International Red Cross

Diversity Travel enters new partnership with charity

The British Red Cross has entered into a new partnership with travel management company Diversity Travel, which specializes in providing services to the charity sector and NGOs. Under the new agreement, Diversity Travel will provide travel planning and organizational assistance to the 25,500 British Red Cross staff and 4,000 volunteers …

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DeSantis declares statewide emergency as Tropical Storm Ian moves toward Florida – NBC10 Philadelphia

Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and intense hurricane winds to the state next week. On Friday, DeSantis initially issued the emergency order for two dozen counties, but extended …

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Attacks on hospitals and health care in Ukraine: Joint submission to the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, September 2022 – Ukraine

Attachments In a new joint submission to the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine (IICIU), four independent NGOs call on the Commission to investigate the ongoing attacks on hospitals and health workers in Ukraine perpetrated by Russian forces, which constitute flagrant violations of international human rights and …

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Tensions between countries could disrupt aid delivery to people in need – Red Cross

UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 21, 2022) Tensions between countries around the world could hamper efforts by humanitarian groups to access and deliver aid to people in conflict zones such as Syria, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), President Francesco Rocca told Sputnik. “I think …

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QRCS deploys surgeons to treat impoverished patients in Sudan [EN/AR] – Sudan

QRCS deploys surgeons to treat impoverished patients in Sudan [EN/AR] – Sudan

Attachments September 17, 2022 ― Doha: On Friday September 16, 2022, a medical delegation from the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) left Doha for Sudan, to carry out a general surgery and urology convoy to the Nyala Specialist Hospital in Nyala, South Darfur, nearly 900 km from Khartoum. A team …

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Alabama and the Alabama Room: A Necessary Reminder of Successful Arbitration

As the war rages on between Russia and Ukraine, with no end in sight and no public negotiation between the two sides, it should be noted that September 14, 2022 marks the 150e anniversary of a successful third-party arbitration between Britain and the United States. The very act of agreeing …

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Rights of persons with disabilities – Note by the Secretary-General (A/77/203) [EN/AR/RU/ZH] – World

Rights of persons with disabilities – Note by the Secretary-General (A/77/203) [EN/AR/RU/ZH] – World

Attachments Seventy-seventh sessionItem 69 c) of the provisional agenda*Promotion and protection of human rights: human rightsSituations and Reports of Special Rapporteurs and Representatives The Secretary-General has the honor to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn, submitted …

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Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari takes office as President of PRCS

Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari took office as President of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Monday. He has 22 years of experience in the corporate and healthcare sector. Shortly after his arrival at the national headquarters of the PRCS, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari held meetings with the management and …

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Turn your kitchen scraps into cooking gas

A $1,000 appliance in the garden could help weather the fuel crisis Households can now turn their food scraps – and toilet waste – into cooking gas. The Israeli startup HomeBiogas has developed a compact and affordable version of industrial equipment usually operated by large companies and municipalities. Its miniaturized …

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Evîn Cuma: Turkey must stop using water as a weapon of war against populations

The Turkish state and its mercenaries are attacking northern and eastern Syria in all sorts of ways. They use water as a weapon against the population by continuously cutting off the water coming from the Alouk water station, leaving thousands of people without water in Hesekê. In its August 22 …

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The ICRC spends money with the occupiers, ignoring their crimes

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which has access to Mariupol, distributes food there but does not help to improve the catastrophic medical situation and stop crimes against civilians. This was stated by adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petr Andryushchenko. “Strange things. The International Red Cross calmly lands …

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After a year in San Antonio, Afghan refugees face daily challenges and an uncertain future

Bilal and his wife Sediqi have a distant gaze as they talk about the losses they have suffered over the past year. The couple – both amputees – fled their home in Kabul last August as the Taliban swept through the city. They now live in San Antonio. “Physically, I …

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QRCS launches emergency drought response in Somalia [EN/AR] – Somalia

QRCS launches emergency drought response in Somalia [EN/AR] – Somalia

Attachments 22 August 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency response to the drought in Somalia, with a package of food, health, water and sanitation assistance for the benefit of 25,423 internally displaced persons. camps in Dolow district, Gedo region, Jubaland, as well as …

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Russia accuses Kyiv of poisoning its soldiers in Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine

As the Russian-Ukrainian war entered its 178th day, Moscow, in new accusations, said Kyiv was poisoning some of its soldiers in Ukraine, media reported. According to Al Jazeera, Russia’s Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of poisoning some of its military personnel in the Russian-held part of the Zaporizhzhia region in southeastern …

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Uganda, Africa | Population Movement – Emergency Appeal No. MDRUG045 – Operation Update #1 – Uganda

Attachments To date, this emergency appeal, which requests CHF 3,000,000, is funded at 8%. Additional financial contributions are needed to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society in the region, with the support of the IFRC, to continue to respond and provide humanitarian assistance and protection to those on the move. …

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Humanitarian groups urge Ottawa to exempt their work in Afghanistan from anti-terrorism law

Children in a pediatric ward at the Indira Gandhi Hospital receive treatment for malnutrition on August 13 in Kabul.Nava Jamshidi/Getty Images Humanitarian groups say the federal government should exempt their work on the ground in Afghanistan from its anti-terrorism law, warning that current policies in Ottawa prevent them from providing …

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Colombian anthropologists visit Offutt’s lab as they seek to identify 120,000 missing | airpulse

According to estimates by the International Committee of the Red Cross, around 120,000 people have disappeared during 50 years of violent civil war in the South American nation of Colombia. Last week, 10 forensic anthropologists tasked with identifying the Colombian missing traveled to Offutt Air Force Base to meet with …

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Afghanistan: 113,500 Afghan newborns, but how will they survive? -Afghanistan

Statement by Christine Cipolla, ICRC Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Almost a year ago when I visited Afghanistan, the medical system was about to close. The country’s dedicated medical staff had not been paid for months, and the drugs and equipment needed for quality care were not available. …

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The 1949 Geneva Conventions and Nepal

The Geneva Conventions celebrate their 73rd anniversary on August 12. The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are key instruments of international humanitarian law (IHL) that govern the conduct of armed conflict and aim to alleviate suffering. IHL protects those who are not taking part in hostilities and those who …

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The Taliban’s dangerous collision course with the West

“It is one of the largest and most important women’s hospitals in Afghanistan,” she explained. The patients were women, of course, but almost all the medical staff were too. As we walked through the hallways, which smelled of disinfectant, she pointed out that they were clean and freshly painted — …

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‘Absolute Evil’: Inside the Russian Prison Camp Where Dozens of Ukrainians Were Burned Alive | Ukraine

Screams of tortured soldiers, overflowing cells, inhuman conditions, a regime of intimidation and murder. Inedible porridge, no communication with the outside world and days marked by a home-made calendar written on a tea tin. This is, according to a prisoner who was there, what conditions are like at Olenivka, the …

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The PRCS launches an operation in Karak, Tank

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has launched a relief operation in the flooded districts of Karak and Tank. As part of the relief operation, the process of installing water treatment plants in the two districts has been started, a statement said, adding that the registration process would …

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Red Cross helping amid devastation

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic flooding that upended lives and destroyed hundreds of homes in Eastern Kentucky. The American Red Cross is working around the clock with partners to provide shelter, meals and essential support to those in need. This is an evolving and difficult …

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Assessment of Russia’s ISW Offensive Campaign, July 31 – KyivPost

Key points to remember The Kremlin did not respond to the International Red Cross (ICRC) request for access to Olenivka prison by July 31, hampering international investigative efforts. Russian forces conducted limited ground attacks southwest and northwest of Izyum, consistent with ISW’s assessment that Russian forces could establish conditions for …

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Latest news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: live updates

A destroyed barracks in a prison in the town of Olenivka, in an area of ​​eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia.Credit…Associated press As it called for an international investigation into what it described as a ‘terrorist attack’, Ukraine’s government said on Saturday it was gathering evidence to prove Russia orchestrated an …

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Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night

Moongaze with us at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia during International Observe the Moon Night! Join the staff and members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing. We’ll help you use our telescopes to observe planets, stars and more. Details Stargazing is free …

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California Masons Donate Funds to Red Cross for Ukraine Aid

Masons of California, the largest fraternal organization in the world, recently donated $76,500 to the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide support and relief to Ukrainian citizens. The total includes donations from individual Masons across California, as well as contributions from lodges and the California Masonic Foundation. This …

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BCCT Women in Business Launch of the mentoring program

Take control of your life and career with the WIB Mentoring Program. BCCT Women in Business Group (WiBG) is delighted to invite you to an evening to launch the WiBG mentorship program. The program will connect young professional women with experienced executives to guide and support them in their development. …

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Two Americans killed in Ukraine’s Donbass region

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Two US citizens recently died in Ukraine’s Donbass region, the State Department confirmed on Saturday. In a statement to CNN on Saturday, a State Department spokesperson did not provide any details about the individuals or the circumstances of their deaths, but said they “are in contact …

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P&G Continues Hand Hygiene Promotion Efforts with the Philippine Red Cross

[Manila, Philippines]: Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, whose portfolio has been trusted over the years for its premium healthcare, home care, beauty and grooming products, continues to be a force for good by helping championing the country’s health with its latest partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). With the …

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Kick-off of the 104th edition of the Nijmegen International Marches

The 104th edition of the Nijmegen four-day marches started on Wednesday, a day later than usual due to extremely high temperatures on Tuesday. According to the Vierdaagse weather advisory team, Wednesday’s march will also be “challenging” as the mercury will soar to around 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity. March …

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Rotary Alliance Names Mark Locke Fellow of the Year

Rotary International has two official mottos: “He who benefits most serves best” and “Serving before self”. The Rotary Club Alliance Rotarian of the Year embodies service. Mark Locke, president and CEO of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce since 2002, received the honor at the Alliance Rotary Club Installation Dinner …

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Bicultural Home to Many Cultures in Palmerston North

DAVID UNWIN/Stuff Newcomers to Palmerston North discover the history of Te Marae o Hine/The Square. Palmerston North and Rangitāne welcomed around 80 new arrivals to the city during the first powhiri of the post-Covid-19 restrictions era in Te Manawa this weekend. They came from Afghanistan, Karen and Rohinga communities, Scotland …

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Homes empty as Ukrainian refugees are forced to sleep in tents

The HOUSES originally intended to house the Ukrainians are empty while the refugees sleep in tents. Hundreds of properties, promised to help those fleeing war, are caught in a traffic jam of paperwork, either withdrawn or deemed unsuitable. Only one in five properties pledged to help house refugees from Ukraine …

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New UN guidelines on how businesses should ensure respect for human rights in conflict-affected areas

The risk of companies being involved in and potentially complicit in serious human rights abuses is naturally higher in the context of armed conflict and other situations of generalized violence. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights have released a …

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4 Arab cities ranked among the best in the world

LONDON: Marrakech has been ranked seventh in a new list of the world’s 53 best cities, compiled by British events magazine Time Out. Dubai (40), Abu Dhabi (45) and Doha (53) are the other Arab cities that have received praise for their offerings in nightlife, quality of life and practical …

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Children reunite with lost families as Congo conflict rages

Jason Kandeke and his sister Esther got out of the van and rushed into the arms of their crying uncle and grandmother – the children’s first contact with their family since Congolese fighters killed their parents a while ago six years. Militias attacked their village of Mingele in southeastern Democratic …

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Worst drought since 2012 hits Mauritania hardest among Sahel countries

Mauritania is facing its worst drought conditions since 2012 and faring worse than any country in the Sahel that has experienced rainfall deficits in the past decade, according to a new report from the International Federation of Energy Societies. Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). At least 34 of the …

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Macron reshapes French cabinet for tricky second term

Published on: 04/07/2022 – 12:00Edited: 04/07/2022 – 11:58 Paris (AFP)- French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Monday in search of a fresh start for his second term, dogged by his failure to secure a parliamentary majority last month. While he eventually bowed to public pressure by removing Damien …

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Minister – Red Deer Advocate

OTTAWA — A law prohibiting any dealings with the Taliban, which charities complain hampers their ability to help Afghans in need, could be adjusted by the federal government to give aid agencies more flexibility. International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan said the government was considering making changes to the law to …

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1 dead as landslides hit southern Austria after heavy rain

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities declared a civil emergency on Wednesday after some villages in the southern state of Carinthia were cut off by mudslides and flooding following heavy rains. One person was killed and another missing. Residents of the villages of Treffen and Arriach have been told to seek …

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COVID-19: Red Cross Red Crescent turns to animation to boost global vaccination effort

Clever social media video is part of latest efforts by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to convince world leaders, governments and big pharma to get more COVID vaccines to countries with low rates immunization in Asia and the Pacific. The animation comes in the form of …

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American Red Cross of Northern Nevada honors 10 volunteers

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross honored 10 volunteers on Saturday for their outstanding service over the past year. “During the past fiscal year, Red Cross volunteers from Northern Nevada worked a total of 10,426 hours,” Mary Powell, executive director of the Northern …

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S’pore will donate $50,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in Afghanistan

SINGAPORE – The government will donate US$50,000 (S$69,460) to support the efforts of the Singapore Red Cross Society (SRC) to help victims of the earthquake that struck Afghanistan on June 22 (Wednesday). This will complement the RSC’s commitment of $50,000 for urgently needed medical supplies and necessities, the Foreign Office …

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As Russia Threatens Captured American Veterans, US Invokes Laws of War

APTOPIX Russia Ukraine War Soldiers hold flares as they attend the funeral of activist and soldier Roman Ratushnyi in Kyiv, Ukraine, June 18, 2022. Credit – Natacha Pisarenko—AP A day after the Kremlin said two American veterans captured by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine had committed war crimes and faced the …

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Visit of the ICRC’s Regional Director for Asia-Pacific to Myanmar – Myanmar

The regional director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Asia-Pacific, Christine Cipolla, went to Myanmar last week for meetings with the ministries of the State Board of Directors, in particular the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health. The meetings …

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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte vacationed in Italy as Yellowstone was crushed by flooding

Placeholder while loading article actions Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (right) was vacationing in Italy when historic flooding swamped his state this week and caused the closure of Yellowstone National Park, his office confirmed Friday. Gianforte and his wife, Susan, took a “long-planned personal trip” that was cut short after heavy …

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DPR Ombudsman’s Comments on Ukraine’s Treatment of POWs

DONETSK, June 16 (BelTA) – We had to bring several ambulances for each POW exchange with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, DPR Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova told media in Donetsk, BelTA learned . “In seven years, we have exchanged around 1,300 people. I don’t remember a single person who …

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ON THE MOVE: Grove Point Financial hires Denise McGee; Helen Lofthouse at ASX

Denise McGee Grove Point Financial, a platform of independent broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), has hired Denise McGee as Senior Vice President of Advisor Solutions. Drawing on 26 years of experience, McGee will devote much of his time to increasing adoption of Grove Point Financial’s technology, advisory and brokerage …

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Sri Lanka FM seeks Singapore’s assistance in securing bridging funding during official visit

* Sri Lanka FM seeks Singapore’s assistance in securing bridging funding during official visit Friday, June 10, 2022, 9:55 p.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. June 10, Colombo: At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister …

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Smartphones blur the line between civilian and combatant

As Russia continues its unprovoked armed assault, Ukrainian reports note that smartphones in the pockets of civilians can be “powerful weapons in their own way like rockets and artillery.” Indeed, the country’s technologists quickly created remarkable apps to keep citizens safe and support the war effort, ranging from an air …

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Saudi Arabia to Host 4th OIC Conference on Mediation

Published on June 04, 2022 8:15 p.m. Saudi Arabia to Host 4th OIC Conference on Mediation ISLAMABAD (APP) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the fourth two-day conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday highlighting the role of the OIC in maintaining regional and global …

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Interview: “However you look at it, wars are bad”, the head of the UN crisis in Ukraine – Ukraine

Amin Awad was appointed United Nations Crisis Coordinator in Ukraine by Secretary-General António Guterres in February, following the Russian attack on the country. Marking 100 days since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, UN News spoke exclusively and in-depth with Mr. Awad, who explained what the UN is …

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Red Cross helps 6 people affected by multi-unit fire in Miami

Late last night, local volunteer members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, Greater Miami and Keys Chapter, responded to a multi-unit fire on SW 155e To research,. The trained disaster team helped coordinate emergency assistance to six (6) people affected by the fire. The Red Cross is providing …

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Closure: Peruvian natives bury the remains of dozens of people massacred in 1985

ACCOMARCA, Peru – Hundreds of people have gathered in this small Andean village for the burial of the remains of 50 victims of a brutal massacre by Peruvian soldiers in 1985. For a day and a half before the May 20 funeral, relatives watched around dozens of ossuaries in the …

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Goodbye Cannes and Kevin Spacey charged – Deadline

Afternoon insiders, this is Max Goldbart. Cannes is winding down and we have the latest from the Croisette, plus plenty more in this week’s deep dive. Continue reading. Goodbye Cannes Cautious optimism: Diana Lodderhose here, back with week two of our Cannes roundup. For most, this year’s festival will be …

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Wherever there is war or armed conflict, civilians are always caught in the crossfire: UK statement to UN Security Council

Thank you very much, Madam President, and thank you again for bringing us together today on this crucial issue. And, we are very grateful to our rapporteurs – it was very good to hear their views on the really practical and impactful steps that this Council, but also other Member …

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Ukrainian student from Mizzou celebrates Russia’s departure from Kharkiv

The Russian army has left its hometown of Kharkiv; Sweden and Finland have applied to join NATO; and Thursday was International Vyshyvanka Day. Ukrainian University of Missouri student Vlad Sazhen wore a vyshyvanka, a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt, on Thursday to celebrate. He spoke at Galena Residence Hall at MU. …

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Ukraine. What rights does international law give prisoners of war?

Placeholder while loading article actions Combatants captured by enemy forces during a conflict are protected by international law. As prisoners of war, they enjoy certain privileges, including humane treatment, medical care and rapid return to their home country at the end of a conflict. As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, …

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Fall of Mariupol imminent; Russian soldier pleads guilty

A Russian sergeant pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial to shooting and killing an unarmed civilian in the northeast region of Sumy four days after the invasion began. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, could be sentenced to life in prison for shooting the 62-year-old Ukrainian. Shishimarin was among …

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Ethiopia | Hunger Crisis – Flash Appeal №: MDRET027 – Operational Strategy – Ethiopia

CHRONOLOGY January 2022: The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) conducts an in-depth assessment following the worsening drought conditions in the Somali region and in the Borana and Moyale areas of the Oromia region. February 10, 2022: The Somali regional government submits a request to the ERCS appealing for support to …

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Millions of children at risk of malnutrition in the Sahel, warn aid agencies

International aid organizations warn of a growing hunger crisis in the central Sahel due to climate change, drought and insecurity. About four million children under the age of five – about a third of those in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso – are at risk of acute malnutrition in the …

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Gwyn Lewis appointed UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Irishman Gwyn Lewis as the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh. With over 20 years of experience in international development, peacebuilding and humanitarian affairs, Gwyn Lewis previously served as Director of Affairs for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in …

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Governor Inaugurates IRCS Thalassemia Center at Paderu, Kakinada Retirement Home

Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, who is also the President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), AP State Branch, praised the services of IRCS especially during the pandemic. He took part in the celebrations of World Red Cross Day, which coincides with the birthday of Jean Henry Dunant, founder of the …

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Coffman engineers make communities safer with $100,000 donation

Picture Volunteerism and gifts reflect Coffman’s continued support of the American Red Cross mission Featured image for Coffman Engineers, Inc. Featured image for Coffman Engineers, Inc. SPOKANE, Wash., May 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coffman Engineers, a nationally recognized multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, is proud to announce a charitable contribution …

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What happened on day 70 of the war in Ukraine

With Russia’s military still struggling, Western officials and traumatized residents of Ukraine are watching with heightened concern Russia’s VE Day holiday on May 9 – a celebration of the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany. – fearing that President Vladimir V. Putin will exploit it as a grandiose event. step to …

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Russian bombardment of Mariupol after brief evacuation

The evacuation of the war-scarred Ukrainian city of Mariupol has begun, but Russian shelling apparently only briefly ceased. The commander of the Ukrainian National Guard brigade, Denys Shlega, said in a television interview on Sunday that the Russian bombardment of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol resumed immediately after the …

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Satcube provides critical satellite communications for humanitarian organizations in Ukraine – SatNews

sat cube today launches a new online rental service used by day TVI, 7 News Australia, ICRC (International Red Cross) and other organizations on the ground in Ukraine. the Instant Satcube web platform is an online rental service that provides the Terminal Satcube Ku and high-speed data packages that allow …

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Safety in Numbers: Volunteers Help Protect Palestinian Herders and Farmers

ZANUTA, West Bank – A retired Catholic teacher looked over her shoulder at the ridge where, moments earlier, three Israeli settlers had stood. They were gone, and the two Palestinian shepherds she and four others were accompanying moved their herd of goats further along the still green field of the …

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Bionic limbs boost self-esteem of Gaza amputees

GAZA, April 19 (Reuters) – A “smart” prosthetic hand that mimics human anatomy and movement has enabled Ahmed Abu Hamda to play with his children and regain self-esteem, as part of a new project in the Gaza Strip, where the conflict with Israel has left hundreds of Palestinians without limbs. …

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Russia sets deadline for Ukrainian troops to surrender in Mariupol

Servicemen of pro-Russian troops board an armored personnel carrier during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoshenko Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 17 (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry told Ukrainian forces still fighting in the …

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Ethiopia’s Cardinal Souraphiel Hopes Ongoing Negotiations Will Bring Lasting Peace

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa, head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, discusses the humanitarian crisis enveloping the nation which has suffered from civil war and famine. Pope Francis has called on the world to remember “forgotten wars” like the one that plagued Ethiopia. …

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UN official calls for speeding up coronavirus vaccinations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations official spearheading global coronavirus vaccination efforts said on Monday the number of countries where 10% or less of the population has been vaccinated has fallen from 34 to 18 since then. January and called for accelerated progress to end the pandemic. Under-Secretary-General Ted …

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Island Red Cross raises massive sum for Ukraine appeal – The Royal Gazette

Updated: April 06, 2022 7:47 PM Ukraine in crisis. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) The Bermuda Red Cross has raised over $370,000 for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal, we learned tonight. The Bermuda-based Peter Cundhill Foundation, set up to promote the welfare of children, donated $100,000 out of a total of $372,234. Ann …

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Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: Singapore Red Cross sends third tranche of aid; A team of 2 people arrives in Europe – Ukraine

SRC pledges additional aid of S$1,120,000, focused on medical and first aid supplies RSC will further support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross to help devastated communities The 2-person SRC team arrives in Europe today, to oversee the relief efforts supported by the SRC April 5, 2022 – In …

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Last Ukraine-Russia War

Ukraine launches its first airstrike on Russia Ukrainian helicopters bombed a fuel storage depot in western Russia, causing a huge fire, the regional governor said Friday, in kyiv’s first reported airstrike on Russian soil. The announcement came on the 37th day of Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, with thousands dead …

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Ukrainian-Canadians are disappointed with the Red Cross

ICRC urges Canada not to mix aid pledges to Ukraine with military support and sanctions — March 27 Many Ukrainian Canadians are concerned about the way the Canadian Red Cross is carrying out its humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. If the director of operations of the International Committee of the …

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Sanctions and rationing: the next shock for businesses

If you have a diesel car, fill it up now. Russell Hardy, chief executive of Vitol, the oil trader, says Europe is about to reap the whirlwind of its “systemic shortage” of fuel. About half of Europe’s diesel imports come from sanctions-hit Russia. He didn’t say the word “rationing”, but …

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Column: We honor our community heroes during Red Cross month

Raising of the Red Cross flag at Greenwich Town Hall By Stephanie Dunn Ashley March is a very special time of year when we celebrate American Red Cross Month to honor the people who make our lifesaving mission possible. This annual tradition began nearly 80 years ago when President Franklin …

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The SMU team wins the 20th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Competition

Singapore Management University (SMU) Law School won the 20th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Competitionwhich was held from March 9 to 13, 2022. Held virtually this year, the competition was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross Society and the ICRC’s East Asia Regional Delegation, in collaboration with the …

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How to help feed Ukrainians

I started this column with the intention of celebrating National Nutrition Month, an annual event sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I really like the theme, Let’s Celebrate a World of Flavors, which encourages us to nourish ourselves with a variety of tastes from cultures around the world. …

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SunLive – Sell T-shirts to help Ukraine

New Zealand International Red Cross member Ron Chamberlain sells t-shirts to raise money for the Ukrainian people. The 84-year-old man from Tauranga is very keen on doing whatever he can to help Ukrainians because of his experiences with the war. “Seeing the bombs fall in Glasgow during World War II …

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Russia’s invasion upends Olympic ‘neutrality’ – if it existed

The International Olympic Committee has always been political, from sheikhs and royals to a seat in the United Nations to promoting peace talks between the Koreas. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three weeks ago exposed its irreconcilable claims of “political neutrality”. The IOC policy was evident in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics. …

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How can the Blue Shield emblem protect Ukraine’s cultural property from Russia?

History has recorded several incidents when armed conflict caused the looting and destruction of cultural heritage. The war between Russia and Ukraine is wreaking havoc on people’s lives, properties and dreams. The screens are filled with dominant destructive images and the missiles bombarding the symbol of development and identity are …

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International Paper donates $800,000 to support Ukraine’s humanitarian efforts

Published an hour ago Proposed by international paper company MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11, 2022 /CSRwire/ — To meet the significant and growing humanitarian needs caused by the conflict in Ukraine, International Paper (NYSE: IP) is donating $275,000 to the Red Cross and the Global Foodbanking Network. This brings the company’s …

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Trudeau to join UK PM in calling on world to help Ukraine

LONDON — The Trudeau government is poised to back a plan presented Sunday by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step up the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In an essay in the New York Times, Johnson said good-faith international efforts at diplomacy “never stood a chance” and …

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TSM and its Dota 2 team donate $16,350 to relief efforts in Ukraine

Following TSM’s early release at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, the Dota 2 donate their winnings to CARE’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund, which is committed to providing Ukrainians with essential items during the ongoing Russian invasion. TSM also associates its dota team donation totaling $16,350 in assistance. “I have been …

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Iran opposes war in Ukraine, ready to help with relief (FM to Red Cross)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian renewed the call for a political settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, saying Tehran is ready to cooperate with the International Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid. In a phone call on Wednesday, Amir-Abdollahian and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President …

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