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No Syrian 'Marshall Plan' but rather protracted war: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is unlikely to see a major "Marshall Plan" for reconstruction as peace remains elusive despite hundreds of thousands more civilians possibly returning to their homes, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.

Yemen rebels declare state of emergency over cholera outbreak

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Rebel authorities in Yemen's capital have sounded the alarm over a spreading cholera outbreak that has killed dozens in the war-torn country, calling for urgent international assistance. The International Committee of the Red Cross on...Show More Summary

Cholera Death Toll In Yemen Reaches At Least 180

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Cholera has killed at least 180 people in Yemen in recent weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a day after authorities declared a state of emergency in the capital Sanaa and called for international...Show More Summary

Cholera outbreak death toll in Yemen rises to 180: ICRC

ADEN (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 180 people since April 27, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, hours after the Houthi-controlled health ministry said 115 had died from the disease in the capital Sanaa.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday. "We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera," said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa. Show More Summary

After Years in Captivity, Nigeria Welcomes Back Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls

Nigeria secured the release with mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross. A military source said three Boko Haram commanders had been freed in an exchange, but declined to give further details.

Red Cross to Israel: Allow visits to Palestinians on strike

The International Committee of the Red Cross has urged Israel not to restrict family visits for hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. In a rare statement, the … Click to Continue »

Aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town of Douma, first time since October: ICRC

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An aid convoy of food and medical supplies has reached the besieged Syrian town of Douma for the first time since October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

Arab League urges ICRC to intervene on Palestinian prisoners

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners. Abul Gheit sent a letter to ICRC president Peter...Show More Summary

Palestinians ask Red Cross to intervene in hunger strike

The Palestinian U.N. ambassador is asking the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene in a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners pressing for "legitimate rights" which he said are … Click to Continue »

Exclusive: Situation in Syria constitutes international armed conflict - Red Cross

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The situation in Syria now "amounts to an international armed conflict" after U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, expanding both sides' humanitarian obligations to cover any prisoners of war. Show More Summary

More than 20 million people will endure famine in the coming months

This story by James O’Hare was originally published on Global Citizen. The world has three or four months to save millions of people in Somalia and Yemen from starvation, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Combined with the food crises in northeast Nigeria and South Sudan, more than 20 million people…

Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November

GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said.

Colombia atrocities ongoing despite peace deal: report

Thousands of Colombians are still suffering rapes, killings and torture and the country will take decades to recover from civil war despite recent peace accords, the Red Cross said Thursday. The International Committee of the Red Cross...Show More Summary

Red Cross suspends Afghanistan operations after 6 aid workers killed

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) suspended operations in Afghanistan on Wednesday after gunmen killed six employees helping deliver emergency relief to a remote northern region hit by heavy snow storms. Show More Summary

6 Red Cross staff killed in Afghanistan, 2 others missing in attack blamed on Islamic State loyalists

Six Afghan staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross were shot and killed and two others abducted in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said. The killings took place as the Red Cross convoy was distributing livestock in a remote district of Jowzjan province, in an...

Red Cross Says 6 Of Its Workers Were Killed By Unknown Assailants In Afghanistan

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The staffers were on their way to deliver livestock materials when they were attacked in the province of Jawzan. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it doesn't know who is responsible.

Gunmen in northern Afghanistan kill 6 Red Cross staff

Gunmen killed six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the aid group said, adding that two other staffers were missing. The eight-person team was delivering livestock materials near the northern town of Shibirghan, capital of Jowzjan province,...

Islamic State suspected of killing six Afghan Red Cross workers: officials

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Islamic State gunmen were suspected of killing at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies to areas in the north of the country hit by deadly snow storms, government officials said.

Red Cross staffer freed after Afghanistan kidnapping, organization says

The International Committee of the Red Cross said the staffer was snatched on Dec. 19th in the northern province of Kunduz

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