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15 May 2014 / GENEVA – People everywhere are living longer, according to the World Health Statistics 2014 published today by the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on global averages, a girl who was born in 2012 can expect to live to around 73 years, and a boy to the age of 68. This is six years longer than the average global life expectancy for a child born in 1990.

WHO’s...

Genève (CICR) – Les effets dévastateurs des graves crises qui ont éclaté au Soudan du Sud et en République centrafricaine à la fin de 2013 continuent de se faire sentir. Le conflit en Syrie a pris des proportions catastrophiques, avec des répercussions lourdes sur l’ensemble de la région. Dans des contextes tels que l’Afghanistan, Israël et les territoires occupés, la...

Genève (CICR) – Alors que des millions de personnes en Syrie, au Mali, en Somalie et en République démocratique du Congo luttent pour faire face aux conséquences dévastatrices de conflits armés, des millions d’autres subissent un calvaire semblable dans des contextes moins médiatisés tels que la République centrafricaine. Toutes ont besoin d’aide. C’est pourquoi le Comité...

The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] concerning MERS-CoV was held by teleconference on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, from 12:00 to 15:50 Geneva time (CET).

In addition to Members of the Emergency Committee, two expert advisors also participated1. A number of affected States Parties...

AFRICA

Niger: An overview of the ICRC's activities in the Diffa area, in the south-eastern part of the country near the Nigerian border, will be published on www.icrc.org.

Mali: An overview of the ICRC's efforts to restore and maintain contact between family members who have been separated from one another as a result of armed conflict will be published on www.icrc.org.

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