When [reporters] bang on about freedom of the press, they might sound self-serving. But as Timothy Garton Ash, author of “Free Speech”, puts it, “you need these pesky, difficult people" They scrutinise the powerful, helping to hold them to account. economist.com/interactive/br…
BREAKING: The safe passage operation that left #Mariupol over the weekend has safely arrived in Zaporzhzhia.
Our teams, working with @UN personnel, escorted +100 people who were able to leave the city and surrounding areas.
A story of how Holocaust survivors are fleeing Ukraine and seeking refuge in Germany, but also a story about how those who are the most vulnerable in conflict are often not able to leave on their own volition. Great reporting by @ErikaSolomonnytimes.com/2022/04/29/wor…
Our team is currently participating in an ongoing operation to facilitate the safe passage of civilians out of the Azovstal plant & Mariupol towards Zaporizhzhia.
This complex operation is conducted in coordination with the parties to the conflict & the @UN.
Not all scars are visible.
In this shelter in #Mykolaiv region, we talked with mothers who fled fighting with their children.
Along basic vital needs, we provide psychological support to families.
There is no health without mental health.
We cannot emphasize this enough.
Fascinating look at how the IFRC works to manage emergency operations in Ukraine and neighboring countries. It takes teams coordinating around the world and on the ground to ensure the delivery of resources and services. twitter.com/BirgitteEbbese…
Today, together with our Red Cross partners, we have assisted in the evacuation of vulnerable patients from #Mykolaiv.
Some people with disabilities and other impairments can't flee their homes amid hostilities.
We do everything we can to help them reach safety.
“Immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access is urgently required to allow for the voluntary safe passage of thousands of civilians and hundreds of wounded out of the city, including from the Azovstal plant area” #Ukrainenytimes.com/live/2022/04/2…
“This document is a very important document bc we can’t do enough in my mind (among the democracies)…to prepare our individual troops for the reality of war and our moral obligation to wage war with the greatest amount of humanity possible,” @BrookingsInst Gen. John Allen says.
Questions answered through @ICRC’s new handbook: How do you navigate war in cities with military partners and manage #protectingcivilians? How do you embed IHL into the command structure? How do you mitigate risks to civilians?
“It’s not a recipe book telling commanders what to do or what not to do, it’s a framework…with application to IHL.” @PMaurerICRC opens the @BrookingsInst panel discussion on partnered military exercises.
Afghans are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, which has accelerated since the Taliban ousted the U.S.-backed government, and the subsequent economic collapse. wsj.com/articles/no-fa…
Walk into a bathroom at my university to a girl giving herself a COVID test. 🤦🏽♀️ Am I wrong here, or shouldn’t that be done at home in a private setting as to not infect those around you if you are positive#ThisIsRealLifefe
Listening to a panel on disinformation and the War in Ukraine. Panelists say in order to avoid consuming and sharing false information you need to 1) Be a critical thinker 2) Consume information from all sides, read multiple sources of news 1/...
Yesterday, our team was in #Bucha.
They saw devastating scenes of destruction.
They saw people in desperate need of the basics for survival.
They saw streets littered with unexploded ordnances.
Here’s more on what they saw 👇
“There's no difference between me and some girl from over there. Volunteering is like helping my a neighbor.”
A @RedCrossRomania volunteer, she's one of the first faces ppl see when they cross the border. Love that she's part of the @ifrc network of humanitarians.
The Red Cross led a convoy carrying more than 500 people who fled Mariupol to the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. The convoy failed for five days to reach Mariupol as security conditions on the ground made it impossible to enter.
Recreational cannabis is now on the ballot for November, but as far as how the market would work, who would be arrested for cannabis possession, etc hasn't been worked out yet. So we really don't know what we're voting for. @maustermuhle explains. dcist.com/story/22/04/01…
“We do not have a team on the ground, so we have no other information, including on potential casualties or the extent of the damage," ICRC Spox Jason Straziuso told CNN. "We can say that we had already distributed all aid supplies in the warehouse.” twitter.com/AnaCabrera/sta…
The current dirt-throwing campaign against @ICRC is based on misinformation. It hampers the work of ICRC, @ifrc etc. It puts the 🇺🇦 vulnerable and int'l volunteers trying to help at risk.
Please learn facts before spreading misinfo.
"One can only assume that the recent uproar stems from a lack of understanding by many of what humanitarian action is and how it is guided." Important article from @H_NAILI.
Yesterday, we donated 60 tons of food and essential aid to @RedCrossUkraine in #Kharkiv.
This will help thousands to have access to some of the basics they so desperately need.
In the coming days, we'll be out delivering more food, more water. This is our priority.
Over the past few days, false information about us has been circulating online.
This could put our Red Cross staff, volunteers, and the people we seek to help at risk.
So we’re addressing this head on. These are the facts 👇