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.

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.


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.

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.

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