Nobel Prize http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25749/all en ICRC head in Myanmar to gain access to prisons, conflict zones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/icrc-head-myanmar-gain-access-prisons-conflict-zones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First-ever visit to Myanmar by ICRC President</p> <p>* Peter Maurer to hold talks with President Thein Sein</p> <p>* Government has invited ICRC to visit prisons</p> <p>* ICRC to seek access to conflict areas near China, Thailand</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/icrc-head-myanmar-gain-access-prisons-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International Committee of the Red Cross International Committee of the Red Cross Nobel Prize Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:31:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733880 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the violence in Mali, including 400,000 who could flee to neighbouring countries in the coming months, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.</p> <p>"We believe there could be in the near future an additional 300,000 displaced inside Mali and up to 400,000 additional displaced (refugees) in neighbouring countries," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Nobel Prize Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736048 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross seeks access to Mali prisoners, fears reprisals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/red-cross-seeks-access-mali-prisoners-fears-reprisals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Red Cross is seeking access to prisoners captured during the Mali conflict and is urging authorities to help prevent revenge attacks, ICRC chief Peter Maurer told AFP in an interview Friday.</p> <p>"We are currently going through all the channels to convince the political leadership to ... guarantee us access to all the prisoners taken during the conflict," said Maurer, who took over as the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross last July.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/red-cross-seeks-access-mali-prisoners-fears-reprisals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize Peter Maurer United Nations General Assembly observers War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743121 at http://www.globalpost.com Neutral in a harsh world: the history of the ICRC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/neutral-harsh-world-the-history-the-icrc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Founded to care for victims of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross has faced a tough task, sometimes been found wanting, but has always known how to adapt to shifting challenges.</p> <p>The Swiss-based ICRC marks its 150th anniversary on February 17, making it the world's oldest humanitarian organisation still in existence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/neutral-harsh-world-the-history-the-icrc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize United Nations General Assembly observers War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:32:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752303 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali crisis risks dragging on, civilians bear brunt-ICRC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/mali-crisis-risks-dragging-civilians-bear-brunt-icrc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The conflict in northern Mali risks dragging on for months, cutting off civilians from aid and basic services in a Somalia-like situation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Friday.</p> <p>The independent agency said that it had become harder to contact armed Islamist groups and determine who was in control of territory to get security guarantees for its aid convoys.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/mali-crisis-risks-dragging-civilians-bear-brunt-icrc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:30:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763414 at http://www.globalpost.com Record 259 nominees for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/record-259-nominees-2013-nobel-peace-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- 209 individuals and 50 organisations -- with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute said on Monday.</p> <p>The list is known to include Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, ex-Eastern bloc activists, and former US president Bill Clinton.</p> <p>"The trend is upward, not every year but almost," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/record-259-nominees-2013-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Politics Sweden AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772676 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross deplores high civilian deaths in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/red-cross-deplores-high-civilian-deaths-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday it is "deplorable" people are getting used to the fact so many civilians are being killed each day in Syria's war.</p> <p>The ICRC said that humanitarian aid efforts, though continuing, were falling short of what was required to take care of millions of people affected by the devastating two-year-old conflict.</p> <p>"It is deplorable that high numbers of civilian casualties are now a daily occurrence to which people are unfortunately getting accustomed," said Robert Mardini, who heads the Red Cross' regional operations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/red-cross-deplores-high-civilian-deaths-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Laws of war Nobel Prize Peace AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784395 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunman wounds Russian Red Cross worker in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/russian-red-cross-worker-shot-yemen-security-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA (Reuters) - A Russian aid worker working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday, a security official said.</p> <p>"The foreign worker was in the car of an international organisation when she was shot in one of Sanaa's streets," the official said, adding that the woman was in critical condition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/russian-red-cross-worker-shot-yemen-security-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize United Nations General Assembly observers Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794100 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunman wounds foreign Red Cross worker in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/gunman-wounds-foreign-red-cross-worker-yemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA (Reuters) - An aid worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross from Kazakhstan was shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday, a security official said.</p> <p>The victim was in an ICRC car when she was shot in a street in Sanaa, the official said.</p> <p>He said she was in critical condition but an ICRC spokeswoman in Geneva said the aid worker was not seriously hurt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/gunman-wounds-foreign-red-cross-worker-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:31:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794327 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross moves up Guantanamo visit because of hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/red-cross-moves-guantanamo-visit-because-hunger-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross sent a doctor and another delegate to the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo a week earlier than planned because of concern about a growing hunger strike among detainees, an ICRC spokesman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>About a dozen ICRC representatives were scheduled to make a regular two-week visit to the detention camp on April 1, ICRC spokesman Simon Schorno said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/red-cross-moves-guantanamo-visit-because-hunger-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guantanamo Bay detainment camp Guantánamo Bay hunger strikes Nobel Prize Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794803 at http://www.globalpost.com Looters strip Red Cross depots in coup-hit C.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/looters-strip-red-cross-depots-coup-hit-cafrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Looters in the coup-hit Central African Republic have stripped aid depots run by the International Committee of the Red Cross, threatening its ability to deal with the humanitarian crisis there, it said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The buildings we use to store equipment and food have been looted in Bangui. The bulk of the food has been stolen," ICRC spokesman Marie-Servane Desjonqueres told AFP in Geneva.</p> <p>"Acts like this endanger the work of the ICRC. Most of these supplies could have helped us deal with the emergency," she added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/looters-strip-red-cross-depots-coup-hit-cafrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Labor Law Nobel Prize United Nations General Assembly observers AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:47:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795474 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross appeals for $43mn for war-hit Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/red-cross-appeals-43mn-war-hit-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Red Cross has appealed for an additional $43 million to help hundreds of thousands of people in war-torn Mali, and said it would be stepping up its visits of detainees.</p> <p>"Now that northern Mali has been in the grip of armed violence for almost 16 months, the living conditions of people affected by the conflict are very worrying and humanitarian needs substantial," the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement late Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/red-cross-appeals-43mn-war-hit-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Labor Nobel Prize Social Issues United Nations General Assembly observers AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5810011 at http://www.globalpost.com ICRC halts all Uzbekistan prisoner visits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/icrc-halts-all-uzbekistan-prisoner-visits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday it was terminating all visits to prisoners in Uzbekistan owing to the conditions imposed by the local authorities and their unconstructive attitude.</p> <p>The decision, which follows a suspension of several months, comes after a visit to Tashkent this week by the ICRC's director general Yves Daccord where he met with Uzbek government officials.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/icrc-halts-all-uzbekistan-prisoner-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5813249 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Red Crescent staffers killed in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-red-crescent-staffers-killed-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two local employees of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) have been killed in a "shocking" attack in the north of the country, Red Cross and Red Crescent officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Two other staffers were injured in the shooting Tuesday on a main road in the Khanaqa district of Jawzjan province while their mobile clinic was travelling to the provincial capital Shiberghan, the officials said in a statement.</p> <p>They described the killings as "shocking and unacceptable" but said the identity of the attackers was unknown.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-red-crescent-staffers-killed-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Labor Law Nobel Prize AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818428 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross urges swift evacuation of Syria's dead and wounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/red-cross-urges-swift-evacuation-syrias-dead-and-wounded <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) urged both sides in Syria's civil war on Monday to allow swift evacuation of the dead and wounded, many of them civilians, who often lie abandoned for days or months in intense urban fighting.</p> <p>The ICRC reminded the government and the rebels that international humanitarian law requires bodies to be removed promptly and respectfully, and the injured to be evacuated for treatment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/red-cross-urges-swift-evacuation-syrias-dead-and-wounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Nobel Prize United Nations General Assembly observers Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 14:48:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832546 at http://www.globalpost.com