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Canada and the USA: News and Notes, June 2009

30-06-2009 Field Newsletter

This month, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino. After intense fighting left more than 6,000 dead and 40,000 wounded, Henry Dunant and local women cared for the wounded and dying in the church of Castiglione. The experience prompted Dunant to write "A Memory of Solferino", and it was his call to alleviate the suffering of the wounded that inspired the founding of the Red Cross, now the world's largest humanitarian network. Activities this month include a gathering of youth in Solferino itself, while in the United States and Canada, the ICRC is sharing the "Our World – At War" exhibition with the public.

 In this issue:  
 

  • Our World At War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines Now on Exhibit at the Newseum

  • Interview with Jacques de Maio, ICRC Head of Operations for South Asia

  • Pakistan: Thousands Need Food, Water, and Medical Care

  • Third Annual International Humanitarian Law Course Held at UVA School of Law

  • Philippines: Eugenio Vagni sorely missed amid continuing concerns for his safety
     
    ... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

  ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, June 2009