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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Red Cross

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# Syria
Still no access to Baba Amr for Red Cross in Syria
Those suffering in the besieged neighbourhood in Homs have gone weeks without any humanitarian aid.
# Syria
Watch: Wounded journalist tells of 'indiscriminate massacre' in Syria
Paul Conroy was speaking after being smuggled out of Homs, where he was injured in the attack that killed Marie Colvin.
# Syria
Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
# Syria
Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
The ICRC says Syrian authorities have given it the green light to enter Baba Amr tomorrow.
# Syria
Red Cross attempts to rescue Syrians and journalists trapped in Homs
Negotiations between aid agencies and the Syrian government come after just over two dozen people were evacuated from the besieged city yesterday.
# Daily Fix
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Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…
# Syria
Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire
The ICRC says it is engaging with government and opposition groups to work out a deal to end fighting in the most affected areas.
# Food Crisis
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
# Courts
Man charged over Wicklow murder
The body of Stephen O’Meara was found in a shallow grave in 2009.
# Libya
Libyan forces launch attack on Gaddafi stronghold
The country’s transitional government has launched the attack on Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte, using tank and mortar fire.
# Health
Presenting... the ambulance on a bike
Irish Red Cross gets (two) First Responder bicycle units to deliver medical aid quickly and efficiently.
# Libya
Ireland contributes €100k to emergency medical supplies for Tripoli
Serious medical supply and staff shortages have left Tripoli hospitals unable to cope with the level of casualties from the Libyan conflict.
# Libya
Journalists freed from Tripoli hotel after Red Cross talks
Gaddafi loyalists release the group of 35, after crisis talks led by the Red Cross, after conditions at the Rixos deteriorated.
# Uganda
Riots sweep across Uganda killing two as police fire tear gas at opposition leader
Protesters have called for an Egyptian-style uprising against the president who has been in power for a quarter of a century.
# Pacific Tsunami
Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.
# Korea
North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea
State breaks eight months of silence by allowing Red Cross to re-establish contact between the two states but tensions still high.