Aid convoy enters regime-besieged Syrian town

2016-02-03 21:34

An aid convoy has entered a regime-besieged town near Syria's capital at a time when the opposition is demanding a lifting of blockades at peace talks in Geneva, the Red Cross says.

Aid trucks enter besieged Syrian town

2016-01-11 18:11

Trucks bringing food and medicine to a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border, have begun entering Madaya as part of a large-scale UN-supported aid operation in the war-ravaged country.

Tunisian Red Cross worker abducted in Yemen

2015-12-01 22:46

The International Committee of the Red Cross says unidentified gunmen in Yemen's capital have kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the group.

Ukraine rebels target global health relief groups

2015-09-16 21:06

Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels have accused Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross of "illegally" storing powerful drugs, which could complicate the humanitarian groups' efforts to help victims of the 17-month separatist war.

Red Cross suspends activity in Aden

2015-08-25 18:57

The International Committee of the Red Cross has suspended its operations in Yemen's war-ravaged second city of Aden.

Patients die as S Sudan fighting forces medics to flee

2015-07-10 15:24

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Maiduguri hit again

2015-03-11 05:48

The Nigerian city of Maiduguri has come under attack again as the government dismissed the militants' link to Isis.

South Sudan: War and misery continue

2014-12-14 21:03

One year after mass violence broke out in South Sudan, battles between government forces and rebels continue, and aid officials say international assistance is needed to help residents stave off mass hunger.

Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations

2014-09-22 21:31

The Red Cross says Sudan has ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February.

Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion

2014-08-22 15:41

Ukraine says Russia has launched a 'direct invasion' of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.


New aid planned for besieged Syria towns

2016-01-13 21:57

Aid groups hope to deliver more food and medicine to three besieged Syrian towns, including Madaya, where residents have reportedly starved to death, a UN official says.

Aid arrives outside besieged Syrian town

2016-01-11 16:09

A convoy of trucks carrying food and medical aid has arrives at a government checkpoint outside the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where Doctors without Borders say almost 30 people have died of starvation.

Red Cross in South Sudan retreats

2015-10-05 19:01

The Red Cross in South Sudan has withdrawn from a violent town after threats amid fighting.

Red Cross: Water a weapon of war in Syria

2015-09-02 18:59

Civilians in the city of Aleppo are undergoing enormous suffering because of deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Red Cross president in Yemen to assess situation

2015-08-08 17:50

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross has arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sana'a, amid its months-long civil war as fighting raged elsewhere in the country.

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

2015-05-09 20:56

Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organisations have withdrawn staff from the area.

Crisis at Lake Chad

2015-03-10 22:30

The Red Cross has warned of an increasingly dire situation in Nigeria and other countries circling Lake Chad, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee Boko Haram violence.

Red Cross aid hit in CAR

2014-10-09 20:34

The Red Cross says fresh violence in the Central African Republic is preventing its work to help civilians, especially with its aid workers threatened by gunmen.

Nigeria missing girls deal close - reports

2014-09-22 18:29

The Nigerian government and Boko Haram are close to a deal on releasing 219 schoolgirls that the radical Islamist group kidnapped five months ago media report.

5 aid workers seized in western Afghanistan - report

2014-08-16 17:26

The International Committee of the Red Cross says that five of its Afghan staff have been kidnapped by a local armed group in the western province of Herat.

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