul, Providing More Than Exercise

8 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Alberto Cairo runs seven orthopedic centers in Afghanistan for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and he could not feel more useful.

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

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