ALERT – Military incursion  in northeast Syria : vital to ensure the protection of civilians and humanitarian workers

ALERT – Military incursion in northeast Syria : vital to ensure the protection of civilians and humanitarian workers

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2019 | No Comments

After nearly a decade of nation-wide conflict, the Turkish incursion into northeast Syria reignites the cycle of violence, worry and uncertainty for people living in the area. HI is deeply concerned about how the military escalation will affect the civilian population.

ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

ALERT – Bombing in populated areas: A majority of states now recognize the urgency to act

Posted by: on Oct 3, 2019 | No Comments

133 states gathered for two days at the Vienna Conference “Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare”. A majority of attendants announced that they were ready to work on a political declaration.

ALERT  – Joint NGO Statement on Yemen ahead of the 74th UN General Assembly

ALERT – Joint NGO Statement on Yemen ahead of the 74th UN General Assembly

Posted by: on Sep 23, 2019 | No Comments

After almost five years of conflict, and despite all efforts to halt displacement, hunger and disease, Yemen remains the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. HI along with 25 NGOs call the international community to apply concerted pressure to all parties to the conflict.

ALERT – UN and ICRC issue a joint appeal: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop!

ALERT – UN and ICRC issue a joint appeal: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop!

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2019 | No Comments

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, issued yesterday an appeal highlighting the devastating impact of explosive weapons on the lives of civilians.