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Premiere of I Know Where I'm Going at ICRC HQ

Over the spring and summer, I was fortunate to work with filmmakers Leandro Badalotti, Tara Todras-Whitehill and Eric Maierson on I Know Where I'm Going, a film Intercross/ICRC co-produced with MediaStorm, a Brooklyn-based production studio.

I Know Where I'm Going tells the story of Hussein Saleh, a staff member based in Aden, south Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been displaced in the last year and casualties are reported almost daily.

Mr. Saleh networks with the government and other parties to ensure that our Yemen delegation can carry out its humanitarian mission and, over the course of the film, visit detainees held by a Jihadist group for the first time.

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ICRC staff member killed in Abyan, Yemen

The ICRC is deeply shocked and dismayed by the death of one of its staff members, Hussein Saleh, who was killed this morning while on duty in the north of Abyan governorate. 

Mr Saleh and three other staff members were assessing the humanitarian situation in the region, which has been severely affected by the recent fighting. The circumstances behind this incident remain unclear. 

"We are devastated by the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Hussein," said Eric Marclay, the head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen. "He was a very motivated and devoted staff member. He played a tremendously crucial role within his team helping hundreds of thousands of people in the south, and lost his life while performing humanitarian work." 

The entire ICRC extends its deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.   

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