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 International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, believes at least 1,500 people are missing from the conflict in Ukraine. And around 1,000 dead bodies remain unidentified. The city of Slovyansk lies some 600 kilometres east of the capital Kiev, in the heart of the Donbas region. In the central square, the ICRC has been displaying photos of missing locals. Filip Warwick reports.
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.