Shelling in Ukraine rebel hub kills Swiss Red Cross worker

Shelling in the centre of the main rebel-held city in Ukraine`s east killed a Swiss Red Cross worker Thursday, tearing badly at a weakly observed four-week truce meant to defuse Europe`s worst crisis in decades.

Eastern Ukrainian civilians need urgent assistance: Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that civilians in eastern Ukraine are in need of immediate assistance due to the on-going crisis in the area.

Sudan aid suspension having `severe` impact: Red Cross

Sudan`s three-month suspension of aid work by the international Red Cross is having a "severe" impact as armed conflict worsens in the country, the ICRC said on Monday.

ICRC tries to access detained OSCE inspectors, Ukrainians

The Red Cross insisted Monday that all sides in the Ukraine crisis treat detainees "humanely" and told AFP it was trying to access OSCE inspectors and Ukrainian officers being held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Syrian government seeks to boost cooperation with Red Cross

Syrian Minister for Social Affairs said Tuesday that the government is keen to cooperate with the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), state media reported.

Red Cross says ordered to suspend Sudan work

Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, the organisation said Saturday, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country.

Some 40 bodies recovered in Central Africa after clashes: ICRC

Some 40 bodies have been recovered in the Central African Republic`s capital of Bangui in just one day, following clashes there, the International Committee of the Red Cross said in Geneva on Thursday.

Three kidnapped ICRC staff, Red Crescent volunteer freed in Syria: ICRC

Three of the six aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross kidnapped in Syria have been freed, along with a colleague from the Red Crescent, the ICRC said on Monday.

Chhattisgarh govt asks Red Cross to stop work in Bastar

Chhattisgarh government has directed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to suspend all its operations in the Naxalite-affected Bastar region.

Sri Lanka allows ICRC access to LTTE rehabilitation camps

Sri Lanka has allowed a team of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to visit the rehabilitation camps housing ex-LTTE combatants.

`Dead man` returns from Pak jail after 23 years

Thought to be dead for over two decades, a Bangladeshi man returned home after 23 years, most of which were spent in Pakistani jails.

Colombia`s rebel group releases two pilots

The rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Sunday released two civilian helicopter pilots kidnapped 20 days ago, said the ICRC.

Syria in a state of civil war now: Red Cross

The 17-month long conflict in Syria has finally taken the form of a full-fledged civil war, the Red Cross said.

Red Cross reaches Homs, blocked from worst-hit area

The govt was still blocking ICRC access to the Baba Amr, where civilians remain trapped in freezing temperatures.

Red Cross negotiating humanitarian truce in Syria

The Red Cross said that it is trying to broker a cease-fire aimed at allowing emergency aid to reach people in Syria.

Afghan security situation alarming: ICRC

Instability and violence continue throughout
Afghanistan as the conflict passes the 10-year mark this week.

ICRC given access to Damascus prison for 1st time

This is an important step forward for our humanitarian
activities in Syria.

`Pakistan casualties risen since bin Laden death`

Casualties from violence across Pakistan since the US killing of Osama, the ICRC said on Monday.

Several thousand migrants stranded in Misrata: ICRC

The international Red Cross
expressed concern over the stranded migrants.

ICRC winds up northern Sri Lanka operations

International Committee of the Red Cross has operated in Lanka since 1987.