Russia: ICRC president talks about humanitarian missions in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer talked about the organisation’s humanitarian missions in the war-torn countries of Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan in an exclusive interview in Moscow on Thursday. Talking about Yemen, Maurer said “this is one of the most dire humanitarian situations we have seen. People have been dying not only from the direct attacks... Еще and the direct impact of war, but in particular also from the destruction of infrastructure.” “With regard at least to humanitarian assistance we do have still a lot of international support to deliver humanitarian lifesaving assistance into Yemen,” he added. “Priorities in Syria definitely is to have access to as many people displaced within Syria to support them as good as ever we can to deliver basic humanitarian assistance in terms of water, health services, sanitation services,” Maurer said, adding that Syria was the ICRC’s largest operation worldwide.

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