ICRC Day of Remembrance Honors Those who have Died in Line of Duty

ICRC Day of Remembrance Honors Those who have Died in Line of Duty

At 4 a.m. on December 17, 1996, a group of armed men murdered six ICRC colleagues at the ICRC field hospital in Novye Atagi, Chechnya, as they slept in their quarters. Twenty years later, we remember and honor all of those who have died in the line of duty. Today in Geneva, a “March of Remembrance” took place, starting in front of the United Nations and ending at ICRC Headquarters. Families of ICRC staff killed in the line of duty, current and former ICRC staff, and other representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement took part. A photo exhibition “Ray of Hope – A Story of Commitment” is also being displayed in Geneva as a tribute to the ICRC staff who have lost their lives, illustrating the depth of their commitment to aiding victims of war around the world. Select images from "Ray of Hope" are shown here. 

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