IHL – International Humanitarian Law Archive

A Beginner’s Guide to IHL: part 2

As I prepare for this week’s Irish Red Cross IHL Conference ‘Reporters Lives on the Line’ I thought I’d address some of the most common question I comes across in my role as International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Officer with the Irish Red Cross. So, today we look at just how does IHL limit the effects of armed conflict and are […]

A Beginner’s Guide to IHL

As I prepare for this week’s Irish Red Cross IHL Conference ‘Reporters Lives on the Line’ I thought I’d address some of the most common question I comes across in my role as International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Officer with the Irish Red Cross… What is International Humanitarian Law aka IHL? Essentially, IHL demands that even wars have limits by […]

Protecting the Witnesses

  From Issue 2- 2012 RCRC Magazine Journalists are often the first to expose the reality of war and the suffering of vulnerable people. But media workers are also targets. What can humanitarians do to help keep them safe — and get the story out? On the early afternoon of 24 May 2012, radio journalist […]

Imagine the Power of a Movement……

  Now that the Olympics are over, the current diplomatic impasse in building consensus on how to address the on-going conflict in Syria has once again been raised to the fore of the news agenda. The conflict of course never went away but while the world rejoiced in the spirit of peace and unity around […]

HOTLINE: assistance for journalists on dangerous assignments

HOTLINE: assistance for journalists on dangerous assignments

Media professionals are often exposed to serious danger when reporting from war zones or other areas associated with armed violence. The ICRC operates a hotline enabling journalists, their families and the media organizations they work for to request assistance if they are wounded, detained or missing. This brochure explains how to get in touch with the ICRC and how the organization might be able to help.

British Red Cross doctor kidnapped in Pakistan found dead

The Red Cross is today coming to terms with the tragic death of yet another staff member. It was confirmed yesterday that Khalil Rasjed Dale, a health programme manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross, was murdered almost 4 months after his abduction in Quetta/Balochistan. Khalil was a highly trusted and respected member […]

Protection of Humanitarian Personnel

It was with much sadness that we learned yesterday of the death of Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer, Mohammed al-Khadraa, in the city of Douma in Rural Damascus. Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers around the world are united by a set of Principles and a common mission to save lives and reduce human suffering. […]

Pollution of War

By Louise Sarsfield Collins Mines and other ‘explosive remnants of war’ can litter a country, continuing to kill and maim long after a conflict has ended. This pollution left behind by armed conflict can not only cause horrific injuries but also deprives people of access to their livelihoods, farmland, water, health care, and education. Today […]