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Clean water a priority in Manila as floodwater recedes

By Joe Cropp in Manila – Published by IFRC: 13 August 2012 16:10 CET Jeovina Llamado sits in the Red Cross evacuation centre with her four children, waiting for the water to subside. Many evacuees have already left; returning to their homes as the water recedes, and beginning the difficult task of cleaning away the […]

Face 2012 Ireland

When 5 July 2012 to 8 July 2012 Where Dundalk, Co Louth Details In July 2012, the Irish Red Cross will welcome Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteer teams from all over Europe to Dundalk, Co Louth, as they compete to become the most knowledgeable and skilled First Aid team on the continent in FACE 2012. […]

International Day against Homophobia

There has been a lot in the news lately about the campaign across the globe for marriage equality.  In the United States, Barrack Obama recently said in an ABC interview that he personally believed that “same sex couples should be able to get married”.  Sadly, incidences of discrimination and even violence against LGBT people continue […]

Volunteer Week 2012: Orla Murphy

Hi I’m Orla Murphy. I’ve been involved in Ballinora/Ballincollig Red Cross since I was little, acting as a more than willing patient for my sister and her friends in their cadet first aid classes! I think this is the best way to see if you’re interested in first aid as you see firsthand what it’s […]

Red Cross Hotline for Journalists

We at Irish Red Cross have spoken much in recent times about the importance of the protection of humanitarian personnel in situations of armed conflict. Humanitarian personnel are afforded protection under the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law (IHL) on the basis that they are not taking direct part in hostilities. Such protection […]

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.

Global Arms Trade and International Humanitarian Law

International justice as exemplified by the decision in the Charles Taylor case at the Special Court for Sierra Leone late last month [26 April] highlights once more how the proliferation of arms in areas of conflict around the world is a significant contributor to the displacement, injury, rape, and terrorisation of civilians. Small arms and […]

Taxing Texts

By Ronan Ryan The Irish Independent ran an article yesterday highlighting that charities won’t receive the VAT donors will have paid on text donations. They are targeting the wrong people. The main problem with text donations that any fundraiser will tell you is that the operators keep so much of the donation. It varies by […]