Aid convoys reach 4 long-besieged Syrian towns

2016-09-25 21:01

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it has delivered food and medical supplies to four besieged Syrian towns that have been inaccessible to aid organisations in nearly six months.

Zimbabwe frees 2 000, asks them to quit crime

2016-05-26 19:58

Zimbabwe has pardoned 2 000 prisoners to make space in its overcrowded jails with authorities appealing to the released convicts not to return to a life of crime.

Aid to Syria's Daraya refused entry

2016-05-13 06:30

An aid convoy was refused entry to Syria's Daraya dashing hopes for the first such delivery since regime forces began a siege of the rebel-held town in 2012.

Three Red Cross staff kidnapped in Mali now free

2016-04-22 16:00

Three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend by Islamist group Ansar Dine, have been freed, the ICRC says.

Red Cross donates trees to war-ravaged Gaza

2016-03-03 06:13

The Red Cross has begun distributing thousands of almond trees to growers in the Gaza Strip whose fields along the border with Israel were ravaged in successive wars.

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.


Aid convoy enters Damascus suburb

2016-06-27 20:02

The UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross say they are delivering aid for 30 000 people in the besieged rebel-held Damascus suburb of Qudsaya.

Angola yellow fever outbreak could spark 'global crisis'

2016-05-19 18:58

A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola, which has already spread the disease as far as China, risks sparking a global crisis, the Red Cross has warned.

Three ICRC workers kidnapped in DRC

2016-05-03 22:34

Armed men kidnapped three workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Three Red Cross workers missing in Mali

2016-04-19 23:16

The International Red Cross says three of its workers are being held in northeastern Mali by an unidentified group.

ICRC alarmed at situation in Aleppo

2016-02-19 21:18

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is "deeply alarmed" by the situation in Syria's Aleppo province, where fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people.

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.

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