A global news release is sent out by ICRC to media worldwide. It is issued because there is something to say that the ICRC believes is of interest to a global audience. Such issues could include: a call to action on a serious humanitarian situation, an important breakthrough in our operations; a major security incident involving the ICRC.

The ICRC Library holds the exhaustive collection of the news releases, including the news releases ICRC published with the League of the Red Cross Societies (from 1939 to 1999) and the communications to the press (from 1984 to 1999).

Between 1961 and 2000, the ICRC also informed the press on a weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis with a new issue of a dedicated journal, including updates on its action and testimonies from the field. The library makes these titles available online: Information Notes (1961-1962), Topical Red Cross News (1962-1969), The ICRC in Action (1970-1975), ICRC Bulletin (1976-1993), Media 7 (1991-1993) and ICRC News (1994-2000). See also the titles available in French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.


News releases from 2000 to present
Note : The news releases are not available in all languages.

English : News release

Africa

Asia and the Pacific

Europe and Central Asia

Middle East

The Americas

2020

2021

2022

2023

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

French : Communiqué de presse

Afrique

Asie et pacifique

Europe et asie centrale

Moyen-orient

Amériques

2020

2021

2022

2023

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Spanish : Comunicado de prensa

África

Asia y el pacífico

Europa y asia central

Oriente próximo

América

2020

2021

2022

2023

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009


News releases from 1939 to 1999
Note : From 1939 to 1965 order by release, then from 1966 to 1999, order by language

French, English, Spanish and German

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949

1939


News releases ICRC with the League of the Red Cross Societies

Note : From 1960 onwards, the joint news releases are available in the above collection.

1948-1959


Communications to the press

French and English

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

Spanish and Arabic

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999