A convoy of Syrian Red Crescent trucks arrives in Douma, in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, on Monday. This aid convoy is the first to reach the besieged area in weeks.
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An Afghan amputee lifts weights at the International Committee of the Red Cross facility for war victims and the disabled in Mazar-i-Sharif. In September, a patient shot and killed a staffer, closing the center for a month and contributing to a decision to scale back operations in the country.
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Volunteers get a briefing on Thursday at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
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A picture taken from the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometers east of Mosul, shows smoke billowing in the Iraqi city of Nineveh during an operation against the Islamic State on Monday — part of a broad operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
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