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.

Russian aid convoy resumes travel toward Ukraine

2014-08-14 17:44

A large Russian aid convoy has resumed its journey toward Ukraine, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region.

Hamas accepts call for 3-hour humanitarian truce

2014-07-20 11:59

The Islamist Hamas movement has accepted a proposal made by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Dire conditions in Darfur town - UN

2014-07-10 18:27

Aid workers in Sudan have found dire conditions after entering a town in war-torn Darfur that had been off-limits to most of them for three years.

ICRC aid worker killed in Libya's Sirte

2014-06-04 22:52

A Swiss aid worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed in the Libyan city of Sirte.

Sudan aid suspension having 'severe' impact

2014-05-19 17:18

Sudan's three-month suspension of aid work by the international Red Cross is having a “severe” impact as armed conflict worsens in the country, the ICRC says.

Misca: CAR's anti-balaka an enemy

2014-03-27 05:45

The African peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has declared war on the majority-Christian vigilante groups known as anti-balaka.

Red Cross chief alarmed by chaotic Homs evacuation

2014-02-15 20:24

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer has voiced alarm over the chaos surrounding the evacuation from the besieged Syrian city of Homs, urging the warring sides to respect basic humanitarian law.


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.

Russia sends 280 aid trucks to Ukraine

2014-08-12 11:46

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine has set off, amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion.

Thousands face water crisis in Gaza

2014-07-16 12:51

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a critical water shortage, facing thousands in Gaza.

Red Cross suspends Libya ops

2014-06-05 17:30

The International Committee of the Red Cross is suspending operations in Libya while it investigates the killing of a staff member there.

Food aid for 60 000 in Aleppo

2014-05-21 19:53

The Red Cross is doing a major distribution of emergency food rations on both sides of the front lines in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Red Cross boosts South Sudan aid

2014-05-16 07:38

The International Committee of the Red Cross is planning its first air drops in almost two decades and massively scaling up operations to help hundreds of thousands hit by fighting in South Sudan.

Sudan aid situation deteriorating

2014-03-18 22:02

The number of Sudanese in need of aid has risen 40% over the past year, boosted by worsening conflict in the country.

ICRC says aid workers missing in Mali

2014-02-10 22:02

The International Committee of the Red Cross says one of its teams is missing in strife-torn northern Mali, but it was not clear whether they had been kidnapped.

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