Red Cross

A volunteer holds a bag of potatoes at a Red Cross center before distributing it to a citizen in the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on September 8, 2014. European leaders were set to unveil punishing new sanctions on Russia after weekend fighting in Ukraine imperilled a fragile truce aimed at halting a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising.

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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 Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. 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".

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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 (ICRC) hospitals for war victims and the disabled in Kabul June 5, 2013.  The Red Cross halted work across Afghanistan on June 6 to pay a one-day tribute to the guard killed outside its offices in Jalalabad city in an unprecedented militant attack on the aid organisation.

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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 gun battle between security forces and an insurgent, in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the International Red Cross on Wednesday after a two-hour-long gun battle with an insurgent at a guest house in the eastern city of Jalalabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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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