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Sudanese women run out of hope as conflict drags on

Almost 90% are women and children who crossed the border on foot, fleeing brutal violence that submerged their native Darfur soon after the conflict broke out in Sudan on April 15

Squatting on the sandy ground, a young girl is weaving grass stems into a roof. The tiny hut she is making is surrounded by tens of thousands of others like it, made hastily of sticks and leaves covered with tarps or plastic sacks. This spontaneous settlement in Adré, a Chadian…

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Empress Shôken Fund announces 103rd funding distribution to support projects in 17 countries

The projects to be supported cover a variety of topics, including youth, first aid and rescue, disaster preparedness, dissemination of humanitarian ideals, blood transfusion services and National Society development

The Joint Commission of the Empress Shôken Fund (ESF) has announced a new funding distribution that totals CHF 485,597 and supports projects administered by Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in 17 countries. The commission is administered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: More than 44,000 people receive emergency food aid as violence in eastern provinces intensifies

At present, over 39,000 families have found refuge in Kanyabayonga, in Lubero territory in northern North Kivu province

As humanitarian needs continue to grow at an alarming rate, the resources available to respond to the crisis are in danger of running out very quickly. The escalation in fighting between the armed forces of the DRC and the March 23 Movement (M23) in the southern part of North Kivu…

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Qatar supports International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operations in South Sudan

The main areas of assistance include helping the Sudanese refugees and South Sudanese returnees to restore/maintain contact with their loved ones

With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a grant agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to support the latter’s relief aid for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan and seeking refuge or relocation in South Sudan. The main…

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Ethiopia: People affected by conflict in Anfilo, Oromia region receive assistance

The ICRC provided 3,000 families in Koli, Dale Koli, Mugi and Yeti rural kebeles of Anfilo woreda with food and essential household items

The ongoing fighting in Anfilo woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia has left thousands of families displaced, without means of livelihood and unable to meet their basic needs. "My husband was killed in the conflict. This pushed me to daily labor, sometimes begging [in order] to meet my needs" says a widow…

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Mozambique: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls on respect for civilians, ramps up support to Mozambique Red Cross response to a new wave of displacements in Cabo Delgado

Some 46,000 people fled from the Chiure district of Cabo Delgado into Nampula province in search of safety

Nearly 100,000 people, more than half of them children, have been displaced in one month due to an escalation of armed violence in Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. The new wave of displacements is taking place against the backdrop of a protracted cholera outbreak, heightening the risk of infectious diseases…

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Civilians in the firing line as use of heavy weapons signals alarming new phase of armed conflict in the east

Civilians are bearing the brunt, with some 7 million displaced from their homes, many of them multiple times – 2.5 million of them in North Kivu alone

A sharp uptick in the numbers of civilians wounded by heavy weapons in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is threatening to overwhelm health facilities already struggling to provide care, further worsening one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crises, Robert Mardini, director general of the International Committee…

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South Sudan: New water supply system to provide Lainya communities with improved access to clean water

The Lainya project is an example of ICRC's efforts to support people in South Sudan affected by the armed conflict and other situations of violence

On Wednesday, 7 February, a reconstructed solar-powered water supply system was inaugurated at Lainya Town, Central Equatoria State, by Honourable Friedrick Ladu - State Minister for Housing, water and physical infrastructure and Florence Gilette the head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Also present were…

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Kalidou Koulibaly: Senegal footballer signs up to defend the most vulnerable in armed conflicts

There are currently more than 100 armed conflicts in the world, involving over 60 different states and 100 non-state armed groups

Captaining his country at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Senegalese international Kalidou Koulibaly has joined forces with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to produce a short film that seeks to raise awareness among the general public and weapon bearers of the rules of international humanitarian law.…

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Amani Africa Launch a Policy Brief on Safeguarding the Humanitarian Space in Africa: Analysis of Current State of Affairs and Policy Recommendations

It calls for African states to act as guardians, upholding the principles of neutrality and impartiality while ensuring safe and unimpeded access for aid workers

Across Africa, a humanitarian crisis unfolds. Spiraling conflicts, a changing climate, and restrictive government policies cast a long shadow on millions in need. A joint policy brief, a product of Amani Africa in collaboration the ICRC, illuminates this stark reality, showcasing how the very space for delivering vital aid shrinks…