In different parts of the Philippines, thousands of people affected by fighting need humanitarian assistance. In Zamboanga City, as elsewhere in Mindanao and the Visayas, the ICRC is helping communities to recover and rebuild amid long-standing cycles of violence and poverty.
Continuing fighting in Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli, is undermining the security and livelihoods of those living on the frontline of violence. The ICRC and the Lebanese Red Cross Society are working together to help those whose lives have been disrupted.
24 April marks one year since an eight-storey building, where more than 3,000 people were working in factories and shops, collapsed in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Dhaka. Today there are still families waiting to find out what happened to their loved ones.
Each year, thousands of migrants pass through Niger. Many of them travelling this route are in dire need of assistance. In Agadez, a centre run by the Red Cross Society of Niger and supported by the ICRC provides aid to the most vulnerable among them.
The ICRC is appalled by a sharp escalation of violence in the northern city of Aleppo, where parties have in recent days carried out indiscriminate attacks against civilians and deliberately prevented them from obtaining basic necessities.
For many long months, the Central African Red Cross Society has been doing everything it can to assist victims of the conflict and other deadly violence in the country. The work is hard and dangerous, and requires tremendous courage. Antoine Mbao-Bogo, the society's president, explains.
The five members of the ICRC team abducted on 8 February 2014 in northern Mali have been released today. Two of them have minor injuries but their condition is not life-threatening and they will all soon be reunited with their families.
AUDIO SLIDE SHOW - Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan are living under extremely harsh conditions and the approaching rainy season threatens to worsen their situation. An ICRC media delegate, Marco Yuri Jiménez, has just returned from a mission in South Sudan and describes...
Huda is the mother of three children. The death of her husband left her destitute, but now she has opened a hairdressing salon with the help of the ICRC. Her new business is helping her support her family, but the confidence and hope it has brought her are just as important.