5 Years After Revolution in Libya, Fighting Rages On: Portraits of Four Brave Men

5 Years After Revolution in Libya, Fighting Rages On: Portraits of Four Brave Men

Five years since the revolution in Libya the bullets are still flying. The situation is getting worse as fighting intensifies, pushing people out of their homes. These are portraits of four courageous Libyan men trying to feed their families and keep them safe, as conflict rages all around them.

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Humanitarian Impact & Innovation: How the ICRC and Novartis are Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases

Humanitarian Impact & Innovation: How the ICRC and Novartis are Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases

With a migrant population of more than one million people who have fled the fighting in Syria, refugees now account for about one-third of Lebanon’s population. Those suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The ICRC and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon.

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Syria: Aleppo on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

Syria: Aleppo on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

Intense battles that have been raging in Aleppo have seen a key hospital destroyed with significant loss of life and are putting millions at grave risk. "There is no neighborhood of the city that hasn't been hit. People are living on the edge. Everyone here fears for their lives and nobody knows what is coming next."

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"On This Day in History" Syria, March 2011

"On This Day in History" Syria, March 2011

Five years ago this week, fighting began in Syria and has yet to stop. The ICRC's head of delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser, has witnessed the conflict from the start,  and argues that only a political solution can stop the suffering.

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Homs, Syria: A Day in the Life

Homs, Syria: A Day in the Life

Today marks the beginning of 5 years of hostilities in Syria, a once modern and vibrant country that has been ripped apart by conflict. In February, photographer Jerome Sessini travelled to Syria to document the devastating toll of five years of fighting. His photos, featured in this post, were captured during his time in Homs, giving us a glimpse into the everyday life of a ghost-like town.

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ICRC President on Syria: "Time to End This Horrendous War"

ICRC President on Syria: "Time to End This Horrendous War"

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has urged the parties to the Syrian conflict to allow aid deliveries to all people in need and to continue to work towards a political solution to end the suffering of millions of people. He said there needed to be a concerted effort by all those 'with influence' to bring to an end the devastating war which is entering its sixth year.

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Syria: Over 450 people Evacuated From Hard to Reach and Besieged Towns

Syria: Over 450 people Evacuated From Hard to Reach and Besieged Towns

On 28 December 2015, The United Nations (UN) in Syria, in partnership with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) successfully facilitated the evacuation of more than 450 people including the injured and their accompanying family members, following a local Agreement concerning the Syrian towns of Foua, Kafraya in Idleb and Zabadani and Madaya in Rif Damascus.

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In Conversation With: A Video Interview with Patrick Youssef, Outgoing Head of Delegation in Iraq

In Conversation With: A Video Interview with Patrick Youssef, Outgoing Head of Delegation in Iraq

In the newest edition of our In Conversation series, we interview the outgoing ICRC Head of Delegation in Iraq, Patrick Youssef, about how the country has changed during his time there, his experience working with non-state armed groups, and what drives him as a person to do this work.

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The Disaster That is Yemen: Violence, Bloodshed and Suffering Present Daily Challenges for the ICRC

The Disaster That is Yemen: Violence, Bloodshed and Suffering Present Daily Challenges for the ICRC

More than seven months into the crisis in Yemen, the situation across the country is catastrophic. All aspects of life have been affected and no family has remained untouched. Rima Kamal, Head of Communication for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen, gives Australian Outlook a glimpse into a typical week responding to the serious humanitarian consequences of this ongoing conflict.

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Syria: Vienna talks must focus on respect for International Humanitarian Law

Syria: Vienna talks must focus on respect for International Humanitarian Law

As major powers gather in Vienna for fresh talks to try to end the conflict in Syria, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called on states to intensify efforts to ease the Syrian people’s suffering by increasing respect for International Humanitarian Law.

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Syria: Collective kitchens provide food for impoverished and vulnerable people

Syria: Collective kitchens provide food for impoverished and vulnerable people

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the ICRC, in partnership with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), have been distributing food parcels to millions of people in need. Many of those who receive the relief aid find it hard to prepare cooked meals for want of fuel and other lack of money.

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Yemen: Conditions Worsen in Taiz with Indiscriminate Shelling and Blocked Aid

Yemen: Conditions Worsen in Taiz with Indiscriminate Shelling and Blocked Aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply concerned about the humanitarian impact of increasingly intense fighting in the city of Taiz, where there has been indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas and essential supplies are being blocked from entering the city.

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Migrant & refugee crisis: How the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding

Migrant & refugee crisis: How the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most daunting humanitarian crises in decades, generating needs across the region that are beyond description. As was widely reported in the media this week, the resulting refugee crisis stretches well beyond the Middle East, with European nations, in particular, struggling to cope with the influx of tens of thousands of desperate and vulnerable children, women, and men. Learn how the Red Cross & Red Crescent is responding.

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