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Yemen: Agreement to release, transfer and repatriate detainees in relation to the conflict

Yemen: Agreement to release, transfer and repatriate detainees in relation to the conflict

Quotes by Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): We welcome this agreement between Yemeni parties for ...

Yemen: Political solution needed to end intense suffering for Yemeni families

Yemen: Political solution needed to end intense suffering for Yemeni families

Yemen/Geneva (ICRC) – Robust political efforts are needed to bring an end to warfare that has caused intense suffering for families in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross ...

Nigeria: ICRC health worker Hauwa Mohammed Liman executed in captivity

Nigeria: ICRC health worker Hauwa Mohammed Liman executed in captivity

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – A second health worker held hostage in Nigeria has been murdered. It’s utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence. The International Committee of the Red ...

Remembering the Red Cross and red Crescent Movement’s role during Iran-Iraq War

Remembering the Red Cross and red Crescent Movement’s role during Iran-Iraq War

“Repatriation Flight” exhibits a history of humanitarian services of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war termination. This war ...

Urban warfare eight times more deadly for civilians in Syria and Iraq

Urban warfare eight times more deadly for civilians in Syria and Iraq

(Geneva) – One week after world leaders gathered to discuss Syria’s upcoming reconstruction challenges, new figures from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) serve as a stark reminder ...

ICRC Condolence Message for Kermanshah Earthquake

ICRC Condolence Message for Kermanshah Earthquake

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) family in Iran extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Iranian people and authorities over the catastrophic earthquake. We are sure ...

Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

Geneva / Kabul (ICRC) – Six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been shot and killed in Afghanistan. Two staff members are unaccounted for. ...

ICRC President visits Iran

ICRC President visits Iran

ICRC President Peter Maurer paid a two-day visit to Iran in December 2016 to meet with Iranian officials and take part in the international conference on Islam and International Humanitarian ...

Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the situation in the city of Taiz following days of intensive fighting. “Sniper fire and indiscriminate shelling has trapped ...

Victory by any means, isn’t victory at all

Victory by any means, isn’t victory at all

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has today launched an ad-style video which illustrates the terrifying human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions and aims ...