The president of the ICRC, Jakob Kellenberger, is on his way to Moscow for a one-day visit during which he will meet Russian foreign affairs minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday 19 March.
Mr Kellenberger is visiting Moscow to discuss the ICRC's concerns regarding the humanitarian situation in Syria and to explain the work the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been doing since the beginning of the unrest.
This visit takes place against the background of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria.
“The humanitarian situation in Homs, Idlib, Hama, Deraa and other areas affected by the unrest remains extremely difficult and could deteriorate further. People have been suffering for several months in some areas, with women and children particularly affected,” said ICRC president Jakob Kellenberger.