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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.

Humanitarian Team Unable to Access Two Besieged Northwest Syrian Towns

A humanitarian team led by the United Nations, and including the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was unable to deliver aid to two besieged towns in northwestern Syria, the team said in a joint statement.

Red Cross Reserving Comments on Syria Massacre Until Facts Come Out

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will take into consideration the allegations of the massacre in Syria's western province of Deir ez-Zor, according to a spokesperson at the ICRC Geneva.

Madaya's Besieged Residents Have ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Aid Deliveries

An aid convoy of 50 trucks departed Damascus on Thursday for Madaya, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), but residents of the encircled Syrian town are still calling on the international community to end...Show More Summary

Aid to be delivered to starving Syrian towns as early as Sunday

Humanitarian groups could begin delivering much-needed aid in three besieged Syrian towns as early as Sunday, spokesmen said on Friday. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said they were preparing convoys packed with food and medical supplies for suffering populations in the towns of Madaya, al-Foua and […]

Syrians Trapped in 'Extremely Dire' Crisis, Forced to Eat Dogs, Cats, Grass to Survive

Besieged Syrians in three towns are facing an "extremely dire" humanitarian crisis, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned, noting that starvation is forcing some to start eating dogs, cats, and grass.

Critical Aid Provided for 60,000 in Homs After Ceasefire - Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that as many as 60,000 people are in need of food, medical aid and construction materials in the district of Homs.

Colombia's FARC rebels free soldier captured while vacationing

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels released a soldier, who was captured while he was on vacation in the country's southern jungles, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, an incident that violated the group's unilateral ceasefire.

Red Cross seeking permission to work in ISIS-controlled territories

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The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it is trying to establish relations with the Islamic State group in hopes of delivering aid to the 10 million people living under its control. “Yes, we are of course looking at building a relationship” with IS, ICRC Director-General...

Two Red Cross Staff Kidnapped in Yemen - Delegation Head

Yemen Delegation Head Antoine Grand said that two personnel of the International Committee of the Red Cross were taken hostage and one has been released.

Tunisian woman working for Red Cross in Yemen kidnapped in capital: local officials

DUBAI (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen as she was leaving home for work in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, the ICRC and local officials said.

Berlin Sends Aid for Internally Displaced Donbass Residents

The German government sent 46 tonnes of food and handed over 9,000 units of heaters and bedding goods to the Red Cross Committee for further distribution among internally displaced people, according to Ukrainian State Emergency Serv...

Colombia's leftist ELN rebels free two soldier hostages

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist ELN rebels have freed two Colombian army soldiers held hostage for three weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

UK to Send $3Mln Via Red Cross to Help Eastern Ukraine Residents

The British government has allocated $1.5 million to Ukraine via the International Red Cross Committee and another $1.5 million for a program to employ relocated residents of eastern Ukraine.

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits.  One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More

'Flagrant Violation': Saudi Jets 'Deliberately' Attack Hospitals in Yemen

As the Saudi-led alliance, backed by the United States, continues its bloody operation in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross reports coalition jets are “deliberately” targeting hospitals and clinics, as the civilian death toll continues to rise.

U.N. and ICRC chide states for 'paralysis' in the face of conflict

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer made what they called an "unprecedented joint warning" on Saturday for states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees.

Red Cross Mission to Continue Work in Afghanistan After Hospital Bombing

The International Committee of the Red Cross is not going to terminate its humanitarian activities in Afghanistan, following the deadly bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, ICRC's press office said.

Red Cross Mission Resumes Work in East Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) resumed its work in east Ukraine, a representative of the Contact Group on Ukrainian reconciliation said Tuesday.

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