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Wednesday 20 May 2009
Aid groups pushed for access to Sri Lanka's former battlefield to check on the fate of any wounded civilians stranded there, as the country celebrated a holiday today to honor the military's victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Shelling killed a Red Cross worker inside Sri Lanka's war zone today, the aid agency said, while troops and the Tamil Tigers battled in an intensifying fight to the finish of Asia's longest modern war.
Wednesday 06 May 2009
US-led air strikes killed dozens of Afghans, including women and children, the Red Cross said today, appearing to confirm an incident that could overshadow a meeting between US and Afghan leaders.
Friday 24 April 2009
Sri Lanka has appealed for international help after Médecins Sans Frontières warned that civilian casualties are rising rapidly in the war zone despite the exodus of more than 100,000 people.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
As Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, there are two straightforward and universally applicable laws of economics I could not fail to have picked up. The first is that the poorer a family is, the more likely they are to be affected by a crisis. The second is closely linked: the poorer that family is, the worse the affects of any crisis are likely to be.
Saturday 28 March 2009
Bone-chilling temperatures were slowing the rise of the record-high Red River today, while weary volunteers were left with little to do but watch, wait, and wonder if all their hard work had been enough to save the US city of Fargo from major flooding.
Monday 23 March 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Philippine marines clashed for a second day today with al-Qa'ida-linked militants holding three Red Cross workers hostage, killing at least six combatants and wounding 19 troops, officials said.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Monday 16 March 2009
The International Committee of the Red Cross concludes in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of al-Qa'ida captives in CIA prisons "constituted torture," The Washington Post reported today, citing newly published excerpts from the 2007 document.
Monday 09 March 2009
Sri Lankan soldiers killed at least 180 elite Tamil Tiger fighters carrying out waves of counterattacks, and the pace of refugees fleeing the tiny war zone picked up speed, the military said today.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Monday 09 February 2009
A suicide bomber killed 24 people today when she blew herself up among a group of soldiers searching civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's northern war zone.
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