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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01655-N
Date : 20/10/2016
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Mosul : civilians must be protected as fighting intensifies
Duration : 00:01:24
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
RITZ, Katharina (head of delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : unknown
Production reference : AV550N
Description : As fighting intensifies in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq, over 1 million people could be forced to flee their homes.
While people must have the right to flee, many may choose to stay at home, rather than risk life and limb on a dangerous journey to an unknown destination.
Under international humanitarian law, all fighting parties must verify that targets are indeed military objects and do all they can to avoid injury to civilians and civilian infrastructure. Health care facilities and personnel must be safe. Explosive weapons with a wide impact area should be avoided in densely populated areas.
Katharina Ritz, ICRC Head of Delegation, Iraq states: “Our main concern today is for the civilian population - the people, the children . They might try to flee and be caught in the crossfire. We call on all the parties to respect and protect them, to help them access safe areas.”
Whether people stay in Mosul or flee, they must have access to the basic necessities for survival: food, water and shelter.
Ritz says: “We can, over the coming months, assist up to 800,000 people with food. We also have a high stock of material - kitchen utensils, tarpaulins or blankets - what people need when they have to leave in such a rush and cannot take anything with them. We are committed to do our utmost to assist the civilians and the wounded and the sick. In parallel we will also not forget all the displaced in Anbar and in Salahuddin who are still also in need of humanitarian assistance.”
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Mosul : civilians must be protected as fighting intensifies
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
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