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Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news of her whereabouts.

Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war being, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

Yemen's Houthis welcome UN call for probe into air strikes

Yemen's Houthis welcome UN call for probe into air strikes

A Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross said than an air strike had hit the bus carrying children as it drove through a market in northern Saada province.

Aid reaches Syrians displaced by Turkey's Afrin assault: ICRC

Aid reaches Syrians displaced by Turkey's Afrin assault: ICRC

Humanitarian aid on Tuesday reached desperate families displaced to the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat by a nearby Turkish offensive, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

UN, Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

UN, Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the country.

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas

The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands ...

Abducted Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

Abducted Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

A Spanish employee of the Red Cross who was abducted in northern Afghanistan has been released, the international charity said on Sunday, nearly a month after he was snatched by gunmen.

Aleppo: Red Cross asks for quick agreement evacuation plan

Aleppo: Red Cross asks for quick agreement evacuation plan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) asked Syria's warring parties to agree quickly on a plan to evacuate people from east Aleppo and provide "solid" safety guarantees on Saturday, a day after the evacuation stalled.

ICRC to cut family visits to prisoners

ICRC to cut family visits to prisoners

Family visits to Palestinian men from the West Bank held in Israeli jails are to be reduced from two to one a month from July