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Red Cross to reduce Afghanistan presence after deadly attacks

Kabul - The International Committee of the Red Cross will "drastically" reduce operations in war-torn Afghanistan after seven of its employees were killed in attacks this year, the aid organisation said on Monday.

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross

Geneva - The cholera epidemic tearing through Yemen, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country, could impact 850,000 people by the end of the year, the Red Cross warned Wednesday.

Spanish Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan: ICRC

Mazar-e Sharif - A Spanish physiotherapist working for the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan was shot and killed Monday by a wheelchair-bound patient, in the latest attack on the international charity.

24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross

Geneva - More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday.

Migrants get three mins to call home

Rome - After an 11-month journey across desert and sea, Mohamed finally hears his mother's voice once more thanks to a Red Cross camper that travels across Italy to help migrants call home.

Colombia's ELN rebels releasing hostage: government

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN rebels have begun the process of releasing a hostage at the center of a dispute threatening planned peace talks with the government, a top official said Thursday.

Red Cross, IOM brace for chemical weapons use in Mosul

Geneva - International aid groups including the Red Cross said Tuesday they were preparing for the possible use of chemical weapons in the battle for the Iraq city of Mosul.

About 20 civilians killed in Syria aid convoy attack: Red Cross

Geneva - The air raids that hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killed around 20 people, including a Red Crescent staff member, the humanitarian organisation said Tuesday.

Angola yellow fever outbreak could spark 'global crisis': Red Cross

Geneva - A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola, which has already spread the disease as far as China, risks sparking a global crisis, the Red Cross warned on Thursday.

Ansar Dine Islamists 'holding three Red Cross workers' in Mali

Bamako - Islamist group Ansar Dine said Thursday it was holding three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend and called for the release of a jihadist arrested by French troops for their safe return.

Red Cross meet fails to agree on global plan to track rules of war

Ginebra - More than 100 nations attending a global meeting of the Red Cross in Geneva on Thursday failed to approve a new system for monitoring compliance with the rules of war.

Red Cross seeking permission to work in IS territory

Ginebra - The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it is trying to establish relations with the Islamic State group in hopes of delivering aid to the 10 million people living under its control.

Never be curious: How to stay alive in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Stay away from the windows, don't come out of hiding until the shootout is over and keep your hands visible to police at all times.

Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013, Red Cross says

Geneva - Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said Thursday.
 

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