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World’s First International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics Launched in India

World’s First International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics Launched in India

The world’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat, India by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in collaboration with the International ...

‘My Passion for Sports and Life has Never Been So High’

‘My Passion for Sports and Life has Never Been So High’

Nisha Gupta from Maharashtra wears multiple hats. She is not only a trained tattoo artist, but also a state and national level para-swimming champion and a national-level wheelchair basketball player ...

Remembering Hanna Lahoud: ‘He Cared for Everyone around Him’

Remembering Hanna Lahoud: ‘He Cared for Everyone around Him’

Hanna Lahoud, 37, died in Yemen on April 21 after being shot by an unknown gunman while on an ICRC work trip to visit a prison. Friends and colleagues Patrick ...

Gujarat National Law University Wins 16th Hong Kong Regional Moot Court Competition

Gujarat National Law University Wins 16th Hong Kong Regional Moot Court Competition

The 16th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition for Asia-Pacific Region recently concluded at the High Court of Hong Kong.

Six Weeks Beside the Longest Sand Beach in the World

Six Weeks Beside the Longest Sand Beach in the World

This is Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh’s tourist resort that boasts a sandy beach of “unbroken length of 155km”. More recently the area hit the headlines following the influx of over 655,000 ...

Mumbai’s Team Bleetech wins 25,000 USD at Enable Makeathon 2.0 Demo Day

Mumbai’s Team Bleetech wins 25,000 USD at Enable Makeathon 2.0 Demo Day

Team Bleetech with their solution on low-cost encyclopaedia for hearing impaired emerged winners of the Enable Makeathon 2.0 organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and its ...

“India’s Expertise and Influence Essential to Address Challenges of Autonomous Weapons”

“India’s Expertise and Influence Essential to Address Challenges of Autonomous Weapons”

Dr Hugo Slim, Head of Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy at the ICRC, visited New Delhi this week to speak at the Raisina Dialogue organised by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and ...

India is a Lively and Innovative Country: Christine Beerli

India is a Lively and Innovative Country: Christine Beerli

Christine Beerli, the Vice President of the ICRC, was in India 4-7 December 2017 to attend the International Conference on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and to interact ...

‘Water as an Instrument of Peace and Cooperation’

‘Water as an Instrument of Peace and Cooperation’

The strengthening of international humanitarian law and trans-boundary water cooperation requires practical and collaborative measures.

Journalists from Malayala Manorama, Hindustan Times bag PII-ICRC Awards

Journalists from Malayala Manorama, Hindustan Times bag PII-ICRC Awards

Mahesh Gupthan, chief reporter, Malayala Manorama, Thiruvananthapuram, bagged the first prize for his article ‘They Are Also Our Pet Children’ at the 11th edition of the PII-ICRC Annual Awards.

Virender Sehwag Bats for Wheelchair Basketball as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Win Championship

Virender Sehwag Bats for Wheelchair Basketball as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Win Championship

The atmosphere at the finals of the National Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Hyderabad was electrifying as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu lifted the winners’ trophies in the men’s and women’s categories.

Glimpse of the ICRC’s Humanitarian Assistance around the Globe

Glimpse of the ICRC’s Humanitarian Assistance around the Globe

The ICRC staff around the world works to provide relief to communities affected by crises. In some places, there is need for clean drinking water while in other places the ...

South Asia Meet in Colombo on IHL

South Asia Meet in Colombo on IHL

More than 40 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Iran came together to study international humanitarian law.