News and updates about ICRC

Red Cross team unable to enter Mariupol to help residents leave war-torn city

A Red Cross team was unable to enter Mariupol, Ukraine as the war-torn city’s citizens look for help in leaving.

Red Cross team unable to enter Mariupol to help residents leave

'We're ready to retaliate tenfold against any American action'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s advisor on defense affairs: More American troops in region make for 'easy target' for Iran.

'We're ready to retaliate tenfold against any American action'player

Red Cross: IDF fire causing 'unprecedented crisis'

Head of Red Cross Middle East division says treatment of those hurt in riots at Gaza border a 'crisis of unprecedented magnitude.'

Red Cross: IDF fire causing 'unprecedented crisis'

MDA shares knowledge with Ecuadorian Red Cross

Ecuador's Red Cross honors Israeli ambassador, MDA organization, citing assistance in building up Red Cross program.

MDA shares knowledge with Ecuadorian Red Cross

Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

IDF official says disabled Gazan Ibrahim Abu Toriya did not die from IDF fire, demands Red Cross investigate incident.

Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

IDF blocks Hamas efforts to retrieve terrorists from tunnel

IDF refuses to allow Hamas to collect the bodies of terrorists killed after Israel bombed terror tunnel on Monday.

IDF blocks Hamas efforts to retrieve terrorists from tunnel

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Organization offers 'deep apologies' after being criticized by research institute for 'docilely following' Nazi instructions during WWII.

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Red Cross chief warns of 'dire' situation in Gaza

Peter Maurer, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, says conditions in Gaza are worsening by the day.

Red Cross chief warns of 'dire' situation in Gazaplayer

Red Cross facilitates money to terrorists

Red Cross provides imprisoned terrorists with ability to appoint power of attorney and receive salaries directly to their bank accounts.

Red Cross facilitates money to terrorists

Red Cross to Hamas: Clarify fate of missing Israelis

International Committee of the Red Cross says Hamas must comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law.

Red Cross to Hamas: Clarify fate of missing Israelis

Arab League: Israel 'abusing' Palestinian prisoners

Arab League chief urges Red Cross to intervene and halt Israeli authorities' "abuse" of terrorist prisoners.

Arab League: Israel 'abusing' Palestinian prisoners

Red Cross: 'IDF has no orders to shoot to kill'

Red Cross head Jacques de Maio says Israel not violating human rights 'based on racial inferiority' and is not an apartheid state.

Red Cross: 'IDF has no orders to shoot to kill'

PA urges Red Cross to intervene in terrorist hunger strike

PA envoy to the UN calls on Red Cross to help end hunger strike by terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails.

PA urges Red Cross to intervene in terrorist hunger strike

100 killed as Nigerian air force mistakenly bombs refugee camp

20 Red Cross workers among dead as air force jet on mission against Boko Haram accidentally bombs refugee camp in northeastern Nigeria.

100 killed as Nigerian air force mistakenly bombs refugee camp

'Aleppo one of most devastating modern conflicts'

Russia, U.S., ISIS, Hezbollah, Syria and others battle at expense of suffering civilian population.

Red Cross on Aleppo: Myriads trapped, devastating urban conflict

Red Cross cuts jailed terrorists' family visits

After ICRC limits visits for prisoners due to funding, hundreds demonstrate at Jerusalem headquarters and PA demands a reversal.

Red Cross cuts jailed Palestinian terrorists' family visits

Red Cross shuts down Gaza office

International Committee of the Red Cross temporarily shuts down Gaza office after angry activists attempt to break in.

Red Cross shuts down Gaza office after attempted break in

Red Cross: Red Crescent acted 'impartially'

Red Cross rejects Israel's criticism over Red Crescent ambulance which failed to treat wounded Israelis after shooting attack.

Red Cross: Palestinian Red Crescent acted 'impartially'

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

ICRC says request for info by Israeli families relayed, but won't give Hamas reply; claims law doesn't require return of living captives.

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

ICRC 'Lost its Moral Compass' During the Holocaust

ICRC head admits Red Cross failed to protect Jews, preferring to remain willfully blind to the horrors of Nazism.

Red Cross 'Lost its Moral Compass' During the Holocaust

Red Cross Cooperating with Hamas University

The Red Cross and the Islamic University in Gaza plan to hold a joint conference on humanitarian law and Sharia law.

Red Cross Cooperating with Hamas-Affiliated University

ICRC: Gaza's Water Supply Suffering from Operation

Red Cross delegation leader claims clean water, electricity to Gaza suffering as a result of operation. But is it true?

ICRC: Gaza's Water Supply Suffering from Operation

Red Cross Calls for Release of Kidnapped Youths

International Committee of the Red Cross calls for release of three Israeli teenagers, says they must be treated "humanely".

Red Cross Calls for Release of Kidnapped Youths

Red Cross: 500,000 Wounded in Syria

ICRC report says those in need of aid often don't receive it; urges rebel factions and Assad's forces to ensure aid gets to those in need.

Red Cross: 500,000 Wounded in Syria

Is John Kerry to Blame?

Is John Kerry to Blame?

Israel Allows Hamas to Retrieve Terrorists' Bodies

In a "humanitarian gesture", Israel allowed Hamas to retrieve bodies of four terrorists killed on Thursday night.

Israel Allows Hamas to Retrieve Terrorists' Bodies

MDA Cancels Service in Judea, Samaria

MDA blames funding cut for decision to shut down 13 emergency response posts, but residents say Red Cross is behind the move.

MDA Cancels Service in Judea, Samaria

Syria: 6 Red Cross Workers Abducted

ICRC says 6 of its staffers and one Syrian Red Crescent worker were abducted in northwestern Syria.

Syria: 6 Red Cross Workers Abducted

Red Cross Concerned over Hunger-Striking Prisoners

Palestinian Prisoners' Club says one of the terrorist prisoners has been refusing food since May 5.

Red Cross 'Concerned' over Hunger-Striking Prisoners

Israeli Druze Students Stranded in Syria

Not all Druze students studying in Syria returned home to Israel at the end of the school year, according to the International Red Cross.

Syria: Not All Druze Students Return Home to Israel

PM: “Freeing Hamas Prisoners Means Renewed Terror’

PM Binyamin Netanyahu tells Red Cross Pres. Peter Mauer a freed Hamas prisoner deported to Gaza soon was glorying in his return to terror.

PM Tells Red Cross: “Freeing Hamas Prisoners Means More Terror’

Netanyahu Warns Israel Will Defend Its Civilians

PM Netanyahu issued a blunt warning Monday to the International Red Cross, saying Israel will attack any nation that fires at its civilians.

PM Warns Israel Has 'Legal, Moral Right' to Defend Its Civilians

2013 Exercise Eager Lion Active in Jordan's Desert

Military forces from Jordan and the US are drilling together in the Jordanian desert with 17 other nations in Exercise Eager Lion 2013.

'Exercise Eager Lion' War Games Active in Jordanian Desert

Syrian Rebels: 'Conquer Golan, Refuse Israeli Aid'

Syrian refugees might be desperate, injured and starving – but they won’t accept Israeli aid, as rebels vow to reconquer the Golan Heights.

Syrian Rebels Vow to Conquer Golan, Refugees Refuse Israeli Aid

Red Cross Chief Visits Syria as Violence Continues

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer urges Assad to respect international humanitarian law and let the ICRC provide aid.

Red Cross Chief Visits Syria as Violence Continues

UN Probes Syrian Massacre

United Nations monitors entered a village Saturday to probe reports of a massacre.

UN Probes Syrian Massacre

Hunger Striker Families Protest in Ramallah

Families of hunger striking prisoners in Israel blocked the entrance to the offices of the Red Cross in the PA capital of Ramallah.

Hunger Striker Families Protest at Red Cross in Ramallah

Abbas: Death of Hunger Strikers Will Be 'Disaster'

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warns of a “disaster” if any of the Arab prisoners dies while carrying out a hunger strike in an Israeli prison.

Abbas: Death of Hunger Striking Prisoners Will Launch 'Disaster'

Red Cross Signs Deal with Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross has signed a deal with Syria's government to expand a humanitarian mission to Syrian citizens.

Red Cross Signs Deal with Syria

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs