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Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400: Red Cross

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 while an estimated 600 others remain missing, a senior Red Cross official said Friday.

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

About 850,000 people, more than a third of the pre-war population of the northern Iraqi city, have fled, seeking refuge with relatives or in camps, according to aid groups.
 

Six dead, 21 injured in attack on Mexican bar

The incident took place a day after fighting left 11 dead in the states of Sinaloa and Tamaulipas.

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday in an appeal for funding.

Cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar; thousands forced into emergency shelters

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 people after it hit Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters.

Hunt for two Red Cross workers after deadly Afghan ambush

The Red Cross was desperately searching for two employees who went missing after their convoy came under insurgent fire in northern Afghanistan, leaving six other workers dead.

Six Red Cross staff killed, two missing in Afghanistan

Suspected Islamic State gunmen killed six Afghan employees of the Red Cross delivering relief supplies in snowbound northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the dangers faced by aid workers in the war-battered country.

25,000 evacuated from Syria`s Aleppo so far: Red Cross

25,000 evacuated from Syria`s Aleppo so far: Red Cross

At least 25,000 people have left the bombed-out eastern districts of Syria`s Aleppo since evacuations began last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

30 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Members of Spain`s Maritime Safety Agency early on Saturday rescued a third group of migrants from a small boat in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Austrian refugee centre fire was `arson attack`: Police

Arsonists were most likely behind a huge blaze which engulfed a newly-built but still empty refugee centre in northern Austria, police said on Wednesday.

Canadian forest fire still burning out of control

The Red Cross will hand out 600 Canadian dollars per adult and 300 dollars for each of their dependents.

Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny - rights activists

A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike in a Syrian prison by nearly 800 mostly political detainees that would eventually lead to the pardon and release of those held without charges, rights groups and activists in touch with inmates said on Monday.

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria`s Aleppo

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria`s Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, as Russia said it was working to freeze fighting in Aleppo.

Fourteen killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of debris shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building collapsed Friday night and as skies cleared after a night of ferocious storms.

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.