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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03336-N
Date : 29/03/2022
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Title : Ukraine : statement from ICRC director general Robert Mardini
Duration : 00:01:59
Cameraman : KELLY, Caitlin
Editor : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Person appearing :
MARDINI, Robert (director general, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
KELLY, Caitlin; WELLS, Crystal Ashley
Cameraman : KELLY, Caitlin
Editor : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Description : As humanitarian needs in Ukraine increase by the hour, the ability of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to deliver much-needed humanitarian assistance is today being jeopardised by a surge of misinformation and disinformation. Robert Mardini, ICRC's director general, addresses these deliberate, targeted attacks that use false narratives and disinformation to discredit the ICRC.

“False allegations and accusations are circulating about the International Committee of the Red Cross. They have a huge potential to cause harm to the people we serve and to our Red Cross teams on the ground,” Mr Mardini said.
Neutral and impartial humanitarian action must be respected, both ICRC’s and others. ICRC’s sole mandate is to assist and protect victims of armed conflict and violence wherever they are.
“The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is nothing short of catastrophic. People are being killed, injured, maimed on the move, leaving everything behind, living in constant fear of violence, death and running out of basic supplies, water, sanitation, food supplies, medicines. It is untenable. It is unbearable and parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians have a respite,” Mr Mardini said.

The ICRC has been working in Ukraine since 2014, supporting people affected by conflict. Since the recent escalation of the crisis, we have brought over 500 tons of medical supplies, food and relief items into the country to respond to skyrocketing humanitarian needs. We will continue to scale up our work and now have teams in 10 locations across the country.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Ukraine : statement from ICRC director general Robert Mardini
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422