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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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  • Cardin, Mikulski should call for ending U.S. aid to Israel [Letter]

    Cardin, Mikulski should call for ending U.S. aid to Israel [Letter]
    A recent report on the violence in Gaza refers to Hamas' demand that Israel end its blockade of Gaza but neglects to mention that this is not a demand from Hamas alone ("Israel says truce over after soldier apparently captured," Aug. 1). For years,...
  • Second Russian aid convoy arrives in Ukrainian city of Luhansk: agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than half the vehicles of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy have arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Russian media reported on Saturday. News agency RIA Novosti said that 100 lorries arrived on Saturday morning, with...
  • Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and...
  • Floods kill at 400 in Kashmir area of India, Pakistan

    Floods kill at 400 in Kashmir area of India, Pakistan
    The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. On the Indian...
  • Russia will hand over humanitarian convoy to Red Cross in Ukraine

    Russia will hand over humanitarian convoy to Red Cross in Ukraine
    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a humanitarian convoy which is heading to eastern Ukraine from Russia would cross the border only under the aegis of the Red Cross. "After the Russia-Ukraine border is crossed, the column will go under...
  • Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared: ICRC

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts to find missing people, the Red Cross said. Every day nine people are...
  • Wife of imprisoned aide to Egypt's Mursi brings case to U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Canadian wife of an ex-aide to Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, whose husband has been detained more than 400 days in solitary confinement, says she has brought a case to the United Nations this week, seeking support for...
  • Ukraine leader dissolves parliament; Russian tanks reportedly blocked

    Ukraine leader dissolves parliament; Russian tanks reportedly blocked
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the country’s contentious parliament Monday and set new elections for Oct. 26 in a move likely to deepen Ukraine’s bitter east-west divide. Poroshenko’s government earlier in the day...
  • Kiev, Western allies condemn entrance of Russian convoy into Ukraine

    Russia on Friday defied international warnings against its 280-truck convoy barging into eastern Ukraine without the Kiev government’s consent, drawing widespread condemnation for its intrusion into the territory of its strife-torn neighbor....
  • Russia says Ukraine aid delivered to its destination

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that humanitarian aid has been delivered to its intended destination in south-eastern Ukraine, and said it intended to continue cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross....
  • U.S. to Russia: Pull convoy from Ukraine or face sanctions

    U.S. to Russia: Pull convoy from Ukraine or face sanctions
    The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions. Moscow,...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks reach rebel city

    MOSCOW Ukraine accused Moscow of a "direct invasion" after the first Russian humanitarian aid trucks on Friday reached the eastern rebel-held city of Luhansk, reports said. Some 150 trucks earlier crossed into Ukrainian territory from a border checkpoint...