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Red Cross warns unpaid wages deepening S Sudan crisis

2017-08-21 18:31

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that South Sudan's inability to pay civil servants risked worsening a humanitarian crisis and urged donors to step in.

Humanitarian groups urge UN to take 'immediate action' in CAR

2017-08-16 08:42

Aid groups have called on the United Nations to take "immediate action" in the Central African Republic, saying the conflict-wracked nation is "teetering on the brink of catastrophe".

'Dozens' killed in Mali clashes before helicopter crash

2017-07-28 08:19

A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a UN helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north, sources say.

PICTURES: At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

2017-06-13 17:01

At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross has said.

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3m: Red Cross

2017-03-28 15:00

The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, says the Red Cross, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

2017-01-18 20:30

At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross has said.

Red Cross: As winter nears, North Korea flood area needs help

2016-10-03 06:26

One month after devastating floods caused by a typhoon hit a remote area of North Korea, the Red Cross is calling for more help for thousands of displaced people before harsh winter conditions set in.

N Korea floods 'major, complex disaster' - Red Cross

2016-09-13 09:13

North Korea is experiencing a "major and complex disaster" the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help.

Up to 1 million more Iraqis risk being displaced: Red Cross

2016-07-29 18:41

Up to one million more Iraqis risk being displaced as government forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in areas including the northern city of Mosul, the Red Cross says.

Yemen 'extremely fragile' for aid workers - Red Cross

2015-12-02 16:56

A Red Cross employee's kidnapping in Yemen has underscored the "extremely fragile" situation in the country for humanitarian workers, with the coming days crucial for securing the hostage's release, ICRC Director General Yves Daccord says.

 

'I was among the dead and injured': horror in CAR

2017-08-21 14:45

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked.

6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

2017-08-09 16:43

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

Kidnapped Red Cross staff freed in DRC

2017-06-15 21:58

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said two staff kidnapped when armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern DR Congo last week had been released.

C Africa violence forces 88 000 people to flee homes in May: UN

2017-05-30 19:34

Surging violence in Central African Republic has killed hundreds and forced some 88 000 people to flee their homes since the beginning of the month, the United Nations has said.

Chemical weapons injure 7 in Mosul area: Red Cross

2017-03-03 22:00

Seven people, among them five children, have been hospitalised near Iraq's Mosul area with injuries from chemical weapons, says the Red Cross.

Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a 'humanitarian crisis'

2017-01-07 15:04

The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a "humanitarian crisis", but government supporters say they are exaggerating the scale of the problem.

S Korea rules out flood aid to N Korea

2016-09-23 10:21

South Korea ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

Tanzania earthquake toll clims to 14 dead, 200 injured

2016-09-11 14:26

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the border with Uganda, has killed at least 14 people and injured 200, local authorities said Sunday.

Aid enters besieged central Syria town: Red Cross

2016-04-27 22:31

An aid convoy for besieged civilians has entered a rebel-held town in central Syria for the first time in a year, the Red Cross says.

Red Cross pledges more funds in Greece for migration crisis

2015-11-03 18:08

The Red Cross says they are raising €12m to tackle the migration crisis in Greece, which saw more than 200 000 people arrive in October alone.

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