International Committee of the Red Cross


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International Committee of the Red Cross:

see Red CrossRed Cross,
international organization concerned with the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of public health; the world-recognized symbols of mercy and absolute neutrality are the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal flags and emblems.
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The parties exchanged views on the issues of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
From his part, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, reviewed the relief and humanitarian tasks that they provide in Iraq, confirming the existence of programs to increase the relief work of the Red Cross in areas that have witnessed a large exodus due to the terrorist attacks in addition to the continued visits to the detention centers and submit reports in this regard.
A brief statement by the group said: "Benjamin Malbrancke, the delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross abducted on 21 April by armed individuals near the town of Hodeida, in northern Yemen, is free".
QUETTA, May 15 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has restricted the movement of its staff in Balochistan, owing to threats by a banned terrorist organisation.
Abu Dhabi The UAE Journalists Association in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UAE Red Crescent is conducting a workshop on "International humanitarian law and the media".
Erich Pica, the president of Friends of the Earth, has also sent out an e-mail encouraging members to make contributions to other care and health organizations with offices in Haiti, such as Doctors without Borders, Partners in Health and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The European Commission has released an initial humanitarian aid package of 3 million, to be implemented among others by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Summary: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said it was scaling down relief work across Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region to protect its staff from a spate of kidnappings.
The letter, published in two Jordanian newspapers, was allegedly delivered through the International Committee of the Red Cross to an old friend now living in Jordan.
The contribution from the foundation will be divided between The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Oxfam and The Salvation Army
Human security' demands a dual approach of 'striving to abolish war itself' linked with 'practical measures to alleviate the sufferings of the victims' said Angelo Gnaedinger, the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during the 'Conflict prevention through human security' conference.
CIDA'S latest contribution will be allocated as follows: $750,000: $500,000 to UNICEF for emergency supplies; $300,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross to protect civilians and restore family links, providing medical care for the war wounded, assisting internally displaced persons, and raising awareness of international humanitarian law; and $200,000 to Medecins sans Frontieres increasing CIDA'S current support for its Assistance Program to Internally Displaced Persons.

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