Iraq: ICRC strongly condemns use of chemical weapons around Mosul

ICRC - News Release No. 17/19
03 March 2017

Baghdad (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons during fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul. Seven patients with symptoms consistent with an exposure to a toxic chemical agent are currently being treated at Rozhawa hospital, close to Mosul, where fighting is ongoing. ICRC medical teams at the hospital are offering full support to the local medical teams.

Iraq: the ICRC steps up its humanitarian response around Mosul

ICRC - News Release No. 17/16 23 February 2017 Baghdad (ICRC) – As fighting intensifies around the Iraqi city of Mosul, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is increasing its presence in the field, in order to respond swiftly ...

Libyan Red Crescent recovers 74 bodies in northern Libya

Beirut/Geneva, 21 February – The Libyan Red Crescent has recovered the bodies of 74 people who washed ashore yesterday (20 February), near Zawiya on Libya’s northern coast. Photos are available for download here. It appears that the deceased ...

Afghanistan: An appeal for the safe and unconditional release of ICRC staff

ICRC - News Release No. 17/15
18 February 2017

Kabul / Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in the killing of six ICRC staff members.

“We call on the abductors’ sense of humanity and request the immediate, safe and unconditional release of our colleagues,” said the Head of the ICRC Delegation in Afghanistan, Monica Zanarelli. “We also ask that any action that could endanger their lives is avoided. We do not want the agony and heartache of this tragedy to deepen.”

Yemen: Urgent plea to warring parties to spare civilians

ICRC - News Release No. 17/11
10 February 2017

Geneva / Sana'a – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is warning that the situation for thousands of civilians in Yemen is deteriorating fast, following a dramatic increase in fighting. Many civilians have become trapped in the cross-fire.

The situation has significantly worsened in the areas of Al Mokha, Hodeida, Taiz and Dhubab. Families have been unable to escape due to the intense fighting.

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

ICRC - News Release No. 17/08
8 February 2017

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.

The team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of the town of Shibergan in Jawzan province. Their convoy was attacked by unknown armed men.

“This is a despicable act. Nothing can justify the murder of our colleagues and dear friends,” said the head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, Monica Zanarelli.  “At this point, it’s premature for us to determine the impact of this appalling incident on our operations in Afghanistan. We want to collect ourselves as a team and support each other in processing this incomprehensible act and finding our two unaccounted for colleagues," said Mrs Zanarelli.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores the deaths of civilians and 6 Nigerian Red Cross aid workers

ICRC - News Release No. 17/02,  18 January 2017

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon.

 “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our six colleagues and shocked that an incident of this magnitude has occurred in a civilian area,” said Elder (Chief) Bolaji Akpan Anani, President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. “Our hearts and prayers are with the bereaved and the wounded as we remain undaunted and focused on our commitment to those who need help”

 The six Red Cross workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian operation bringing food to more than 25,000 displaced people.

Afghanistan: Abducted ICRC staff member released

Geneva (ICRC) – an ICRC staff member who was abducted on 19 December 2016 in Kunduz province, has been released and is now with the ICRC team in Kunduz.

The ICRC would like to thank the authorities and the communities who have mobilized and played a role in facilitating our colleague’s release.

The staff member was abducted while travelling from the ICRC office in Kunduz to the Sub-delegation in Mazar-i-Sharif. While three other colleagues were left unharmed, he was taken and held for almost 4 weeks. 

Europe: Extreme winter weather

10 January 2017 - Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas are affecting much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. The worst of the cold weather began at the beginning of January in many countries but in Poland, the impact of freezing temperatures was felt as early as November 2016.

The severe weather is reported[1] to have claimed at least 40 lives. According to recent media reports[2], several people have died in eastern Ukraine[3] and Belarus and a further ten in Poland although numbers are not officially confirmed. Asylum seekers and refugees living in camps and sleeping outdoors across Europe are at high risk, as well as homeless people and the elderly.

Red Cross issues warning over severe winter weather in Europe

Budapest, 9 January 2017—The Red Cross is urging people to protect themselves against severe weather as sub-zero temperatures continue to freeze Europe.

This month’s cold snap has seen temperatures drop to -30 degrees Celsius in some countries and is reported to have claimed up to 40 lives. Red Cross emergency teams are working across the worst-hit areas to provide warm clothes, hot food, blankets and first aid to people caught in severe weather.

“Our volunteers are on the ground from Turkey to northern Europe where severe winter weather is putting vulnerable people at serious risk,” said Simon Missiri, Regional Director for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Europe.

 

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