Red Cross say its providing surgical support to help treat those affected by recent violence in the northern part of Nigeria where multiple bomb blasts have rocked this year.
Access to health care is a major challenge for people in northern Mali affected by armed violence. In Gao the hospital is operational again thanks to the efforts of the ICRC, which among other things has delivered surgical supplies.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the repatriation of 13 Sudanese prisoners of war to Khartoum after their release by the South Sudanese authorities.
Participants at the 10th annual ECOWAS, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) seminar have called on West African countries to appoint focal points in the relevant ministries and agencies for the effective coordination and implementation of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in the region.
The Red Cross on Tuesday called for emergency funds to “help avert a major humanitarian crisis” in the west African nations of Niger and Mali.
At least 30,000 people displaced within Mali by fighting in the north since mid-January are living in dire conditions. The ICRC is assisting thousands of these people and 15,000 others displaced in neighbouring Niger. It is also visiting detainees and attending to the wounded in Mali.
Keysaney Hospital in northern Mogadishu was hit by two mortar shells last night. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed. The shells landed in a garden and between two buildings.
Thousands of refugees and other displaced people gradually returning to their home areas are still suffering the effects of the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire. The ICRC is maintaining its aid for particularly vulnerable people in the west of the country.