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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00764
Date : 03/2003
Title : ICRC prepares to respond to needs of civilian population in Iraq in case of war
Duration : 00:08:26
Cameraman : SURY, François de
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
BURDULI, Guram (warehouse manager)
BOSSERT, Roger (workshop manager)
STAEHELIN, Balthasar (délégué général OP/MO, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : War in Irak would precipitate a very serious humanitarian crisis, according to Balthasar Staehelin, International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) general delegate for the Middle East. It is essential, therefore, that the international community is ready to respond to the needs of stricken populations in this region. He commented earlier this week: 'Another war would impact very seriously on an already fragilized and impoverished population'. Over past months, the ICRC has enhanced its operational set-up in Irak and in the surrounding countries, in terms of material and human resources, so as to be able to respond as quickly as possible to humanitarian needs. The ICRC's logisitcs set-up includes the capacity to receive, store and forward relief supplies for ICRC-planned actions as well as to support National Societies. As part of its preparedness planning for possible emergency action in Irak, the ICRC has established additional logistics bases in Iran (Kermanshah and Urumiyeh) and Kuwait and extended the existing base in Jordan (Amman) which already provides goods for the population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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English title : ICRC prepares to respond to needs of civilian population in Iraq in case of war
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