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Operational update on Cyclone Kenneth: Reaching communities cut off from aid

Teams are being deployed from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s office in Pemba, Mozambique

As days of rain, flood-waters and high winds from Cyclone Kenneth recede, the catastrophic destruction left behind is becoming clearer. Tens of thousands of people are homeless and little remains in many communities where homes, schools, businesses and places of worship once stood. In order to support communities reeling from…

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ICRC helps 12,000 displaced persons in North Ethiopia access water, sanitation services

Four water tanks with a 10,000 liter capacity each were among the facilities which were supplied and installed by the ICRC

The ICRC has supplied four water tanks and built sanitation facilities for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in North Ethiopia to help them get access to water and sanitation services. Some 12,000 people displaced as a result of ethnic violence could benefit from the water and sanitation facilities built in Iyemba…

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Mali: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deplores massacre of civilians and calls for restraint

In recent months, the ICRC has strengthened its presence in central Mali by bringing aid to the populations most affected by armed conflict and violence

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deplores the massacre that occurred on 23 March 2019 in the village of Ogossagou, in central Mali, where more than 100 civilians were killed and others wounded by armed men. "It's heartbreaking how young some victims were, between one and three years…

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Ethiopia: ICRC returns to Somali region after 11 years, distributes emergency assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Some 690 families displaced from different areas of East Hararghe Zone, Oromia region, and sheltered in Kore and Ali-Ethiopia localities in Somali region received the assistance

The ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) jointly distributed emergency relief assistance on February 21-22 to people displaced by ethnic violence in Eastern Ethiopia. Some 690 families displaced from different areas of East Hararghe Zone, Oromia region, and sheltered in Kore and Ali-Ethiopia localities in Somali region received…

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Mali-Niger: Climate change and conflict make an explosive mix in the Sahel

The violence and challenges facing the region are not only due to the conflict, but are also tied to diminishing usable land and unpredictable water resources

The effects of climate change are exacerbating conflict between communities in both Mali and Niger, leading to a deepening of poverty, a weakening of public services and a disruption to traditional means of survival.  The violence and challenges facing the region are not only due to the conflict, but are…

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South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitates release of 24 detainees

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) medical staff were present at the releases to assess the detainees’ health condition and make sure they are fit to travel

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release of 24 persons detained in relation to the conflict in South Sudan, including 16 detainees released on Friday. This week marks the first releases of prisoners supervised by the ICRC and following the signing of the latest peace…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expands Ebola preparedness as fears of regional spread grow

In response to this, as well as a recent upsurge of Ebola cases in DR Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is scaling-up community-level preparedness in four countries

Conflict and insecurity are hampering Ebola responders’ work, raising fear that the outbreak may reach a tipping point that sees the virus to spread to more provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and neighbouring countries, warns the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In response…

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Nigeria: Health worker Hauwa Mohammed Liman executed in captivity

Hauwa is the second abducted health worker in Nigeria to be murdered in the last month

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 Cross (ICRC) received information indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty. Hauwa is…

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South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) available to facilitate release of detainees

As a neutral intermediary, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is not involved in any negotiations preceding any release of detainees

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is prepared to facilitate the release of detainees for all parties to the conflict in South Sudan. This is in-line with the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which mentions the ICRC as a…

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Nigeria: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns midwife’s murder, appeals to abductors to spare two other healthcare workers

It is appealing to the armed group to immediately release a second International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife and another health-care worker taken in north-eastern Nigeria in March

The International Committee of the Red Cross condemns in the strongest terms the tragic killing of its abducted colleague Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa. It is appealing to the armed group to immediately release a second ICRC midwife and another health-care worker taken in north-eastern Nigeria in March. “We are devastated…