Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya

 An aid convoy entered a besieged Syrian town on Monday where thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have died of starvation.

Aid convoys depart for besieged Syrian town, villages: Red Cross

Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday as part of an agreement between warring sides in areas where thousands of people are trapped, the Red Cross said.

German secret service 'systematically spied' on allies: Report

Germany's secret service "systematically spied" on its allies and various international organisations such as the Red Cross, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

Deadly explosions rock Maiduguri, NE Nigeria

The "huge explosions" happened yesterday in the Ajilari Cross area of the city, which has been targeted by similar attacks twice in the last month, including on September 20 when at least 117 were killed.

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that a series of climatic shocks in 2014 and 2015 had decimated harvests and left many people in Gambia, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe dependent on food aid to survive.

Finnish government condemns racist attack on refugees

Finland`s government condemned a racist protest in which demonstrators -- including one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit -- attacked a bus transporting asylum seekers in the early hours of Friday.

Dutch aid worker freed in Afghanistan after 81 days

A Dutch aid worker who was abducted by unknown gunmen in June in Afghanistan has been freed after being held for 81 days, the Dutch foreign ministry said late Thursday.

North Korea Red Cross agrees to talks on family reunion: South

 The North Korean Red Cross has agreed to working-level talks with its South Korean counterpart early next month on arranging a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said Saturday.

Fighting, air raids kill dozens in Yemen's Taez: Red Cross

Dozens of people, mostly civilians, have been killed in fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's rebel-held third city Taez, seen as the gateway to recapturing the capital.

Red Cross `worried` at abandoned corpses in Yemen war

The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by a growing number of corpses being abandoned in the war zones of Yemen.

Red Cross president visits Yemen amid monthslong civil war

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross has arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid its monthslong civil war.

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross began a three day visit to Yemen on Saturday to assess the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.

Pro-govt forces advance in south Yemen ahead of truce

 Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen`s second city Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.

UN Security Council is 'failing' war-wracked world says Red Cross

The Red Cross has warned that the world is facing conflict on an "unprecedented" scale, fuelled by the international community`s failure to work together to end wars and humanitarian crises.

Tunisia rescues 350 migrants heading by boat to Italy from Libya

Tunisia`s navy rescued more than 350 illegal migrants off its coast and was searching for hundreds more on Wednesday after they tried to sail from neighbouring Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa, the local Red Cross said.

13 dead, 24 injured in NE Nigeria market attack: Red Cross

Thirteen were people were killed and 24 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, the Nigerian Red Cross said.

Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk Guinea-Bissau border

Guinea-Bissau said on Thursday it had strengthened health screening at its borders after a rash of Ebola cases in neighbouring Guinea.

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

 Anti-government protesters in Burundi marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura on Friday, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations.

Asia, Europe migrants putting our humanity to the test: Red Cross

Surging numbers of migrants risking their lives on rickety boats both in Southeast Asia and on the way to Europe are a test of the world`s humanity, the Red Cross chief told AFP in an interview.

Red Cross warns of looming food crisis in South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence in South Sudan could go hungry, with fighting interrupting the planting season and cutting off supply chains, the Red Cross warned Monday.