Terms searched: International Committee of the Red Cross
2 Jun 2022 GENEVA
New approaches and partnerships are an essential component to increase the long-term stability of a region that has endured successive conflicts and crises for far too long.
25 Oct 2021 PEMBA, Mozambique
Lack of access to safe water, worsened by massive population displacements, has led to an increase in cases of cholera and diarrhoea.
4 Oct 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
ICRC assesses impact of a decade of war on infrastructure, water availability and quality, and hampered relief efforts.
29 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN Security Council seeks to reinforce existing international humanitarian law on the protection of critical infrastructure in conflict zones amid increases in intentional damage with severe and long-lasting harm caused to civilians.
20 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines
The heads of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have met to discuss areas of potential collaboration and share expertise and knowledge. With the increasing overlap of development issues with the humanitarian and peace issues, collaboration on to address issues is seen as an opportunity to combine respective strengths with respect to access to clean water, health and health systems, social cohesion, food security, resilience...
29 Jul 2020 Sana'a, Yemen
Thousands of people in war-torn Yemen could be dying from undetected cases of cholera because COVID-19 has overwhelmed the country’s health facilities and people are too frightened to seek treatment for fear of the virus, aid agency Oxfam has warned.The number of COVID-19 cases in Yemen is likely to peak in the coming weeks while the heaviest rains are expected in August which could deepen a hidden cholera crisis...
15 Jul 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new policy report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. The report suggests ways that the humanitarian sector can adjust and adapt to address these risks and makes an urgent call for strengthening climate action and finance in countries affected by conflict...
28 May 2020 DAMASCUS, Syria
Continuing and sporadic water shortages are making hygiene precautions next to impossible in north-east Syria while millions face coronavirus risk amid continued fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services. Only one of the 16 hospitals in the region is fully functioning, and more than half of all public health centres are out of service...
27 Dec 2019 ANKARA, Turkey
Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children.In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain destroying about 500 tents and additional tents being abandoned when they became uninhabitable...
2 Dec 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) are concerned about a possible humanitarian crisis in northern Syria arising from a lack of access to clean drinking water.An attack by Turkey on Northern Syria in October followed United States’ troops withdrawal from the region which effectively opened the door for Turkey’s offensive...
16 Oct 2019 DAMASCUS, Syria
The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost 1.5 million people are in need of health aid.This follows the offensive launched by Turkey on Kurdish people in northern Syria after the Kurds' main ally, the United States, withdrew from the region and indicated it would not stand in Turkey's way...
10 Oct 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
Mara Tignino of Geneva Water Hubspeaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview. The subject is the "Geneva List" of legal principles on protection of water infrastructure.Tignino, Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva and Lead Legal Specialist of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub, describe, 4 October, the background and rationale for the "Geneva List", the first reference document to systematize the main rules applicable to the protection of water infrastructure during armed conflicts, specifically in the conduct of hostilities, as well as in pre-conflict and post-conflict situations, setting forth good practices...