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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03662-N
Date : 10/02/2023
Country/Region : SYRIA
Title : Syria: president of the ICRC visits Aleppo in earthquake aftermath
Duration : 00:01:53
Editor : FATTAH, Ahmed Mohamed Abdel
Person appearing :
SPOLJARIC EGGER, Mirjana (president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FATTAH, Ahmed Mohamed Abdel
Description : International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) president Mirjana Spoljaric visited Aleppo on Februiary 10th, 2023, five days after a deadly earthquake hit southern Türkiye and northwest Syria.
President Spoljaric said - ‘It is very difficult to describe the layers of suffering and destruction that I'm witnessing here in Aleppo. And it's very cold, and there is no heating. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost their loved ones, parents who have lost their children and children who have lost their parents. The suffering particularly of the children and of the elderly people, is difficult to see. The ICRC will do anything it can to support them. We are working closely with our partners from the Red Crescent and Red Cross. And I salute them for having been there working with us tirelessly since Monday. But what is most important now is that we gain access to all parts of northern Syria to help people who need our urgent support. Impartial humanitarian assistance should never be hindered, nor politicized. We have to get access. We have to be able to reach the affected population.’
President Spoljaric's visit to Syria to draw attention to the needs and plight of people was scheduled prior to the earthquake. Her visit to Aleppo is part of a six-day visit to the country with ICRC teams. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is on the ground in both Türkiye and Syria responding to emergency needs of earthquake victims.

Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Syria: president of the ICRC visits Aleppo in earthquake aftermath
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