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.

Polish twins reunited after almost 70 years

2015-08-28 12:01

Twin brothers who were separated shortly after they were born in Germany in 1946 to a former Polish forced labourer have been reunited, the Polish Red Cross reports.

At least 13 dead in gun attack in northeast Kenya

2015-07-07 07:22

Unidentified gunmen have killed at least 13 people in Mandera town in north-eastern Kenya, the head of the Kenya Red Cross says.

Red Cross plane flies more aid to Yemen

2015-04-11 10:01

A Red Cross plane loaded with medical aid has landed in Sana'a - the second successive day of such deliveries to Yemen.

Two shot in first ever attack on Red Cross in Myanmar

2015-02-17 15:49

Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar.

1000s displaced by prolonged Libya fighting - Red Cross

2014-12-11 19:48

Fighting in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi and in the west of the country has displaced tens of thousands since the summer and has disrupted medical and health services.

Ebola campaigners reach out to traditional healers

2014-11-12 18:16

Aid workers in West Africa battling the Ebola epidemic have focused on educating traditional healers to stop myths and rumours about the virus.

Obama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battle

2014-10-29 12:44

US President Barack Obama and the Red Cross have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won.

4 months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

2014-10-22 16:56

The Ebola epidemic will take at least four months to contain even if all necessary steps are taken, the global head of the Red Cross says, warning of 'the price for inaction'.


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.

Wounded trapped in Bangui

2015-09-30 20:14

The Red Cross says the Central African Republic's capital is too dangerous for their teams to collect bodies.

Explosives found at church in Jos, Nigeria

2015-07-12 16:56

Explosives have been found at a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos, police and the Red Cross has said, adding that the device went off but there were no casualties.

Red Cross fears for Palestinian hunger striker in Israel

2015-06-23 22:02

A prominent Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days faces an "immediate risk" of death, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Red Cross demands ceasefire over 'dire situation' in Yemen

2015-04-04 21:41

The Red Cross called for a 24-hour ceasefire in Yemen to give aid workers a chance to address the "dire humanitarian situation" there.

28 killed in CAR violence - Police

2014-12-18 11:38

At least 28 people have been killed and dozens were injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic, police say.

Sierra Leone, dignity in death protects the living

2014-11-14 14:21

In Ebola hit Sierra Leone removing the dead is a necessarily but traumatic experience for those left behind, but the process is a far cry from the way things used to be done.

Ebola: Remote Sierra Leone village pleads for help

2014-11-10 07:46

The last region of Sierra Leone to be affected by Ebola, Koinadugu, in the north-east of the country, has seen 50 people die from the virus, according to the Red Cross.

Huge drop in Ebola bodies across Monrovia

2014-10-28 16:26

The Red Cross says the weekly total of Ebola victims collected by its body disposal teams around the Liberian capital is falling dramatically, indicating a sharp drop in the spread of the epidemic.

Spain checks 6 more patients over Ebola fears

2014-10-17 07:43

Spanish doctors have identified six more cases of possible infection with the deadly Ebola virus as a nurse being treated for the disease showed signs of improvement, officials say.

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