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Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'
Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'

The Red Cross said that an aid plane is ready to leave for Yemen but its departure has been held back by logistics problems inside the war-torn country.

Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'
©Reuters/Luc Gnago
Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement denounced a series of violent attacks on its volunteers battling the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea

Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea
Photo courtesy of the Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sergey Bochkovsky's Facebook page
Ukraine receives humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan has arrived to Ukraine.

Ukraine receives humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of kyivpost.com
Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013: Red Cross

Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said.

Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013: Red Cross
31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident
31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident

Thirty-one children were burned to death when a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident
Photo courtesy of kyivpost.com
Red Cross says workers detained in east Ukraine freed

Nine Red Cross members whom rebels said they had detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have been released, officials from the organisation told AFP Saturday.

Red Cross says workers detained in east Ukraine freed
©Reuters/Luc Gnago
Red Cross hails Pacific disaster aid breakthrough

The Red Cross said Tuesday that an agreement with Pacific island nations designed to stop bureaucracy hampering disaster relief would save lives in emergencies.

Red Cross hails Pacific disaster aid breakthrough
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital

The Red Cross said Thursday it had recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan
Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan

The United Nations is warning that violence was spreading in South Sudan, as fierce fighting in the world's youngest nation prompted the US to evacuate Americans and other foreigners.

Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan
Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands
Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands

In the grieving, grey wastelands that were once bustling towns on tropical Philippine islands, thousands of typhoon survivors are enduring an agonising wait of hope and denial for news of loved ones.

Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands
Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed
Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.

Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed
Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria
Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria

Gunmen have abducted seven International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent staff in Idlib province, one of the main theatres of Syria's brutal war..

Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria
©REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change

The Red Cross has launched a light-hearted education campaign aimed at those it describes as most vulnerable to climate change.

Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change
Hope guides visitors through revamped Red Cross Museum
Hope guides visitors through revamped Red Cross Museum

Hope and human resilience are the guiding themes of the new permanent exhibit at Geneva's International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, which will finally re-open its doors this week after a nearly two-year makeover.

Hope guides visitors through revamped Red Cross Museum
Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital
Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital

The Red Cross said Friday it had found some 78 bodies in the streets of the Central African Republic's capital since it fell to rebels last weekend, as jittery residents waited to hear about a new government.

Scores of bodies discovered in C.Africa capital
©REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Kazakhstan Red Cross worker wounded in Yemen

Gunmen on a motorbike wounded a Red Cross worker from Kazakhstan when they shot at her vehicle in Yemen's capital.

Kazakhstan Red Cross worker wounded in Yemen
ICRC headquarter. ©REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Neutral in a harsh world: the history of the ICRC

Founded to care for victims of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross has faced a tough task, sometimes been found wanting, but has always known how to adapt to shifting challenges.

Neutral in a harsh world: the history of the ICRC
UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria
UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria

The UN human rights chief expressed concern Friday after the Red Cross said it was struggling to deliver aid in war-ravaged Syria.

UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria

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