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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00821-B
Date : 04/2004
Country/Region : HAITI
Title : Crise en Haïti, février 2004 = Crisis in Haïti, February 2004
Duration : 00:06:37
Person appearing :
PLUESS, Simon (délégué communication, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
MIRANDA, Virginie
Cameraman : SIDLER, Roland
Description : The International Committee of the Red Cross has stepped up its operations in Haiti
since armed confrontation broke out in early February. It is appealing for 4.6 million
Swiss francs to cover the costs of extending its emergency operations over the coming months. The money is needed to cover the increased costs of medical and surgical care for the sick and wounded, and to strengthen existing Haitian Red Cross ambulance and first aid services. Over past weeks, the ICRC has worked with the Haitian Red Cross, running convoys of vital medical material to the north of the country which has been cut off by fighting from normal supply lines. Medical kits, each treating 100 war wounded, have so far been delivered to medical centres in the towns of St Marc, Gonaives and Cap-Haitian. Supplies have also been provided for the former Military Hospital in Port au Prince where a team of Cuban doctors are treating war-wounded. As the security situation in Haiti becomes increasingly unstable, the ICRC is extremely concerned about the lack of respect for medical personnel and other humanitarian staff, as well as to patients. It is stepping up its dialogue with political leaders and armed groups, urging them to take all measures to ensure that the safety of civilians and medical personnel is better protected.
Original language : English
Other language : French; International soundtrack
French title : Crise en Haïti, février 2004
English title : Crisis in Haïti, February 2004
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : DVCam
Best material/format available : DVCam

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