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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03411-N
Date : 27/03/2022
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Title : Ukraine : ICRC teams preparing for safe passage of civilians and delivering humanitarian aid in Mariupol
Duration : 00:00:58
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
MARBEAU, Lucile (staff member, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : An International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team is in Zaporizhzhia with pre-positioned relief items and medical supplies to be ready to facilitate the safe passage of civilians out of Mariupol and bring aid into the city. For logistics and security reasons, the team is ready to lead the safe passage operation tomorrow, Friday, provided all the parties agree to the exact terms, including the route, the start time, and the duration. It’s desperately important that this operation takes place. The lives of tens of thousands of people in Mariupol depend on it.

Lucile Marbeau, an ICRC staff member present with the teams preparing the operation tomorrow, said: “We have just arrived in Zaporizhzhia. We're here because really, we hope to be able to facilitate safe passage for civilians desperately wanting to flee Mariupol. We are also here with two trucks of assistance, hoping that we can get that assistance in. In these trucks, there is food, medicine, relief items for those civilians who decide to stay in Mariupol and who will need to be both protected and to have humanitarian aid.”

This operation is critical. Time is running out for civilians in Mariupol and in other frontline areas who have now gone for weeks with no humanitarian assistance. For this to work tomorrow, militaries on the ground need to give civilians and humanitarian organisations security guarantees and practical agreements to allow aid in and for those who wish to evacuate safely.

Should this operation be happening ICRC’s role will be to lead the convoy out of Mariupol.

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 : ICRC teams preparing for safe passage of civilians and delivering humanitarian aid in Mariupol
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Aspect ratio : 16/9
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