Posts Tagged ‘International Committee of the Red Cross’

AP | Abdi Guled and Katherine Houreld| August 5, 2011


Somali government troops opened fire Friday on hungry civilians, killing at least seven people, as both groups made a grab for food at a U.N. distribution site in the capital of this famine-stricken country, witnesses said.


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By: Peter Beaumont
The Guardian

Wednesday 13 October 2010 11.05 BST

The number of Afghan civilians hospitalised for serious war wounds has doubled in 12 months in Kandahar, the focus of an ongoing US-led campaign against Taliban strongholds. In August and September, Mirwais regional hospital in the country’s second biggest city admitted almost 1,000 new patients with weapons injuries, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The total for the same period of 2009 was 500.

The Red Cross reported a “drastic increase” in the number of amputations from war injuries, reflecting the nature of the violence.


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04 Aug 2009 13:22:00 GMT
Source: AlertNet
Marika Kochiashvili

TSEROVANI, Georgia (AlertNet) –

Washing lines hanging from the concrete houses broke the dull conformity of this camp about a 30-minute drive from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. (more…)

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By Agence France-Presse

The Philippine military said Saturday it was tightening its cordon around Muslim extremists holding two Red Cross workers hostage, even during the Easter holidays.

“There will be no let up in further constricting the kidnappers’ positions to reduce their freedom of movement especially this Lenten Season,” a military statement said.


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By BBC News

At least 60 civilians have been killed by shells fired in a no-fire zone in Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours, a senior health official there says.

Two health facility compounds in the north-east region were also hit, Dr T Varatharaja told the BBC.

Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped by the fighting between the Sri Lanka military and Tamil Tigers rebels.

The military has denied responsibility for the casualties, and the rebels have not responded.


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