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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00608
Date : 08/1995
Country/Region : RUSSIA; CHECHNYA; NORTH OSSETIA; INGUSHETIA
Title : Convoy
Duration : 00:22:41
Director : unknown
Person appearing :
MEYRAT, Thierry (head of delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC; Mir Television
Production company : ICRC; Mir Television
Cameraman : unknown
Description : The story is about an ICRC convoy with humanitarian assistance heading from Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkaria), where the ICRC logistics base in the North Caucasus is situated, through North Ossetia and Ingushetia for Chechnya. Russian journalists accompany the convoy and on their way interview ICRC delegates who tell them about different aspects of ICRC activities in the region. The narration is illustarted by quotations from the Geneva Convention. The convoy moves along the territory of Chechnya, making stops at several points: ICRC offices, for instance, in Pobedinskoye, Grozny, a medical point - to deliver assistance, in Grozny, where a military escort is assigned to it. The last stop was made in a dramatic situation when an armoured vehicle of the military escort at the head of the convoy blew up on a mine and several people were wounded. This time the convoy could not reach Shatoi and had to return, leaving its cargo in Grozny. The last episode is a press-conference in Moscow where the head of the Moscow delegation Thierry Meyrat briefs journalists on ICRC activities in the North Caucasus, reminding them that the conflict in the North Caucasus continues and thousands of people are still in need of assistance.
Original language : Russian
English title : Convoy
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Betacam SP
Best material/format available : Betacam SP

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