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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.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement denounced a series of violent attacks on its volunteers battling the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea
Humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan has arrived to Ukraine.
Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said.
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.
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.
The Red Cross said Tuesday that an agreement with Pacific island nations designed to stop bureaucracy hampering disaster relief would save lives in emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
The Red Cross has launched a light-hearted education campaign aimed at those it describes as most vulnerable to climate change.
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.
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.
Gunmen on a motorbike wounded a Red Cross worker from Kazakhstan when they shot at her vehicle in Yemen's capital.
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.
The UN human rights chief expressed concern Friday after the Red Cross said it was struggling to deliver aid in war-ravaged Syria.
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