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Canada and the USA: News and Notes, July 2009

31-07-2009 Field Newsletter

This month the ICRC rejoices for our colleague Eugenio Vagni who is free after his long captivity in the Philippines. In this month's newsletter, we also look at our 150th anniversary party at the Newseum in Washington. Jürg Montani from the ICRC's Mulilateral Diplomacy and Humanitarian Coordination Unit in Geneva shares some thoughts on the debates around humanitarian action today. We also bring you an update from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a report on the 27th annual edition of the international humanitarian law course organized by the ICRC and the Polish Red Cross in Warsaw.

 In this issue:  
 

  • Philippines: ICRC Confirms that Eugenio Vagni is Free

  • ICRC Celebrates 150 Years of Red Cross

  • Interview with Jürg Montani: Deputy Head, Multilateral Diplomacy & Humanitarian Coordination

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mounting Concern as Civilians'Plight Worsens

  • 27th Edition of the International Humanitarian Law Course in Warsaw, Poland
     
    ... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

  ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, July 2009