Red Cross Stories : International Humanitarian Law

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International Humanitarian Law

Take an interest in international humanitarian law with the Canadian Red Cross

January 30, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is one of the largest charity organizations in Canada.

Canadian Red Cross volunteer educates youth on international humanitarian law

May 03, 2013 - Volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross, like Toronto native Bernadette Maheandiran, are an integral part of educational programming both at home and abroad.

Four reasons why international humanitarian law is important for Canadians

March 08, 2013 - Below are four reasons why international humanitarian law is an issue that is essential in Canada, and has the potential to impact the lives of many Canadians across the country.

How can international humanitarian law help children affected by war?

February 13, 2013 - Armed conflict affects the lives of men and women in many countries, but in many instances, the ones who are most impacted by war, civil unrest and other forms of strife are children.

How are children impacted by armed conflict?

January 22, 2013 - From being forced to abandon their homes to witnessing unspeakable atrocities, millions of children around the world are affected by armed conflict.

Canadian Red Cross upholds the values of International Human Rights Day year-round

December 14, 2012 - Observed on December 10, International Human Rights Day is a chance for the world community to acknowledge the rights of all individuals.

Do you know the laws of war?

November 09, 2012 - While the laws of war are an essential aspect of international operations, many Canadians may be uncertain about what they actually are.

Red Cross increases aid programs to northern Mali

October 08, 2012 - In Mali, limited access to clean drinking water, coupled with the rainy season which increases the risk for contamination, has left thousands at risk for developing diseases.

Red Cross responds to the plight of children in war-torn countries

September 12, 2012 - Countries torn apart by strife are home to more than just civil unrest and upheaval - they are also populated by millions of vulnerable children.

What do you know about the basics of international humanitarian law?

August 30, 2012 - Since the signing of the First Geneva Convention in 1864, international humanitarian law has served as both a guide and a defense for people living or affected by territories that are mired in armed conflict.