South Sudan. The ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross Society set up a temporary phone charging services in Juba to enable displaced persons to give news to their families.
Yemen. The ICRC provides water to families through trucking, as the conflict led people to suffer shortage of it.
Fallujah, Iraq. The ICRC distributes food and relief items to displaced persons.
Nigeria. The ICRC, working with the Borno State Widows Association, has reached more than 1,300 widows to improve their access to food, reduce their debts, and find support in starting small businesses.
Homs, Syria. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent support income-generating activities. Safwan, pictured here, works as a blacksmith through a micro-economic initiatives program.
Somalia. The ICRC has been visiting people in places of detention in Somalia since 2012. Those visits – made to ensure that detainees benefit from humane and dignified treatment – are carried out in prisons, police stations and state security agencies.
Afghanistan. The ICRC runs first-aid courses for taxi drivers in Afghanistan who transport casualties of the fighting to hospital. Their action is saving lives, according to local doctors.
South Sudan. The ICRC evacuates severely wounded persons between Wau and Juba, South Sudan.
Yemen. Preparing new artificial limbs at the ICRC physical rehabilitation center.
Syria. The ICRC, working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations (UN), delivered vital aid to thousands of people living in three besieged areas in Syria, including food, medical items, blankets and other materials.
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