Red Cross chief to press Russia on Syria access

By REUTERS
March 18, 2012 18:02

 
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GENEVA - The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Jakob Kellenberger was on his way to Moscow on Sunday to ask Russia to help persuade the Syrian government to let humanitarian aid enter the country.

The ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent have managed to reach some areas affected by the fighting, providing thousands of people with food, medicines and other essential items, but Kellenberger said much more access was needed.

"A daily cessation in the fighting for a period of at least two hours remains essential in order for emergency medical evacuations to take place safely and for aid to reach vulnerable people swiftly," he said in a statement.

"The ICRC is asking for an unambiguous commitment from all concerned to these breaks in the fighting, so that it can reach people in urgent need," said Kellenberger, who will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday.

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