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Canada and the USA: News and Notes, November 2009

30-11-2009 Field Newsletter

This month the ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada shares two important initiatives with our newsletter readers. The first concerns the plight of internally displaced persons and the need to help them outside of camp settings. The second, in connection with Universal Children's Day on 20 November, is a call for children to be offered better protection in countries at war. We also carry an interview with the ICRC's deputy head of delegation in Somalia and promote the ICRC's Flickr photostream. Finally, we share the troubling news that Gauthier Lefèvre was abducted in West Darfur, Sudan, on 22 October and Laurent Maurice was abducted in eastern Chad on 9 November.

 In this issue:  

  • Sudan/Chad: ICRC presses for release of abducted staff members

  • ICRC calls for more action to help internally displaced people outside camps

  • Universal Children's Day: put a stop to crimes against children in war

  • Interview with Hugo van den Eertwegh, ICRC's deputy head of delegation for Somalia

  • ICRC uses Flickr: check out our photostream

 
... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

 
ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, November 2009