Philippines: Death toll by Typhoon Hagupit increases to 23

The arrival of Typhoon Hagupit has caused in three days the deaths of at least 23 people, the evacuation of nearly one million inhabitants and the destruction of thousands of homes in the Philippines. Of the 23 fatalities, 18 died in the eastern island of Samar, the Philippine...

ICRC: Syria is in a Full Scale Civil War

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) the conflict in Syria is now a full-blown civil war, this means that international humanitarian law (also known as the rules of war) applies through the whole country. This law grants the parties involved in the...
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Release Operative of French Journalist held Hostage by the FARC Began

The operation for the liberation of French journalist Romeo Langlois held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC for its Spanish acronym) for over a month, began this Wednesday in the city of Florence, South of Bogota, before dawn with the output of the...

UN Urges Syria to Fully Carry the Peace Plan

United Nations top officials and the Security Council pressured the Syrian regime this Thursday to fully carry out the peace plan it promised to heed. Syria informed that it had taken several steps to comply with the six-point peace plan given by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan....

Syrian Arab Red Crescent Medics Reach Homs

A convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent that carried food and aid has reached the Homs, waiting to enter the besieged district of Bab Amr. A total of seven vehicles that left Damascus on Friday morning arrived the hostile city. According to Carla Haddad, the Geneva-based...

UN Reveals New Death Toll in Syria

The United Nations informed that the repression in Syria due to the crackdown against the regime of president Bashar al-Assad has left more than 7,500 fatalities. The first demonstrations during the Arab Spring started in March of 2011, since then the army has crushed any kind of...

Red Cross Evacuates Women and Children from Syria

Three ambulances of the Crescent Red Moon group started to evacuate women and children from the neighborhood of Bab Amro in Homs, Syria. The security forces crackdown of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad is currently facing the attention of the world as many leaders discuss...

Red Cross Negotiates Ceasefire in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) informed that it’s in talks with all the parties concerned about Syria’s crisis to negotiate a ceasefire. The group is working on a truce in the most affected areas to deliver aid packages. Bijan Farnoudi, ICRC, stated that the...
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