Yemen: Border closure shuts down water, sewage systems, raising cholera risk

ICRC - News Release No. 17/87
17 November 2017

Geneva/Sana’a (ICRC) – With imports of fuel and other essential goods at a standstill for the past ten days, three Yemeni cities had to stop providing clean water in recent days, putting close to one million people at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases.

“The water and sewage systems in Hodeida, Sa’ada and Taiz stopped operating because of a lack of fuel”, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) head of delegation in Yemen, Alexandre Faite. “As a result, close to one million people are now deprived of clean water and sanitation in crowded urban environments in a country slowly emerging from the worst cholera outbreak in modern times.”

Sahel: Security concerns obscuring five-country humanitarian emergency

ICRC - News Release No. 17/85
14 November 2017

Dakar/Geneva (ICRC) – The precarious security situation in Africa’s Sahel region is overshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis affecting 12 million people in five countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

Armed conflict, trans-national crime and climate hazards are causing immense human suffering, triggering an increase in intra-African displacement and migration toward Europe from the five countries -- Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad.

"The focus in the Sahel is on security issues, but this obscures a major tragedy: millions of families who are hungry and desperate for survival,” Patrick Youssef, ICRC’s deputy director for Africa, said during the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.

Yemen: An urgent call to keep borders open for health, medical supplies

ICRC - News Release No. 17/84
07 November 2017

Geneva/Sana’a (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently calling for Yemen’s air, sea and land borders to be kept open to allow vital humanitarian supplies to enter the country.

“Humanitarian supply lines to Yemen must remain open,” said ICRC’s regional director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini. “Food, medicine and other essential supplies are critical for the survival of 27 million Yemenis already weakened by a conflict now in its third year.”

Choosing humanity: new video and online game challenge us to confront how numb we have become to abuses to the rules of war

ICRC - News Release No. 17/83
07 November 2017

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week launches a new phase in its public awareness campaign on the need and relevance of the laws of war.

Today a hard-hitting video shockingly reminds us that in times of war, civilian casualties are the result of choices, not accidents. Through a young boy’s morning routine somewhere in a country at war, the short video “Decisions” shows how it is the choice to respect the laws of war that can protect civilians and save lives.

Central African Republic: ICRC condemns killing of staff member

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ICRC - News Release No. 17/82
05 November 2017

Bangui/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is shocked and saddened by the killing of one of its staff in the Central African Republic. Youssouf Atteipe, an ICRC driver, died on Saturday while taking part in a convoy delivering much-needed aid to victims of the armed conflict in the country.

Youssouf was killed when an ICRC convoy made up of a truck and a four-wheel-drive vehicle was shot at by unknown assailants as part of an apparent robbery. The convoy was attacked in an area east of Kaga Bandoro, in the centre-north of the country. He was travelling in a vehicle that was clearly marked with the red cross emblem.

Myanmar: Law and order, community trust needed to overcome humanitarian crisis

Statement by Dominik Stillhart, director of global operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on the humanitarian situation in Myanmar:

Fear and uncertainty hover over victims of the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, where insecurity has shattered lives and destroyed homes.

Following the violence and fear of violence that have driven residents to flee their homes, all communities are now suffering from severe shock. It feels dangerous to move, so people stay in place, meaning limited access to schools, farm fields, markets and health care.

How can families move forward? To overcome the overwhelming fear they feel, to halt the flow over the border and to reach the point where families consider returning home, trust must be rebuilt at all levels between communities, so that they may peacefully co-exist.

People in Rakhine State have suffered from decades of underdevelopment, poverty, and intercommunal violence. If cyclical violence is to be halted, communities’ grievances must be addressed.

Though hundreds of thousands are now in need, the long-term solution is not a reflexive overreliance on humanitarian assistance, but the long-term restoration of law and order. Public services such as health care must be restored. Equally important, people must be assured that if conflict does return, those not taking part in hostilities will be protected.

DRC: Millions displaced and at risk from stark rise in violence

ICRC - News Release No. 17/75
11 October 2017

Kinshasa (ICRC) - Violence and repeated armed clashes in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are causing alarming levels of human suffering.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is particularly concerned about the 7 million people in need of emergency assistance, more than half of whom have been displaced by violence.

"People have suffered unimaginable difficulties, including displacement, separation from family members, abuse, looting, injury or violent death,” Patricia Danzi, ICRC’s Africa director, said while on a visit to DRC.

Afghanistan: ICRC reduces its presence in the country

ICRC - News Release No. 17/74
9 October 2017

Geneva/Kabul (ICRC) – After a series of attacks on its staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has taken the decision to reduce its presence in Afghanistan.

“Since December 2016, the ICRC has been directly targeted in northern Afghanistan three times, including in what we considered one of our safest facilities, the rehabilitation centre in Mazar-i-Sharif. These incidents have affected not only the ICRC in Afghanistan, but the organization as a whole,” said Monica Zanarelli, head of delegation for the ICRC in Afghanistan.

Following intensive discussions, together with the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, the ICRC has reached the conclusion that there is no other choice but to drastically reduce its presence and activities in Afghanistan, in particular in the north of the country.

Consequently, the ICRC’s offices of Maimana and Kunduz will be closed, while its sub-delegation in Mazar-i-Sharif will be seriously downsized. The rehabilitation centre in Mazar-i-Sharif will remain open, while the ICRC assesses the ability of partners – whether other organisations or the Afghan authorities – to take over the running of the centre. In the rest of the country, activities are also being reviewed. Meanwhile, the ICRC is working on a severance and social plan for the staff who will be affected by the closures.


Syria: Harrowing civilian losses in most intense violence since battle for Eastern Aleppo

ICRC - News Release No. 17/73
05 October 2017

Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) – As several regions throughout Syria are witnessing the worst fighting of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by reports of hundreds of civilian casualties and the destruction of hospitals and schools.

“For the past two weeks, we have seen an increasingly worrying spike in military operations that correlates with high levels of civilian casualties,” said the head of ICRC’s delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser. “My colleagues report harrowing stories, like a family of 13 who fled Deir Ezzor only to lose ten of its members to airstrikes and explosive devices along the way.”

The violence is not only taking place in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, and western rural Aleppo, but also in many of the de-escalation areas, such as Idleb, rural Hama, and Eastern Ghouta. Taken together, these are the worst levels of violence since the battle for Aleppo in 2016.

ICRC President Peter Maurer calls for focus on issues of detention and missing in Iraq

ICRC - News Release No. 17/74

(New York) – Today in a side event of the UN General Assembly, ICRC President Peter Maurer spotlighted the issues of detention and missing people in Iraq. In his remarks to the Ministerial-Level event on “Saving Lives, protecting lives, and ...

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