Migrants are rescued during an operation in the Mediterranean Sea. A team of the Italian Red Cross and the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved 434 people in three different operations on Thursday
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, views a painting of herself by British artist Henry Ward, commissioned to commemorate her six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, at Windsor Castle. Photo Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images
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In this photo released by Italian Red Cross migrants embrace each other during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea. At least five people have died during the sinking of a wooden boat full with migrants as they tried to reach the Italian coasts
A relief convoy carrying aid entering the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said 44 trucks loaded with food and other aid entered the rebel-held town, while 21 other trucks went to the government-controlled towns of Fuaa and Kafraya on Tuesday
A volunteer holds a bag of potatoes at a Red Cross centre before distributing it to citizens in the key southeastern port city of Mariupol in Ukraine on Monday
One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area “is lined with thousands of people” waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is “is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far”.
An Afghan amputee practices walking with her prosthetic leg at one of the International Committee of the Red Cross hospitals for war victims and the disabled in Kabul.
Smoke rises from the International Red Cross building after a two-hour gun battle between security forces and an insurgent at a guest house in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the charity