As the planet warms due to climate change, weather patterns are changing and in many cases becoming more extreme.
Beyond projects and emergency response, how can international humanitarian organizations support sustainable humanitarian engagement at the local level?
Could a voluntary compliance mechanism, designed to be non-binding and non-political, help bridge the gap between the ideals behind the rules of war and real-world practice on the ground?
With support from the Lebanese Red Cross, the ICRC distributed 90 tonnes of food to around 10,000 Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon in late September.
At the 25th United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima, Japan, Movement representatives emphasized the need for governments to take urgent action to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons through a binding international agreement.
Many countries are still involved in illegal arms transfers despite having committed themselves to an international treaty to regulate the flow of such weapons, according to the ICRC.
As monsoon flood waters began to recede in the south-western delta region of Myanmar, the fields around villages such as Yay Dar Gyi still looked more like a lake than farmlands in late August.
In Pakistan, monsoon rains coupled with outbursts from glacial lakes have so far claimed 219 lives and affected about 1.5 million people.
As monsoon clouds threatened still more rain, the Indian Red Cross Society geared up to respond to floods that killed more than 200 people and affected some 10 million others.
The conflict in Yemen claimed the lives of four more Movement workers in recent months.