ICRC

ICRC


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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• They want to play. • They want to go to school. • They want their family to be safe. A child in Yemen is the same as a child anywhere else in the world. But a childhood in Yemen is not the same as a childhood anywhere else in the world.

Yemen's children deserve a future. Yemen's children deserve an education. Yemen's children deserve a childhood.

When Christina fled her home in Burundi, she experienced kindness from others. She now volunteers to help reunite people separated by conflict. On #WorldKindnessDay  we're celebrating the millions of volunteers around the world like Christina! 💛

@JohnCon44639700 Hi John, thank you so much for your questions! They were really good ones, so we asked our team based in our regional logistics centre in Nairobi to help answer them 👇

Attacks on health workers in Afghanistan have led to: • A rise in polio and other diseases • Clinics closed down • Limited access to care Health workers are #notatarget 

Schools. Hospitals. Temples. Water supply. Museums. Family homes. Markets. Ambulances. Churches. Heritage sites. Mosques. Power grids. Must be protected. Always.

Why do we need International Humanitarian Law? - To protect civilians - To limit suffering - To keep us human But is it being respected?

Why are we building playgrounds in Ukraine? Children are naturally curious, which puts them at greater risk from mines. Playgrounds provide a safe place for them to be children.

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A food grinder and a sheep 🌽🐑 That's what Falmata purchased with our help. It changed her family’s life.

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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.

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.

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 

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙤: 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊 𝙵𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙽𝚎𝚐𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚘𝚛. 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙠: 𝙽𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚐𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚎𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚢; 𝙶𝚎𝚝 𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝚒𝚗; 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚍; 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚊𝚏𝚎𝚕𝚢. 🅃🄷🅁🄴🄰🄳 👇👇👇

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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Over 7 months ago, our colleagues Hauwa and Alice were abducted in northern Nigeria. We have been told in 24 hours they will be executed. We issue an urgent plea for their lives. To their abductors: Please show mercy. Let them go home to their families.

No time, no place, not ever. The rules of war are clear. #GenevaConventions 

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Do the Geneva Conventions apply in Westeros? For the #GameOfThronesFinale  the @RedCrossAU  analysed every violation of international humanitarian law. Over 70 #GameOfThrones  episodes, over 100 war crimes. Let’s go.

No words. No photos. No videos. No stories. No articles. No quotes. No tweets. Nothing. Nothing can begin to describe the seven years of hell the Syrian people have endured. #Syria7 

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