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Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni port, civilians at risk
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition has intensified air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, possibly trapping civilians and hampering a humanitarian operation to import vital food and fuel supplies, the United Nations said on Friday.
42 points by Reuters | International Committee of the Red Cross Red Sea Reuters Thomson Reuters United Nations Civilian Yemen International humanitarian law
‘British troops may return to Afghanistan,’ admits Armed Forces minister
As Afghanistan slides deeper into chaos, Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has said British troops may return to the war-torn country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed
Red Cross suspends some activities in Afghanistan after gunmen attacked a convoy in Jowzjan and killed six staff.
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Ukraine, separatists must act to stave off 'humanitarian disaster': aid, security groups
AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine/GENEVA (Reuters) - International security and aid organizations appealed to Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists on Friday to withdraw from front lines where fighting has dramatically escalated or risk a humanitarian disaster.
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Kiev’s ‘barbaric’ attack on Donetsk in E. Ukraine violates Geneva convention – Russia
There is no excuse for the recent “barbaric attack on Donetsk,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, adding that Kiev broke “all moral norms” in attacking civilians during the night with Grad missiles. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Avalanche in Iran kills three, more missing
Ed AdamczykFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Three bodies were found after an avalanche struck Bewran, Iran, an Iranian Red Crescent Society official said Friday.
4 points by UPI | United Press International International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies International Committee of the Red Cross
Aleppo civilians lament UN decision to suspend aid
Residents tell of "horrific" humanitarian situation as food and medical assistance have been lacking for months.
314 points by Al Jazeera English | Civilian International Committee of the Red Cross Laws of war International humanitarian law Syria Aleppo History of Syria International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
U.N. suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack
BEIRUT — Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians.
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UN suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
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U.N. Suspends Convoys to Syria After Attack on Aid Trucks
A top official at the organization said the airstrike would amount to a war crime if found to have targeted humanitarian workers.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Geneva Syria Human rights Humanitarian aid International Committee of the Red Cross World Health Organization Lebanon
U.N. suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
578 points by Reuters | International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian aid Geneva Geneva Conventions Syria International humanitarian law Civilian International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
UN suspends convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks
The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt        
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Militants Dressed as Doctors Attack a Kandahar Hospital
The hourlong firefight was the latest incident in a hospital in Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous countries for aid workers.
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