International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29246/all en 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 5743121 at http://www.globalpost.com Aid flows to rebel-held parts of Syria previously inaccessible http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/aid-flows-rebel-held-parts-syria-previously-inaccessible <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>* "A change in their approach"</p> <p>* More than 2 million believed to be internally displaced</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have allowed humanitarian aid into previously inaccessible rebel-held parts of Syria to try to win the loyalty of the residents, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/aid-flows-rebel-held-parts-syria-previously-inaccessible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Forced migration International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:15:18 +0000 5748268 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands displaced in Mali's far-north need help: Red Cross http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/thousands-displaced-malis-far-north-need-help-red-cross <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>Thousands of displaced Malians who have fled to the far north of the country near the Algerian border are in great distress, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday.</p> <p>"The ordeal of many people displaced by the conflict in Mali is far from over," the ICRC said in a statement, highlighting the plight of more than 6,500 displaced people and the 400 local families in Tinzawatene, in the Kidal region in the far north.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/thousands-displaced-malis-far-north-need-help-red-cross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Tuareg United Nations General Assembly observers War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:46:06 +0000 5750447 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 5752303 at http://www.globalpost.com At 150, Red Cross is as relevant as ever: president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/at-150-red-cross-relevant-ever-president <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>As the International Committee of the Red Cross prepares to turn 150, it is as relevant as ever and rapidly adapting to the conflicts of the 21st century, its president told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>"150 years of history show that ICRC is needed today more than ever," Peter Maurer told AFP at his office at the organisation's headquarters in Geneva ahead of anniversary celebrations on February 17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/at-150-red-cross-relevant-ever-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Labor Law Laws of war Peace Peter Maurer AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:33:36 +0000 5752308 at http://www.globalpost.com Plight of Syrian civilians 'catastrophic': Red Cross http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/plight-syrian-civilians-catastrophic-red-cross <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 plight of civilians in conflict-ravaged Syria has now reached catastrophic levels, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday, adding that it was having trouble reaching those in need.</p> <p>"I've come back from Syria convinced that we can and must expand operations there over coming months," ICRC Director of Operations Pierre Kraehenbuehl told reporters after a mission there.</p> <p>"After two years with no end to the military conflict, the situation of the civilian population has reached nothing short of catastrophic," he said.</p> <p>"There is no respite."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/plight-syrian-civilians-catastrophic-red-cross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement United Nations General Assembly observers AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:30:48 +0000 5756869 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross moves to get more Syria aid to rebel areas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/red-cross-moves-get-more-syria-aid-rebel-areas <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>* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas</p> <p>* Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week</p> <p>* Says humanitarian situation in Syria "catastrophic"</p> <p>* Presses Syria to allow resumption of prison visits</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/red-cross-moves-get-more-syria-aid-rebel-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Health International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Labor Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:45:24 +0000 5757039 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 5763414 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombian rebels free two German hostages: Red Cross http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombian-rebels-free-two-german-hostages-red-cross-1 <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>Colombian rebels on Friday freed two Germans they had taken hostage in November, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.</p> <p>The two men were turned over by National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas in a rural part of northeast Colombia to a humanitarian team that included ICRC delegates, the aid group said in a statement.</p> <p>The men were identified as Uwe and Otto Breuer, brothers aged 69 and 73.</p> <p>They were kidnapped four months ago in the same region of Norte de Santander department where they were released Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombian-rebels-free-two-german-hostages-red-cross-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Far-left politics Government International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:15:32 +0000 5777828 at http://www.globalpost.com ICRC asks world to press Syrian combatants to halt abuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/icrc-asks-world-press-syrian-combatants-halt-abuses <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) appealed to foreign powers on Friday to press combatants in Syria to halt attacks on civilians and aid workers, saying all sides were violating the Geneva Conventions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/icrc-asks-world-press-syrian-combatants-halt-abuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Health International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement International relations Labor Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:15:22 +0000 5784389 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 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 5794327 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 5795474 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenia says has no information on Azerbaijani went missing on border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/armenia-says-has-no-information-azerbaijani-went-missing-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Anakhanum Hidayatova; Armenia has announced that it has no information about Azerbaijani citizen Sabir Muhit Karimov, said Armen Kaprielyan, head of the working group of the Armenian State Commission on Prisoners of War Hostages and Missing Persons, APA reports quoting Novosti Armenia.</p><P>On April 2, resident of Khanliglar village of Gazakh region, 46-year-old Karimov Sabir Muhit went missing on the border with Armenia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/armenia-says-has-no-information-azerbaijani-went-missing-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International Committee of the Red Cross International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:33:05 +0000 Asianet 5802860 at http://www.globalpost.com HOD of the ICRC Delegation in Azerbaijan: “The ICRC is in favor of holding the meetings of Azerbaijani and Armenian CEPODs regularly if the parties wish” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/hod-the-icrc-delegation-azerbaijan-the-icrc-favor-holding-the-meetings- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Kamala Guliyeva; The interview of HOD of the ICRC Delegation in Azerbaijan Ms Denise Duran with APA</p><P>- The ICRC is active in the region for 20 years. How do you assess the ICRC activities during this period? Could the ICRC accomplish its mission in Azerbaijan?</p><P>- As you know, the ICRC's mission is to bring assistance and protection to persons affected by conflict and violence. Since the outbreak of the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh, ICRC has worked towards this.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/hod-the-icrc-delegation-azerbaijan-the-icrc-favor-holding-the-meetings-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Peace Social Issues The ICRC United Nations General Assembly observers War Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:34:11 +0000 Asianet 5802871 at http://www.globalpost.com