As ongoing drought ravages large swathes of Africa, other parts of the world have been wracked by heavy rains, tropical storms, massive flooding and landslides.
Yemen was already the world’s single largest humanitarian crisis before it fell victim to a deadly cholera outbreak that has now claimed some 2,000 lives.
Wherever they areWhether travelling by train, road, foot or plane, migrants and asylum seekers often find themselves in extremely vulnerable situations. They can be subject to substandard water and close [...]
Thousands more flee violence in MyanmarAid agencies now estimate that some 400,000 people fleeing violence in Myanmar have crossed the border into Bangladesh. “They arrive hungry and dehydrated,” says Mozharul [...]
Red Cross played major role in fighting EbolaRed Cross played major role in fighting Ebola Red Cross volunteers potentially averted more than 10,000 cases of Ebola during the 2013–2016 West [...]
Photo: Ibrahim Sherkhan Fighting in Mosul ends, leaving lifelong scarsAlthough military operations in Mosul, Iraq, came to an end in July, massive humanitarian needs remain — for both those inside [...]
With conflict and ravaged infrastructure complicating the response, the Somalia drought crisis is a case study on the challenges of saving lives in a complex emergency.
Known to his friends as Kaba, Alesani Paroqui comes from Guinea in West Africa. Now living in Settimo Torinese, he works with children in a summer camp held at the [...]
Radical rethinkTo keep pace with rapid and sweeping change, the humanitarian sector needs to fundamentally transform the way it works, moving from isolated action to collective impact. There is a [...]
122 states adopt treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons Seventy-two years after the ICRC and other International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement members first called for the elimination of [...]