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How A Truck Stuck In The Mud Nearly Derailed A Plan To Save 60,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.15.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL -- Following international outcry over the Syrian regime’s tactical starvation of civilians in Madaya, there seemed to be a glimmer of hope...

Where Is the Humanity?

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Ban Ki-moon

Protecting civilians in wartime is a cornerstone of the international system and the United Nations. Indifference will only make our world far less secure. Our continued failure to act is a disgrace and a stain on the conscience of the world. Even war has rules; it is time to enforce them.

Red Cross Workers Shot Dead In War-Torn Yemen

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

DUBAI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Two Red Cross employees were shot dead in the northern Yemeni province of Amran by an unknown attacker on Wednesday, the int...

Safeguarding the Well-Being of Children

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was set up by the United Nations to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

Rejecting Torture Is the Right Thing to Do

Peter Maurer | Posted 02.16.2015 | Home
Peter Maurer

Experience shows that the reliance on illegal, immoral, and inhumane interrogation techniques is universally a very poor choice.

Salvadoran Families Struggle to Commemorate Their Disappeared

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.06.2014 | Home
Jeff Ritterman, MD

1980 was a tragic year for Sofia Hernandez and her family. Government security forces and right wing death squads were terrorizing the rural population of El Salvador. By March, Sofia's family had fled their home in the countryside in hopes of finding safety.

Syria Is Top Priority For Red Cross In 2014 Despite Limited Access

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home

* Many civilians out of reach from Aleppo to southern border * Wounded denied medical care and hospitals under attack * ...

Red Cross To Withdraw Staff From Afghanistan Following Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

By Dylan Welch KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is removing some international staff and ...

Palestinian Prisoners Take Center Stage in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

As the hunger strike enters its second week, the Palestinian population in the big prison -- the West Bank and Gaza -- is expressing solidarity and support for inmates.

Why Torture Is A Moral Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

June 26 was United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In the United States, both human rights and religious organizations had...

Letter From a Naive Peace Activist to an Israeli Naval Officer

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

As a passenger on the upcoming U.S. boat to Gaza, I read with keen interest the New York Times' account last week of Israeli military preparations to confront the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

War Crimes In Libya, Bahrain and Yemen? Maybe, Maybe Not

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Morris Davis

The continued deterioration of conditions on the ground in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen has led to increased discussion of war crimes and the potential consequences.

Justice Remains Elusive for Many at U.S. Prison in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

As the war in Afghanistan drags into its tenth year, the United States doesn't need more martyrs. It does need to do a much better job of winning regional support for its mission. Sending innocent prisoners home would be a good start.

Afghanistan Conditions At Their Worst For Red Cross

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which usually seeks to avoid the public eye, held a rare news conference here on Wednesday to express de...

Afghanistan Situation At Its Worst In Thirty Years, Says Red Cross

Reuters | Jonathon Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. review of President Barack Obama's Afghan war strategy has identified areas of important progress, the White House said, with the decision a ...

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali Safavi

There has not been a single credible and independently verifiable finding that the MEK ever targeted any civilians or non-combatants. This is why the Iranian mullahs have fabricated cases against it.

Diapering: New Torture Technique Revealed By Report

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In order to learn more about the mysterious "prolonged diapering" technique formerly employed by the CIA -- possibly the technique nebulously referred...

A Tragic Misdiagnosis: The Continued Suffering of Civilians Amongst Victory Celebrations in Sri Lanka

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nimmi Gowrinathan

The abuses of the past few months have left deep wounds that empty promises alone cannot heal; awareness does not always translate into action.

After US Strikes, Afghans Describe "Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Scahill

As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.

Rebels Threaten To Behead Red Cross Worker In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MANILA, March 18 (Reuters) - The leader of an Islamist rebel group which kidnapped three Red Cross officers in the southern Philippines threatened on ...

Sri Lanka: Mob Stones Red Cross Office

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The main office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was stoned by a mob today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Although no one was hurt, the...

Sri Lanka's Last Hospital In War Zone Closes After Fifth Attack

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The last operational hospital in northern Sri Lanka's war zone has been shut down after it was attacked for a fifth time in three days, aid groups say...