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12 killed in New York apartment block blaze, several critical

12 killed in New York apartment block blaze, several critical

Two of the 12 dead were discovered in a bathtub full of water, where they had apparently sheltered from the blaze.

Dec 29, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

Violence near the northern border of Central African Republican has forced thousands of people to flock to the tiny town of Paoua, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
Red Cross admits to $6-million fraud during Ebola outbreak

Red Cross admits to $6-million fraud during Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people and infected an estimated 29,000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

Nov 05, 2017, 08:59 AM IST
At world's largest refugee settlement, Rohingyas face humanitarian 'nightmare'

At world's largest refugee settlement, Rohingyas face humanitarian 'nightmare'

Rashida Begum steers clear of the water pump near the reeking latrine shared by more than 100 families in a grim corner of Bangladesh that has grown into one of the world's largest refugee settlements in just weeks.

Sep 30, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
Nine dead as Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh

Nine dead as Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing at least nine people, police said.

Sep 21, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

Patient kills foreign Red Cross staffer in Afghanistan

It was not immediately clear if today's attack was politically motivated or related to a personal dispute.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu seeks Red Cross help to save captive Israelis

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu seeks Red Cross help to save captive Israelis

Hamas is believed to be holding the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in a 2014 war, and two Israeli civilians who wandered into Gaza.

Sep 06, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Kidnapped Red Cross staff released in Afghanistan after seven months

Kidnapped Red Cross staff released in Afghanistan after seven months

The two were abducted on Feb 8 while delivering assistance in Jawzjan province, in the north of the country, on the border with Turkmenistan.

Sep 05, 2017, 19:05 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

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.
 

Jun 20, 2017, 21:02 PM IST

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.

Jun 04, 2017, 08:38 AM IST

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

May 17, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2017, 00:28 AM IST

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.

Feb 10, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

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.

Feb 08, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
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.

Dec 20, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

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.

Jun 02, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

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.

May 12, 2016, 11:47 AM IST