Tweets heard around the world
How social media are transforming humanitarian response.
Dispatches from the Japanese Red Cross Society, the
IFRC and other National Societies on how to handle
today’s viral media environment.
Courage under fire
Showing incredible professionalism, volunteers with the
Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been on the front line,
recovering the wounded, performing on-the-spot first
aid, handing out food and medicines under the worst of
The inmates of Madagascar’s
Antanimora prison live in cramped, overcrowded, unhealthy
and insecure conditions, forgotten by the outside world.
These photos are a window into the daily life inside
Antanimora, where regular ICRC and family
visits, and small rehabilitation projects aim to restore
the health and dignity of all inmates.
Inside ‘Old Bilibid’
In jails such as Manila’s severely overcrowded ‘Old
Bilibid’, the ICRC’s Call for Action brings
various partners and the Philippine Red Cross together
to improve the lives and health of detainees.
a vital humanitarian concern
By Christof Heyns Christof Heyns is the United Nations
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary
Resources available from IFRC and ICRC, among others: Working for the ICRC;
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Breathing new life into first aid.
The first in a series about efforts to back up Movement
work with evidence. How IFRC and National Society research
is breathing new life into the way first aid is taught
and delivered around the world.
First Aid Day
‘Everybody as one’
Working together, the ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are empowering
violence-torn communities with the best first-aid practices, adapted to a region
where access to medical care is limited and supplies are few and far between.
The hungry season
In the Sahel, the regular dry season is being exacerbated
by conflict. The aftermath of conflict in Libya, displacement
caused by new fighting in Mali and a slow international
response have added to the region’s woes.
In eastern Kenya, farmers
are turning droughtresistant cassava roots into flour
for pizza dough. A little further north, a 1,335-hectare
farm is transforming the local food economy and breaking
the cycle of hunger and aid dependence. Can projects
like these be sustained and expanded to meet the needs
of a desperate region?
A summary of Red Cross and Red Crescent activities around the world.
A painting of Japanese Emporer Meiji and Empress Shoken visiting
the wounded in Hiroshima during the Russo–Japanese War (1904–1905).