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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01294-A
Date : 11/2014
Country/Region : YEMEN
Title : Dammaj : in pursuit of a promise
Duration : 00:13:42
Director : POWELL, Janet
Person appearing :
KHIDIR, Mohanad (délégué protection, CICR)
GOETSCHMANN, David (head of sub-delegation, ICRC)
BREEN, Ciarán James (engineer WatHab, ICRC)
SCHWEIZER, Cédric (head of delegation, ICRC)
GASHAW, Zekariyas Tenna (WatHab delegate, ICRC)
JUNEID, Murad Al (field officer, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FEGHALI, Marie-Claire; POWELL, Janet
External producer :
AL ANSI, Abdulrahman
Cameraman : AL ANSI, Abdulrahman
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Production reference : AV248A; 2014AV.0014
Description : On 4 November 2013, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) evacuated 23 critically wounded people from Dammaj, northern Yemen, in a first of such scale of eight rounds of evacuations. Altogether, the ICRC transferred 183 critically wounded people, one pregnant woman and four children to safety. It also helped the local community retrieve more than 35 mortal remains of their sons.
It all started on 7 October, when a new round of fighting erupted between armed groups in the governorate of Saada, causing dozens of casualties on both sides. The ICRC offered its humanitarian services as a neutral and impartial organization, and declared its willingness to evacuate the wounded if needed.
The organization, which has been working in Yemen since 1962, also called on the parties involved to show respect for the lives and physical well-being of all. The wounded must receive the medical care they require and health facilities must be protected.
In each transfer operation, those evacuated from Dammaj were taken by road to Saada and, if necessary, airlifted to Sana'a for treatment, as the local health facilities in Dammaj are unable to provide suitable care for the most critical cases.
Original language : English
English title : Dammaj : in pursuit of a promise
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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