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.

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.


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.

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.

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