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Canada and the USA: News and Notes, February 2011

28-02-2011 Field Newsletter

Pierre Krähenbühl on challenges for humanitarian organizations in armed conflict. A panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on access during humanitarian crises. The neutral intermediary role of the ICRC during the release of people held by the FARC in Colombia. ICRC doctor Hassan Nasreddine’s mission to Egypt. And congratulations to ICRC Washington newsletter-writer Sara Schomig, whose son Everett was born this month.

In this issue:

  • Pierre Krähenbühl: the militarization of aid and its perils
  • Access during humanitarian crises: barriers to protection and assistance
  • Colombia I: Neutral intermediary
  • Colombia II: Release operation in photos

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

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, February  2011