The president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, was in Washington all last week for discussions with the Obama administration, lawmakers, and the American Red Cross. Before heading back to Switzerland, he spoke to Intercross about some of the issues he addressed during his visit.
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ICRC president Peter Maurer has begun a visit to Niger and Mali in order to assess and be in a position to report to the international community on the situation from a humanitarian viewpoint in those two countries.
Mr Maurer, who arrived yesterday, will visit Niamey and Agadez in Niger before continuing on to Mopti and Bamako in Mali. He will conclude his visit on 24 October.