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Hope on the edge of famine

In the dry sand of Somaliland, northern Somalia, 25-year-old Hamda Muhamed Ibrahim looks on nervously as her four-year-old son Aaden is weighed at a Red Cross Red Crescent clinic. He is just over half the weight he should be for his age.

This nurse’s story will convince you no crisis is too big to make a difference

Khaled Naanaa, who was trapped in the Syrian city of Madaya, used YouTube videos to teach himself to perform surgery on wounded people. He now lives in Australia. This is his story.

We must unite to prohibit nuclear weapons

This year in New York, governments are meeting to negotiate a global treaty banning nuclear weapons. This time it’s much more than talk. It is a real opportunity to prohibit nuclear weapons and take an important step towards their elimination.

Raising a baby in a village with no safe water

This is the story of Lucinda, who is keen to volunteer with Red Cross and make life better for other mums in her remote village in Indonesia’s Belu district. The area was hit hard by drought during the recent El Niño.

Under siege and saving lives

As the conflict in Syria enters its sixth year, Khaled Naanaa’s story will convince you no crisis is too big to make a difference.

A quest to give back

After fleeing the Taliban, Haji Alizada hopes his story can dispel the myths surrounding asylum seekers.

Documenting a humanitarian crisis

As thousands of Syrians flee the ongoing civil war in their homeland, Red Cross worker Joe Cropp reports from Mosul on the emotional toll of being caught up in conflict.

The last drop

‘Only rain could make me smile.’ As Australian Red Cross activates its East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, the drought situation in the region reaches crisis point.

Laws, wars and our soldiers

A recent ICRC survey of people around the world asked what type of behaviours were considered acceptable in wartime. The answers were both enlightening and disturbing.

Eye in the sky

They’re used in everything from military operations to sporting events, but could aerial drones be the future of disaster management?