The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland, by Henry Dunant and Gustave Moynier to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. The ICRC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on three occasions (in 1917, 1944 and 1963). The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. It coordinates activities between the 188 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for relief assistance missions responding to large-scale emergencies. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the ICRC.
The President of the ICRC Peter Maurer has warned that the conflict in Ukraine is in danger of becoming protracted. Maurer has just visited Ukraine, his second trip since the conflict began 3 three years ago. Around 1.6 million people are now officially registered as internally displaced persons. Maurer has called for the Red Cross to be given access to all who need help. Filip Warwick reports.
At least one family from Mosul arrived at a hospital in Erbil, Iraq, exhibiting signs of chemical exposure. A mortar hit their house, releasing smoke and a foul smell, reported the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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The first rebel troops have left eastern Aleppo. They, together with civilians, were transported by bus out of the city. President Assad has announced the liberty of the most hard-won city in the Syrian civil war. People have been sharing videos and thoughts via social media.