#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: Violence in Mogadishu October 20, 2017

#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: Violence in Mogadishu October 20, 2017

Last weekend, a truck bombing went off in the center of Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu, killing hundreds of civilians. In a Guardian article, reporter Jason Burke called the scale of the attack made it ‘one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.’ The ICRC and the Somalia Red Crescent Society both immediately responded, treating the wounded, supplying medical kits and body bags and supporting relief operations. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at the situation in Somalia, as portrayed by the media and other online outlets.**

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ICRC's Director of Operations Dominik Stillhart Testifies in Front of Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Four Famines

ICRC's Director of Operations Dominik Stillhart Testifies in Front of Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Four Famines

On July 18th, the ICRC’s Director of Operations Dominik Stillhart  testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy. You can watch the full hearing here.  The hearing, presided by Senator Todd Young (R-IN), focused on what has been termed the Four Famines in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria. Dominik's Full Testimony is available here

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#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: The Four Famines, April 21, 2017

#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: The Four Famines, April 21, 2017

This week, the ICRC head of Delegation in South Sudan Jürg Eglin visited the Washington office and gave us a unique from-the-field perspective of the dire situation that nearly 20 million people throughout South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are facing, a crisis that’s being referred to in humanitarian circles as the Four Famines. It’s not from a lack of resources or weather-related drought. As we’ve mentioned before in this roundup, these famines are a result of conflict, and conditions continue to worsen. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at the four famines as portrayed by the media and other online outlets.

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Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation Gives 25K to ICRC in Support of Famine Relief and Prevention

Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation Gives 25K to ICRC in Support of Famine Relief and Prevention

This week, Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation pledged $75,000 ($25,000 each) to three organizations working on multiple fronts to address the current famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen: Mercy Corps, Oxfam and the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

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Mélange du Mercredi/Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL

Mélange du Mercredi/Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we're looking at the case study Somalia, Traditional Law and IHL from the newly launched How Does Law Protect in War Online platform. The platform highlights six among 53 new case studies, including the Somalia case study, allowing professors, students and professionals to explore some of the most salient aspects of IHL in today’s armed conflicts through interactive discussions. 

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