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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...
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 Feb 2016 DAMASCUS, Syria
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed deep “alarm” at the situation in Syria’s Aleppo region, where people have no water or electricity, and more than 70,000 have now fled their homes."The most basic infrastructure to support the lives of the people has been critically damaged, worsening the situation of the population dramatically, with the number of newly displaced people rising by the day," said Marianne Gasser, who heads the ICRC's delegation in Syria...
15 Feb 2013 BOGOTA
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), today concluded a four-day visit to Colombia, the site of the ICRC's largest humanitarian operation in the Americas. Maurer had meetings with the Colombian president and vice-president, with the ministers of foreign affairs, defence and justice, and with the high commissioner for peace, among others...