SUDAN WATCH: Red Cross says humanitarian situation in Darfur is more or less under control

Friday, May 08, 2009

Red Cross says humanitarian situation in Darfur is more or less under control

8th May is international day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent society.

From Sudan Radio Service 07 May 2009 - (Khartoum):
The International Committee of the Red Cross says that the humanitarian situation in Darfur is more or less under control after the GONU expelled 13 international humanitarian organizations from the region.

Jordi Raich Curco is the head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan. He spoke to Sudan Radio Service in Khartoum on Wednesday.

[Jordi Raich Curco]: “Obviously there was at the beginning, the shock about how big, how much, of an impact there would be regarding these NGOs leaving. I think that the Government of Sudan and the United Nations have been following the problem by doing an assessment and designing a strategy. So the needs are there of course but I think the situation we can say is more or less under control.”

He also called on the nations of the world to work improve humanitarian situation in countries affected by conflicts.

[Jordi Raich Curco]: “What we are doing is to launch on the 8th May, which is international day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent society, a worldwide global campaign called “Our World, Your Move”. What we try to say by that is that this is our world but it is your move as individuals. We try to highlight the power of individuals, the power of people like Dunant, who was this person in the battle of Solferino that came up with an idea that helped to develop organizations and institutions that will help other movements, other persons, and other humans.”

Jordi Raich Curco, the head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan was speaking to Sudan Radio Service in Khartoum on Wednesday.

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