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Kidnapped Red Cross Worker Freed in Yemen and Taken to Oman

DUBAI, Oct 4 – A Red Cross worker kidnapped 10 months ago in Yemen was freed on Monday and taken to neighbouring Oman, Omani state news agency ONA and the ICRC said. French-Tunisian, Nourane Houas, a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Sanaa, had been kidnapped along with a

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Red Cross Postpones Aid Convoys after Aleppo Attack

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 20  – Aid convoys for four Syrian towns will be postponed as staff reassess security after a deadly attack on relief trucks and intensified violence, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo,

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Jordan: Widow’s Inc.

After fleeing civil war, a Syrian refugee started a business in Jordan to support her family BY Oscar Lopez Sitting behind a large wooden desk in her white hijab, a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, Lara Shaheen looks every bit the modern Arab businesswoman. The only problem is

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Red Cross Has Greater Access in Syria, Stepping Up Aid

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 18- The Red Cross is delivering assistance to greater numbers of Syrian civilians and visiting more detainees in government prisons but the situation remains “dramatic” in besieged areas, a senior official said on Tuesday. Robert Mardini, regional director for the Near and Middle East, said that the International Committee of

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Red Cross Delivers Medical Aid to Taiz in Yemen “Breakthrough”

GENEVA, Feb 14 – The Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tons of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded. Taiz has been one of the hardest-fought fronts in a war in which local militias and forces

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Aid Convoys Depart for Besieged Syrian Towns

BEIRUT, Jan 11 – Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town where thousands are trapped and the United Nations says people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks headed for Madaya, near the Lebanese border, and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday, the Red Cross said, as part of

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