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Grim assessment of the effects of Syria’s conflict on children

Grim assessment of the effects of Syria’s conflict on children

As the war in Syria reaches its six-year milestone, Unicef has issued a grim assessment of the ...

Firearms seized in Spain could have been destined for terrorism or organised crime

Firearms seized in Spain could have been destined for terrorism or organised crime

More than 10,000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pisto...

Uniting against disasters - World Civil Defence Day

Uniting against disasters - World Civil Defence Day

On the occasion of World Civil Defence Day, Secretary General of the International Civil Defence Org...

Better communication is key to cutting earthquake death toll, say experts

Better communication is key to cutting earthquake death toll, say experts

Communicating earthquake risk has long been a major challenge for scientists, yet the right messages...

Climate change and the bushfire threat in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Climate change and the bushfire threat in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Residents of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have often experienced...

In pictures: Emergency's new building at Anabah's Maternity Centre

In pictures: Emergency's new building at Anabah's Maternity Centre

On Thursday December 8, the NGO Emergency inaugurated the new building at the Maternity Ce...

Deadly magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia

Deadly magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia

An undersea earthquake off Indonesia's northern Aceh province has killed at least 52 people. The ma...

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Up to 16,000 civilians have been displaced by the Syrian government's advance into besieged rebel-he...

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to ...

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

The Mission Request Vade Mecum has been developed to help emergency frontline personnel to safely de...

ICRC launches video on the human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions

ICRC launches video on the human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched an ad-style video that illustrates ...

Haiti launches cholera vaccination campaign

Haiti launches cholera vaccination campaign

Haiti's ministry of health and international aid organisations are launching a cholera vaccination c...

UK: Research shows safety is an afterthought on Guy Fawkes Night

UK: Research shows safety is an afterthought on Guy Fawkes Night

On frontline services’ biggest night of the year in the UK, new research finds that less than ...

Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Scientists are planning to release an army of millions of modified mosquitoes in areas of Brazil and...

Deadly Colombia landslide engulfs highway near Medellin

Deadly Colombia landslide engulfs highway near Medellin

A landslide on a major highway in Colombia has killed at least six people, officials said. On Wedne...

Italy earthquakes: Bad weather hampers rescue efforts

Italy earthquakes: Bad weather hampers rescue efforts

Bad weather has been hampering rescue efforts in central Italy after two strong earthquakes damaged ...

China Yulin: Deadly explosion shatters buildings

China Yulin: Deadly explosion shatters buildings

The death toll from a powerful explosion that destroyed buildings in the Chinese city of Yulin has r...

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

At least 59 cadets and guards have been killed in an attack by militants on a police college in the ...

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