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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01185-N
Date : 30/05/2013
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND; AFGHANISTAN
Title : ICRC strongly condemns attack on its Jalalabad office in Afghanistan
Duration : 00:02:49
Director : DOOLE, Claire
Person appearing :
MAIO, Jacques de (director of operations South Asia, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
DOOLE, Claire
Cameraman : FELL, Nicola Eva
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV087N
Description : The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly condemns an attack on its office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, by unidentified armed men.
“It is a brutal despicable and senseless attack against an organization that has been present in Afghanistan for the last 30 years," said Jacques De Maio, ICRC’s head of operations for South Asia. "There isn't a single Afghan that wouldn’t recognize the fact that we are strictly independent and humanitarian in what we do. So there is a lot of incomprehension about why four people would actually kill themselves to attack an unprotected structure of a strictly humanitarian organization like ours."
One staff member, an Afghan guard, was killed and three others slightly wounded, an expatriate and national colleagues. All other staff are safe and well.
All ICRC movements have been frozen throughout Afghanistan. "There is not a single ICRC delegate or employee who is taking the roads today in Afghanistan," stated De Maio. "Our sub delegation in Jalalabad has been closed.“
"These attacks and the quality of these attacks compel us precisely to redefine the level of danger there is for humanitarian players and for us to operate in the area," says De Maio. "We are reconnecting with the government. We are reconnecting with the armed opposition as well to try and determine exactly what happened and why. It was clearly a planned attack with a level of organization and means that rule out a kind of isolated incident by some individual."
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : ICRC strongly condemns attack on its Jalalabad office in Afghanistan
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : Mpeg2
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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