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  • World: Analysis shows 87% of COVID-19 vaccines have been given in wealthier countries
    Country: World Source: International Rescue Committee Fewer than 0.1% of people in DRC, Libya, Niger, South Sudan and Cameroon have been vaccinated. Some countries, such as Chad, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and northeast Syria have administered none at all. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-05-12
  • Peter Maurer: “We must decide what role we want human beings to play in life-and-death decisions during armed conflicts”
    Statement | Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), during a virtual briefing on the new ICRC position on autonomous weapon systems. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-05-12
  • Bringing IHL Home: Guidelines on the National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
    Article | In December 2019, the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent adopted Resolution 1 (33IC/19/R1), entitled Bringing IHL home: A road map for better national implementation of international humanitarian law.The resolution is bas ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-05-12
  • ILO and partners launch campaign to tackle worst forms of child labour in Iraq
    Country: Iraq Source: International Labour Organization The campaign will target 10,000 children, their families and guardians, teachers, employers, and the media through activities that aim to raise awareness on the increasing dangers of child labour. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-05-12
  • ICRC position on autonomous weapon systems
    Article | With a view to supporting current efforts to establish internationally agreed limits on autonomous weapon systems to address the concern they raise, ICRC recommends that States adopt new legally binding rules. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-05-12
  • World: IFRC warns 5.9 million COVID-19 infections overwhelm hospitals in Asia
    Countries: India, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), World Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies COVID-19 is exploding across much of Asia, overwhelming health facilities. More people have been diagnosed with it in Asia over the ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-05-12
  • Latin America: Passive technology and business model innovation creating a healthier, more productive city in Medellín
    The city of Medellín and its businesses are turning to new sustainable cooling solutions, both indoors and outdoors, to protect their citizens and workers. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-05-11
  • دعوة مركز آسيا والمحيط الهادئ لتطوير إدارة معلومات الكوارث (APDIM) للتصوير الفوتوغرافي 2021: التعايش مع العواصف الرملية والترابية
    يدعوكم مركز آسيا والمحيط الهادئ لتطوير إدارة معلومات الكوارث لمشاركة الصور التي تتناول كيف ترون "العيش مع العواصف الرملية والترابية" من خلال عدستكم. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-05-11
  • Pre-monsoon preparedness: railways installs rain gauge to monitor data, to use drones to monitor flood-prone areas
    To collect real-time rainfall data, India's Western Railway has installed 10 automatic rain gauges and is installing four more with the India Meteorological Department. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-05-11
  • Kyrgyzstan border clashes leave thousands in shock and homeless
    Country: Kyrgyzstan Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Some 30,000 people in south-west Kyrgyzstan, near the border with Tajikistan, have been forced to abandon their villages after violent clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik armed forces in late April. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-05-11