ICRC

Ukraine prisoner swap welcomed as "positive step"

The exchange of more than 300 prisoners by warring parties in Ukraine has been welcomed as a positive step after years of conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.

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Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar

Aid has started to arrive in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where ongoing violence has forced nearly 400,000 civilians to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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War surgeon: I feel more at risk of death on front line

A leading war surgeon has spoken of the increasing risks associated with saving lives in combat zones and the need for governments to “muster the courage” to protect humanitarians.

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Peacekeepers are “standard setters”

Peacekeepers are standard setters and their actions can make a difference in the most difficult situations, the president of a humanitarian institution has said.

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UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal to end suffering

An unprecedented call for action to stop suffering by ending conflict has been issued by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, along with the head of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer.

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