How the Burundi
Red Cross is using the power of volunteering to help
communities out of poverty, aid dependence and food
Web Extra! Volunteerism
law and business
of private businesses offering military or security services
during conflict is as old as war itself. Today, rapid
growth and change in the forprofit military and security
industry pose major challenges for the enforcement of
human rights and humanitarian law.
From Colombia to Yemen,
the Movement is working in local communities to help
people make themselves and their neighbours stronger,
healthier, productive and more resilient.
How a question posed to aid
worker Sarah Bailey in 2005 illustrates how far the
thinking about cash as a form of aid has come in just
a few short years.
need transparency, not tactics
By Unni Karunakara Unni, international
president of Médecins sans Frontières.
The Thai Red Cross Society Snake Farm
site for sore feet
The ICRC and the
Mexican Red Cross work together to bring medical help
to Central Americans on their way north. It’s
one example of how the Movement reaches a healing hand
to migrants when they are at their most vulnerable.
Texas is the home of the United States’ deadliest-ever
natural disaster: the 1900 hurricane that claimed more
than 6,000 lives. Today, this city built on an island
still suffers successive hurricanes. In the wake of
hurricanes Katrina and Ike, is the city’s much-needed
recovery being overlooked?
wreck of the Madjiriha
the massive Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized
off the coast of Italy in January 2012, killing more
than 30 people, the world’s media responded.
In other parts of the world, maritime disasters are
claiming many more lives but few of those stories are
told. Here is one of them: the tragedy of the Madjiriha.
rescue on land and sea
A summary of Red Cross and Red Crescent activities around the world.
World Disasters Report 2012; Child
soldiers and other children associated with armed forces
and armed groups; Mini EHL:
The essence of humanitarian law; and more...