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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...
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...
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...
21 Aug 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has announced $22 Million USD in additional aid to provide assistance to vulnerable families in South Sudan. UK also committed to $60 Million USD in support for Zimbabwe in response to a United Nations appeal.A UK government statement identifies currently 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and nearly 2 million people on the brink of famine in South Sudan, where food insecurity is at its worst level in the past 8 years...
6 Mar 2019 AMMAN
The Water Ministry and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday signed an agreement and a memorandum of understanding to rehabilitate the infrastructure in refugee-hosting communities. The $25-million project aims at developing the quality and supply of drinking water and preserving available resources while rebuilding the main water distribution grid...
23 Jan 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, has described violence and challenges in the Niger-Mali region as being due not only to conflict, but also effects of climate change that have diminished usable land and created unpredictable water resources."Age-old tensions between farming and herding communities are intensifying because of climate change as the availability of usable land goes down and water sources become less reliable," Maurer said after an eight-day visit to the Sahel region...
23 Mar 2018 MANILA
Five months after the end of the clashes in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province, humanitarian organizations working on the ground estimate that 81,000 evacuees and returnees are still struggling to meet their basic needs: water, food, sanitation and education. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working together with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the local authorities to aid the affected communities, particularly with clean water.
1 Dec 2017 SANA'A
The International Committee of the Red Cross is buying 750,000 litres of diesel fuel to help provide clean water for a million people living in Yemen. Nine cities ran out of clean water this month because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition prevented imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation.
22 Nov 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region.To avoid cut-offs affecting 600,000 people in both government- and non-government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, funds will have to be found to pay for electricity supply to the local pumping station...
10 Oct 2016 MINSK, Belarus
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will step in and pay electricity bills to prevent water cut-offs that could affect 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region. "We've taken this unprecedented step in order to avert a potentially dire humanitarian problem," Alain Aeschlimann, the head of the ICRC in Ukraine, said on October 5th...
6 Oct 2016 LUHANSK
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has announced it will step in to pay electricity bills to avoid water being cut off to 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine. This exceptional move will help people living on both sides of the contact line in the Luhansk region.