On Seven Year Anniversary of Syrian War, ICRC President Peter Maurer Visits: Starkest Scenes of Utter Destruction

On Seven Year Anniversary of Syrian War, ICRC President Peter Maurer Visits: Starkest Scenes of Utter Destruction

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, was inside Eastern Ghouta today (March 15) to see the conditions people are facing:“Over the last couple of hours, I could talk to many people here in order to have an impression what the difficulties are for the people living here encircled and in need of almost everything - medicine first and foremost but everything which is necessary for the day to day life.”

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ICRC in the News: The Situation in Raqqa

ICRC in the News: The Situation in Raqqa

ICRC's Ingy Sedky, spoke with Fox News and NPR's Morning Edition recently from her base in Damascus on the worsening conditions in Raqqa, Syria. While hundreds of thousands have managed to escape Raqqa city since April 2017 (205,000 people according to the UN), the fate of tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city remains unknown. Ingy speaks to the  harrowing reports coming out of the city – of civilian casualties; houses, hospitals and schools being targeted; while the sick and the injured remain unattended to for lack of functioning health structures.

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#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: ICRC Statements on Syrian Missile Strikes, April 7, 2017

#ICYMI Weekly Roundup: ICRC Statements on Syrian Missile Strikes, April 7, 2017

Late Thursday, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat near Homs. The U.S. President said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapons use in Idlib earlier this week. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at ICRC’s statement on the event as portrayed by the media and other online outlets.

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