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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Changing Your Facebook Profile Pic Doesn't Make You Care About Paris

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media
Jon Chattman

Filters don't change the world. For the most part, they're just a way for you to show your online friends you support something in that moment. Within a day or two, most filters give way to new profile pics and all is forgotten... until, usually, another senseless act or weather-related horror occurs.

Where Is the Humanity?

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
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.

First Medical Aid Flights Land In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 10 (Reuters) - The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in the capital Sanaa on Fri...

Russia Plans To Send A Second Aid Convoy To Eastern Ukraine

AP | By JIM HEINTZ | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle...

Aid Workers Abducted In Western Afghanistan

AP | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members...

Taliban Frees 33 Hostages In Afghanistan

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned Monday, fulfilling a demand of a presidential candidate alleging fraud and ...

Red Cross To Withdraw Staff From Afghanistan Following Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact

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

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Political Stalemate Is 'Untenable,' Red Cross Says After Obama Meeting | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday he believed President Barack Obama remained committed to shu...

What America Can Learn From El Salvador in Ending Gang Violence

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Earlier this year the government in El Salvador negotiated a groundbreaking deal with the Salvadoran MS-13 and a rival gang, Calle-18. In a bold move, mediators in El Salvador essentially extended the framework of humanitarian engagement to gang warfare.

Hallmark Cards Instead of Bombs

Rob Cipriano | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

Humanitarian diplomacy is the everyday actions taken by everyday people to reach out and assist, educate, feed, cure and help people who they do not know and to whom they desire to stretch out their hands in peace.

Red Cross Retreats From Embattled Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Aid workers hoping to evacuate trapped civilians and wounded were unable to enter hard-hit areas of the Syrian city of H...

Shalit Is Free. Lift the Siege of Gaza Now.

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Hamas officials have said that Israel pledged to lift the Gaza blockade as part of the prisoner exchange that freed Shalit. Egyptian officials have also indicated that lifting the blockade was part of the deal. But Israeli officials have said that Israel did not agree.

Human Security Is National Security: Reflections From Liberia On Budget Battles And Saving Lives

Eric Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Schwartz

The federal budget debates -- and current proposals to massively cut the kind of U.S. assistance that has helped save Liberians and is helping to sustain Ivorian refugees -- seem very close at hand.

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

Reuters | Jonathon Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 ...

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: "I Gave A Lot Of False Information" To Make Torture Stop

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The Bush torture memos pale in comparison to the leaked report issued by the Red Cross following two rounds of private interviews with the 14 "high value detainees" held at Guantanamo Bay.

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

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

For the defendants of the use of torture by U.S. forces -- still led by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- this has been a rocky few weeks.

Rebels Threaten To Behead Red Cross Worker In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 | World

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...

Red Cross Accuses Israel Of 'Unacceptable' Delays In Providing Access To Wounded

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The international Red Cross accused Israel on Thursday of "unacceptable" delays in letting rescue workers reach three Gaza City homes h...