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In recent months, tens of thousands of people have fled fighting in Aleppo Governorate for the relative safety of the coastal cities of Lattakia and Tartous. Most people live in temporary shelters and urgently need assistance. Together with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, our teams are there providing water, food and health care. Here's our latest update on the situation: http://ow.ly/z2OFA
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Fighting between government forces and various armed groups continues in #Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the move seeking safety. Every day, many arrive at the A'liawah Centre in Khanaqin where they receive food and assistance.
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Throughout the Middle East, people are suffering from water shortages. The rising violence of the past few years and record-low rainfall have made clean water increasingly difficult to come by – especially in #Syria, where the shortfall in precipitation last winter is expected to hit many people very hard. Here's the latest update on what we're doing to help: http://ow.ly/yMeuC
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Nature register its complain silently. Now they are fighting for petrol today. Tomorrow they may be fighting for WATER. It is worldwide necessity to preserve water for best use of Humanity. 
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War with Libya in 1973 and 30 years of internal conflict have left Chad contaminated by anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, an often invisible but deadly enemy. Many survivors struggle to receive the assistance they need. Anatole, himself a mine survivor, now makes artificial limbs at the N’Djamena physical rehabilitation centre. Read his story here: http://ow.ly/yvNkq
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Torture is an affront to humanity and a crime. On 26 June, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we remind detaining authorities that any form of torture, ill-treatment or abuse is strictly prohibited.
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Important message to governments, armed groups, courts, tribunals, international organizations and academics: together with the British Red Cross, we've updated our Customary IHL database with new State practice of 11 countries: http://ow.ly/wefpE Customary International Humanitarian Law is a set of unwritten rules of international law, accepted by the world community at large.
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Not the money that made desperate lives but construction did not do justice to every man who has a house to look for sensations in the world by means of its own in the hope of running the world time.
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Very concerned by the escalation of the armed violence in Israel and Gaza. With dozens reported killed and hundreds injured, we're working closely together with the Palestine Red Crescent and Magen David Adom to help people affected by the violence. We urge all parties to the conflict to spare civilians and protect medical workers.
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Good news! Eleven Rwandan children in DRC have been reunited with their families in Rwanda. Scattered by the violence that has gripped the region for several years, the families were reunited after our colleagues managed to track their parents. Since the beginning of the year, 50 Rwandan children have been reunited with their families. Keep it up!
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God bless you all from ICRC! God protect you all!
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At 95 years old, Lina Kambunan could be forgiven for wanting a quiet life. But when fighting broke out in Zamboanga, southwest Philippines, her home and belongings were destroyed. Now, 9 months after the fighting stopped, Lina and 40,000 others like her are still displaced and struggling to make ends meet in makeshift camps. 

We're working with Philippine Red Cross to improving health-care, sanitation and water supply for displaced people like Lina, who are suffering real hardship. When we asked what she finds most difficult about being displaced, Lina whispered "It's too hot here", before singing a lullaby for her grandchild.
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When will ethnic fighting stop? Earth is a big place where we can ALL live peacefully
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As armed conflict and violence intensify in parts of Nigeria, we are together with the Nigerian Red Cross responding to emergencies, managing and evacuating the wounded and dead, and helping people driven from their homes. Here's our latest operational update: http://ow.ly/yBrWA
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In many countries around the Arab world, the ICRC emblem is misunderstood, and seen as a symbol of Christianity. In Yemen, where we have been working since 1962 to alleviate the suffering of all those caught in conflict and violence, the use of the protective emblem of the Red Cross often raises questions from people, who ask us why we use a cross in a Muslim country, and what we do.

The series "My experience with the ICRC in Yemen" reflects a range of Muslim traditions, giving us the views of Islamic scholars in Yemen on the question of international humanitarian law and Islam, and the ICRC emblem. This interview with Dr Al-Murtaza Bin Zaid Al-Mohatary Al-Hasny of the Zaidiyya School follows on from the interview with Sheikh Salah of the Salafi School. More interviews on the subject with other Muslim scholars will follow.
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Grace Macon, a volunteer at the South Sudan Red Cross in Awerial County, describes how she first came in to contact with the Restoring Family Links service. Re-establishing contact with her mother, from whom she had been separated since the violence erupted in Bor, brought great joy to her life and motivated her to volunteer and help others find their lost friends and relatives. Take a look here: 
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Ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence
Introduction
The International Committee of the Red Cross is one of the world's leading aid organizations helping the victims of war and other situations of violence. Every year, our 12,000 staff provide relief assistance, clean water, sanitation and medical aid to millions of people around the world. This work is also made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of thousands of dedicated Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers across the globe.

We strive to protect the victims of war by preventing or putting a stop to violations committed against them, and defending their rights under international humanitarian law.

We're part of a big family that helps people across the globe, known as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. We also help reunite relatives separated by armed conflict and natural disasters, and visit detained arms carriers and civilians to monitor how they are being treated and their conditions of detention.

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