No trace: Migration in Africa leaves 18 400 dead or missing

2018-11-01 14:37

In all, since 2014, at least 18 400 have died or disappeared traveling within Africa, according to the figures compiled from AP and IOM records

Libya: ICRC warns of 'desperate' situation as fighting continues

2018-09-21 21:24

Constant fighting and the destruction of infrastructure has created 'severe protracted crisis' in Libya, says Red Cross.

African countries can help ban nuclear weapons - ICRC

2018-09-05 14:36

African countries have the power to force the rest of the world to ban nuclear weapons – if almost all of them adhered to the treaty on this, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Cholera cases in Yemen hit one million

2017-12-21 22:19

The Red Cross says more than 80% of Yemenis lack adequate access to food, clean water, and healthcare.

Yemen crisis 'an absolute shame on humanity'

2017-07-24 06:13

Head of rights group CARE raises famine alarm, while Red Cross warns that 600,000 could contract cholera in 2017.

Home beckons across the border for exiled Ivorian children

2017-06-20 21:06

Hurbain Souomi was only five years old, but he still remembers the day he trekked 50km across the border into Liberia to escape gunfire strafing his Ivory Coast village.

International Red Cross suspends Afghan activities

2017-02-09 20:47

The International Red Cross has temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed 6 of its employees

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

2017-01-19 22:07

Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, says Human Rights Watch .

Red Cross: Last patients in Aleppo evacuated

2016-12-21 20:19

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has evacuated the last hospital patients left in east Aleppo

Busses enter rebel Aleppo to resume evacuations

2016-12-18 19:34

Dozens of busses have begun entering the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo to resume the evacuation of thousands of increasingly desperate trapped Syrian civilians and rebels.


Red Cross assists in key prisoner release in South Sudan

2018-10-20 11:55

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has assisted in the release of 24 people detained in relation to South Sudan's civil war, calling it the first release the organisation has supervised since the latest peace deal was signed last month.

Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

2018-09-19 16:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

10 aid workers released after abduction in South Sudan

2018-04-30 15:53

Ten aid workers who were abducted in South Sudan last week have been released, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

2017-11-22 23:19

Three people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-hit Yemen and doctors have warned that the disease was spreading.

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 300 000 suspected cases: ICRC

2017-07-10 19:39

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now surpassed 300 000 suspected cases, the Red Cross has said as the war-torn country reels from disease as well as the threat of famine.

Red Cross employees abducted in Mali freed

2017-05-16 21:05

Four Malian Red Cross employees, kidnapped Sunday in the country's restive centre, have been released, a local official told AFP.

Six Red Cross staff killed, two missing in Afghanistan

2017-02-08 20:06

Six Red Cross workers have been killed and two others are missing in northern Afghanistan, underscoring the growing dangers faced by aid workers in the war-battered country.

Nigeria plans inquiry into botched air strike

2017-01-19 20:59

Nigeria gave details of a formal probe into a botched air strike that killed at least 70 people, as aid workers feared the bloodshed could affect vital humanitarian programmes.

25 000 evacuated from Aleppo so far: Red Cross

2016-12-20 17:47

At least 25 000 people have left the bombed-out eastern districts of Syria's Aleppo since evacuations began last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

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.

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