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May 31, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that it was temporarily suspending operations in Afghanistan following an attack this week in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which a Red Cross security guard was killed and a staff member wounded. “Because of the incident in Jalalabad we suspended all our activities in Jalalabad and our offices are closed until further notice,” Robin Waudo, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Afghanistan said in a telephone interview.
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WORLD
October 27, 2013 | By Chris Kraul
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release. Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare province when he was seized by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. He is said to be in good physical condition, according to a Red Cross statement. The rebels initially described Sutay as a "mercenary," but announced their intention to release him last month.
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WORLD
May 29, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the second attack on a humanitarian organization in Afghanistan in less than a week, insurgents in Jalalabad struck the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding a member of the staff, police said. The attack occurred about 5:30 p.m. when two insurgents wearing explosive vests approached the compound, said Mohammad Sharif Amin, police chief of eastern Nangarhar province, where Jalalabad is located.
WORLD
October 14, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT -- Three kidnapped International Committee of the Red Cross staff members and a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were released Monday, a day after they were seized in northern Syria, ICRC officials said. Three other Red Cross workers remain captive in Syria, spokeswoman Anastasia Isyuk said in a telephone interview from the agency's headquarters in Geneva. No other details were provided about the release. On Sunday, gunmen in Syria's Idlib province waylaid a humanitarian convoy and abducted the six Red Cross personnel and the Red Crescent volunteer.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2009 | Washington Post
Medical officers who oversaw interrogations of terrorism suspects in CIA secret prisons committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases essentially participated in torture, the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a confidential report that labeled the program "inhuman."
NEWS
November 7, 1995 | Associated Press
Longtime volunteer Gene Dyson will act as president of the American Red Cross while Elizabeth Dole takes a one-year leave to assist her husband's presidential campaign.
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | From Reuters
The International Committee of the Red Cross said that it visited 12,747 Iranian prisoners of war in Iraq and registered more than 4,000 new Iraqi prisoners in Iran last year, a Red Cross spokesman said Thursday.
NEWS
October 3, 1987
The American Red Cross has set up eight emergency centers in five cities that will provide food and shelter for people left homeless by the earthquake, Red Cross officials said. They are: Whittier: Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Alhambra: Joslyn Center,200 N. Chapel St. Montebello: Schurr High School, 840 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles: Hollywood High School, 1521 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles: Garfield High School, 5101 East 6th St. Los Angeles: Roosevelt High School, 456 S. Matthews St.
OPINION
November 18, 2001
"Mayday, Mayday" is the international distress call, even though it's originally French--"M'aidez, m'aidez" (Help me, help me). Some might say it's an appropriate cry for the American Red Cross right now as that unique institution tries to recover from its disastrous handling of the riches showered on it by generous Americans. The United States suffered a severe national concussion in the terrorist attacks and mass murders of Sept. 11.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2009 | Washington Post
The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of Al Qaeda captives "constituted torture," according to newly published excerpts from the long-concealed 2007 document. The report, an account of alleged physical and psychological brutality inside CIA "black site" prisons, also states that some U.S. practices amounted to "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment." Such maltreatment is expressly prohibited by the Geneva Convention.
NATIONAL
July 2, 2013 | By Weston Phippen and Rick Rojas
WICKENBURG, Ariz. - He doesn't know if it was God or something in his gut, but he had a nagging sense the fire would only get worse. He grabbed a pair of pants, a photo album and lit out. "When you're in a situation like that, you just start moving," said Dan Risk, 60, sitting in the gymnasium of Wickenburg High School - home of the Wranglers - which had been set up by the Red Cross as a shelter for those who fled the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  ...
WORLD
May 31, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that it has temporarily suspended operations in Afghanistan after an attack this week in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which a security guard was killed and a staff member wounded. The closure comes as aid agencies across the war-torn country grow increasingly concerned about their ability to carry out humanitarian work after the withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. "Because of the incident in Jalalabad we suspended all our activities in Jalalabad and our offices are closed until further notice," Robin Waudo, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, said in a telephone interview.
WORLD
May 29, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the second attack on a humanitarian organization in Afghanistan in less than a week, insurgents in Jalalabad struck the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding a member of the staff, police said. The attack occurred about 5:30 p.m. when two insurgents wearing explosive vests approached the compound, said Mohammad Sharif Amin, police chief of eastern Nangarhar province, where Jalalabad is located.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
As residents in the Oklahoma City area grappled with the aftermath of the massive tornado that wiped out homes and businesses in its 20-mile path of destruction, killing at least 24 people, relief organizations solicited donations to help. By and large, the charities expressed a preference for donations of money rather than goods. Monica Diaz of the Red Cross in Los Angeles said donating money "allows us to get the items that are needed the quickest faster. " PHOTOS: Powerful tornado slams Oklahoma Donations to the Red Cross will be added to the organization's disaster relief fund, a pot used for disaster aid across the country, not just for the Oklahoma tornadoes.
OPINION
February 5, 2013
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Richard M. Walden, charity case," Opinion, Jan. 30 Richard M. Walden raises several points about the American Red Cross that I'd like to address. When a donor designates his contribution to be spent on an event such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake or Superstorm Sandy, that is exactly where the money goes; it is not put into a general account. The Red Cross spends 91 cents of every dollar donated directly on programs and services.
WORLD
November 9, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad predicted a global catastrophe should the West invade his country, and representatives of Syria's notoriously divided opposition struggled Thursday to form a united government in exile against Assad's beleaguered rule. The International Committee of the Red Cross, meanwhile, said it could no longer cope with the fast-expanding humanitarian crisis in Syria, where a raging civil conflict has left millions in need of shelter, medical aid, food and other necessities.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of super storm Sandy . “Although the devastation caused by this hurricane was thousands of miles from Southern California, we consider the Lakers to be part of a much larger community, and we wanted to do our part to help the recovery of those affected,” said Janie Drexel, director of charitable services. Additionally the team has promised to match up to an additional $50,000 of donations from fans, bringing their total contribution to $100,000.
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