International Committee of the Red Cross: On the ground in over 80 countries, providing humanitarian aid to victims of conflict and violence.

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1. Take care of the basics: maintain a routine, get enough rest, eat healthy food, exercise regularly.

3. Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed.

4. Get the facts about COVID-19. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so check in with trusted websites and your local health authority at regular intervals for verified information. Follow the recommendations set out by your local health authorities.

5. Help others: if you can and don’t need to be on strict isolation, find ways to help these in need. You could get supplies for older adults and connect with people that are alone. Helping others is meaningful, it can make a difference and can make you feel better too.

6. Understand what you are feeling. It is normal to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed, especially if you have experienced trauma or a psychological problems in the past. ❤️

Yemen has one of the world's highest fatality rates for COVID-19. In the last few months, over 1 in 4 people who've tested positive died. What it's like to live with this threat?

Climate-related disasters will push humanity to the limit. 2020: 100 million people need aid. 2030: 150 million people need aid. 2050: 200 million people need aid. We must act.

Why does international humanitarian law protect the natural environment?

The climate is already changing. Can we?


We said it in 1918. We're saying it today.

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This is Syria after 8 years of war. If this is what war has done to its cities, imagine what it does to those who survive.

The rules of war: No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians. No targeting civilians.

If #Yemen  was 100 people: -80 need aid to survive. -60 have barely anything to eat. -58 have no access to clean water. -52 have no access to health care. -11 are severely malnourished. But Yemen is not 100 people. It’s 27 million people.

Even during conflict. Even during a pandemic.

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20 examples of when it's justifiable to torture an enemy combatant: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Did we miss any? Didn't think so. Torture isn't just unacceptable, it's illegal. #GenevaConventions 

You lose your child in the crowd. You panic.

Not inevitable. Not acceptable. Not an accident. Sexual violence is a crime, whenever and wherever it takes place. Here’s how we’re trying to prevent it and provide care for survivors.

Nothing stops our trucks from delivering aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In #Yemen , it’s estimated that a child dies every 10 minutes from a preventable illness @UN ).

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