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Comoros: Improving prison facilities

Some 30 representatives of government institutions, technical services, civil society and potential donors are gathering in Moroni today to discuss the application in the Comoros of international standards and recommendations concerning the construction of places of detention. The round table is...

13.05.14 02:00

Autonomous weapons: What role for humans?

Addressing a meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva this week, the ICRC will urge governments to focus on the issue of human control over the use of force in their deliberations on autonomous weapons.

12.05.14 13:38

Ukraine: ICRC calls for respect for red cross emblem

In Donetsk last night, an ICRC staff member and eight volunteers from the Ukrainian Red Cross Society were taken away by a group of armed men and interrogated. All of them were released after a few hours. One volunteer was roughed up during the incident and had to be taken to hospital; he was...

10.05.14 20:07

Syria: Unprecedented humanitarian needs entail record budget

The ICRC announced a budget extension today that will bring funding for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries to a level unmatched by any other ICRC operation over the past 15 years. The total budget for the organization's activities within Syria will come to 139 million Swiss francs...

08.05.14 13:56

Historical research: ICRC and University of Basel sign cooperation agreement

Christine Beerli, vice-president of the ICRC, and Antonio Loprieno, rector of the University of Basel, signed an agreement today to strengthen scientific cooperation between the two institutions in the fields of history and humanitarian affairs.

08.05.14 13:16

Iran: ICRC president discusses cooperation with authorities

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), completed a three-day visit to Iran today. He met with the foreign minister and other Iranian officials to discuss humanitarian issues and implementation of international humanitarian law in the country. This is his...

07.05.14 17:59

Online Training Centre

The Online Training Centre is a collection of e-learning tools on international humanitarian law and other areas of the ICRC's work. These online training courses are available to anyone and are provided free of charge.

06.05.14 20:16

Singapore: Military officers from Asia Pacific to discuss law of naval warfare

In cooperation with the Singapore Armed Forces, the ICRC launched a workshop this week on the law of armed conflict at sea. The four-day workshop – the first such event organized by the ICRC in the Asia Pacific – brings together 33 senior naval officers from 12 countries across the region.

06.05.14 18:56

Ukraine: Medical supplies provided for wounded

The ICRC has donated medical supplies for people injured in fighting in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

06.05.14 17:57

Kuwait: Forum to discuss humanitarian principles and challenges currently facing humanitarian work

The first Kuwait International Forum for Humanitarian Workers, the aim of which is to discuss current challenges and principles relating to humanitarian work, started today at the headquarters of the International Islamic Charity Organization in Kuwait. The event will last two days.

06.05.14 11:53
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